Dates & deadlines

Important deadlines

The Academic Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies at the University of British Columbia. The Calendar also serves as a record of many University academic policies and procedures. The online Calendar is the official Calendar. Changes are incorporated online at intervals throughout the year.

Explore the Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines of the academic year.

Dates and deadlines

Winter session term 1

September 2021

Sept. 7 Winter Session Term 1 begins for most faculties
Sept. 16 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties.
Sept. 20 Last day to drop Term 1 courses without a W standing
Sept. 30 University close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Oct. 11 University closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 8-12 (inclusive) Midterm Break for most faculties
Nov. 11 University closed for Remembrance Day
Nov. 26 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing
Dec. 8 Last day of classes for most faculties
Dec. 11 Exams begin for most faculties
Dec. 22 Last day of exams for most faculties

Winter session term 2

January 2022

Jan 1 University closed for New Year’s Day
Jan 11 Winter Session Term 2 begins for most faculties
Jan 14 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties.
Jan 22 Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing
Feb. 21 University closed for Family Day
Feb 21-25 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties
Mar. 18 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Apr. 15 University closed for Good Friday
Apr. 18 University closed for Easter Monday
Apr. 11 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr. 14 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr. 29 Last day of exams for most faculties