2020 - 2021 Academic Calendars

The Official UNBC 2020 - 2021 Academic Calendars are effective for the period September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. The information is as of July 1, 2020 and includes motions passed at June 24, 2020 Senate.

2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar

Academic Dates*

*As per Senate motions S-202012.02 and S-202012.03: 

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic that Senate approves the exceptional delay to the start of the January 2021 Academic Term until January 11th from January 4th, 2021. Further, approves the change in the Last Day of Classes from April 12th, 2021 to April 19th, 2021 and authorizes the Registrar to adjust the 2021 Semester Dates in the 2020-2021 UNBC Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Calendars to give effect to these changes;

Furthermore, 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 minimal and reasonable exceptions, adjustments and interpretations of Academic Regulations and Policies in the Calendars that allow for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete January 2021 credits in a timely manner, while maintaining academic integrity.


Please note the following programs start on January 5th, 2021: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education (Multidisciplinary Leadership and Counselling), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work.

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.