2019 - 2020 Academic Calendars

The Official UNBC 2019 - 2020 Academic Calendars are effective for the period September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. The information is as of July 1, 2019 and includes motions passed at June 26, 2019 Senate. 

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Graduate Academic Calendar*

Academic Dates**


*PDF versions of the Academic Calendars are published July 1 of each year and represent the upcoming academic year. In the event of a discrepancy between the PDF and online editions of the Academic Calendars, the PDF edition shall be considered to be the University's official statement. The online edition of the University Academic Calendar is dynamic and will be updated regularly to reflect approved academic revisions.

**As per Senate approval on December 2, 2019, the academic dates for the September 2019 semester have been adjusted. The last day of classes is Friday December 13, 2019 and the exam period has been removed. These changes are not reflected in the Academic Calendars found above published on July 1, 2019 as these are static documents. These changes have been reflected on applicable pages of the web calendar.

Motion S-201912.02 reads as follows:

That Senate approves the removal of the Exam Period from the 2019 September Semester Dates, and further approves the change in the Last Day of Classes from Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 to Friday December 13th, 2019 and authorizes the Registrar to adjust the 2019 Semester Dates in the 2019-2020 UNBC Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Calendars to give effect to this change;

And further that, Senate authorizes Faculty, with the approval of their Program Chairs, or Dean as necessary, to amend course syllabi and intended evaluation methods to the extent necessary to allow for final evaluation and issuance of credit for all September 2019 courses in a timely manner, while maintaining academic integrity and respecting Program and pre-requisite requirements. That Faculty, in consultation with Program Chairs, ensure that the amendments to course syllabi and course evaluations do not excessively burden students;

And, in the current, limited and exceptional circumstances, Senate further authorizes the Deans, in consultation with Program Chairs and the Registrar to exercise discretion in approving reasonable exceptions, adjustments and interpretations of Academic Regulations and Policies in the Calendars that allow for students impacted by the job action to complete September 2019 credits in a timely manner, while maintaining academic integrity.