Graduate Semester Dates

Academic Year

The academic year extends from September 1 to August 31. Each 12-month academic year is composed of the following semesters:

  • September Semester - September to December
  • January Semester - January to April
  • May Semester - May to August


2019 - 2020 UNBC Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon 2 September Good Friday
Fri 10 April
Thanksgiving Day Mon 14 October Easter Sunday Sun 12 April
Remembrance Day Mon 11 November Easter Monday Mon 13 April
Maintenance Shutdown Sat 21 December (CANCELLED) Victoria Day Mon 18 May
Winter Break Tues 24 December - Wed 1 January Maintenance Shutdown Sat 20 June
Family Day Mon 17 February Canada Day Wed 1 July
Mid-Semester Break Tues 18 - Fri 21 February BC Day Mon 3 August


2019 September, 2020 January, and 2020 May Semester Academic Dates

2019 September 2020 January
2020 May
Orientation Day Tues 3 September
First Day of Classes Wed 4 September Mon 6 January Fri 1 May
Fees Due Wed 4 September Mon 6 January Fri 1 May
Add/Drop Date Wed 18 September Mon 20 January Tues 19 May
Withdrawal Date Thurs 24 October Tues 25 February Mon 22 June
Last Day of Classes Fri 13 December Thurs 9 April Fri 14 August
First Day of Exams Tues 14 April Mon 17 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 24 April Fri 21 August


2019 - 2020 Application for Graduation and Convocation Dates

Application Deadline for September Semester Graduation Fri 1 November
Application Deadline for January Semester Graduation Sun 1 March
Application Deadline for May Semester Graduation Wed 1 July
Convocation Day (Prince George Campus) Fri 29 May


2019 - 2020 Senate Dates

25 Sept 2019 23 Oct 2019 11 Dec 2019 22 Jan 2020 26 Feb 2020
25 Mar 2020 22 Apr 2020 27 May 2020 24 Jun 2020 27 Aug 2020

For more detailed information on Academic Dates & Deadlines, please see the PDF documents here.

updated: December 3, 2019