Undergraduate Semester Dates

Academic Year

The academic year extends from September 1 to August 31. Most of the University course offerings are delivered during the day, and courses are available in the evening during the September and January Semesters. Each 12-month academic year begins in September and is composed of the following semesters:

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


2018 - 2019 UNBC Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon 3 September Good Friday
Fri 19 April
Thanksgiving Day Mon 8 October Easter Sunday Sun 21 April
Remembrance Day (in lieu) Mon 12 November Easter Monday Mon 22 April
Maintenance Shutdown Sat 15 December Victoria Day Mon 20 May
Christmas closure Mon 24 December -
Tues 1 January
Maintenance Shutdown Sat 22 June
Family Day Mon 18 February Canada Day Mon 1 July
Mid-Semester Break Tues 19 -
Fri 22 February
BC Day Mon 5 August


2018 September, 2019 January, & 2019 May Semester Dates

Semester 2018 September 2019 January
2019 May
Orientation Day Tues 4 September Wed 2 January
Start of Classes Wed 5 September Thurs 3 January Mon 6 May
Fees Due Wed 5 September Thurs 3 January Mon 6 May
Add/Drop Date Wed 19 September Thurs 17 January Tues 21 May
Withdrawal Date Thurs 25 October Fri 22 February Tues 25 June
Last Day of Classes Fri 30 November Fri 5 April Fri 9 August
First Day of Exams Tues 4 December Mon 8 April Mon 12 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 14 December Thurs 18 April Fri 16 August


2019 Spring & Summer Intersession Semester Dates

Semester 2019 Spring Intersession 2019 Summer Intersession
Start of Classes Mon 6 May Wed 3 July
Fees Due Mon 6 May Mon 6 May
Add/Drop Date Fri 10 May Tues 9 July
Withdrawal Date Fri 24 May Mon 22 July
Last Day of Classes Fri 14 June Fri 9 August
First Day of Exams Mon 17 June Mon 12 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 21 June Fri 16 August


2019 - 2019 Registration & Convocation Dates

Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Student Convocation Wed 31 October
Registration Deadline for Graduate Student Convocation Mon 6 May
Registration Opens for 2019-2020 Academic Year Mon 1 April
Convocation Fri 31 May


2018 - 2019 Senate Dates

26 Sept 2018 24 Oct 2018 28 Nov 2018 23 Jan 2019 27 Feb 2019
27 Mar 2019 24 Apr 2019 22 May 2019 26 Jun 2019 28 Aug 2019

For more detailed information on Academic Dates & Deadlines, please see the following pdf documents:

September 2018 to August 2019 Dates & Deadlines:

2018-2019 Academic Dates
2018-2019 Undergraduate Student Deadlines
2018-2019 Graduate Student Deadlines


Academic Dates & Deadlines for the next 5 years



updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018