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


2022 - 2023 UNBC Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon 5 September Mid-Semester Break Tues 21 - Fri 24 February
Queen Elizabeth II - National Day of Mourning Mon 19 September Good Friday Fri 7 April
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Fri 30 September Easter Sunday Sun 9 April
Thanksgiving Day Mon 10 October Easter Monday Mon 10 April
Remembrance Day Fri 11 November Victoria Day Mon 22 May
Winter Break Sat 24 - Sat 31 December Maintenance Shutdown Sat 17 June
New Year's Day Sun 1 January Canada Day Sat 1 July
Family Day Mon 20 February BC Day Mon 7 August


2022 September, 2023 January, and 2023 May Semester Academic Dates

2022 September 2023 January
2023 May
Orientation Day Tues 6 September Tues 3 January
First Day of Classes Wed 7 September Wed 4 January Mon 1 May
Fees Due Wed 7 September Wed 4 January Mon 1 May
Add/Drop Date Thurs 22 September Wed 18 January Mon 15 May
Withdrawal Date Thurs 27 October Thurs 23 February Tues 20 June
Last Day of Classes Tues 6 December Thurs 6 April Fri 11 August
First Day of Exams Thurs 8 December Tues 11 April Mon 14 August
Last Day of Exams Mon 19 December Fri 21 April Fri 18 August


2022 Spring and Summer Intersession Academic Dates

Intersession 2022 Spring 2022 Summer
First Day of Classes Mon 1 May Tues 4 July
Fees Due Mon 1 May Mon 1 May
Add/Drop Date Fri 5 May Mon 10 July
Last Day of Classes Fri 9 June Fri 11 August
First Day of Exams Mon 12 June Mon 14 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 16 June Fri 18 August


2022 - 2023 Application for Graduation and Convocation Dates

Application Deadline for September Semester Graduation Tues 1 November
Application Deadline for January Semester Graduation Wed 1 March
Application Deadline for May Semester Graduation Sat 15 July
Convocation Day (Prince George Campus) Fri 26 May


2022 - 2023 Senate Dates

28 Sept 2022 26 Oct 2022 23 Nov 2022 25 Jan 2023 22 Feb 2023
22 Mar 2023 26 Apr 2023 24 May 2023 28 Jun 2023 23 Aug 2023
For more detailed information on Academic Dates & Deadlines, please see the following documents:


Academic Dates and Deadlines Through August 2023