Undergraduate 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


2021 - 2022 UNBC Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon 6 September Good Friday
Fri 15 April
Thanksgiving Day Mon 11 October Easter Sunday Sun 17 April
Remembrance Day Thurs 11 November Easter Monday Mon 18 April
Winter Break Fri 24 December - Sat 1 January Victoria Day Mon 23 May
Family Day Mon 21 February Maintenance Shutdown Sat 25 June
Mid-Semester Break Tues 22 - Fri 25 February Canada Day Fri 1 July
BC Day Mon 1 August


2021 September, 2022 January, and 2022 May Semester Academic Dates

2021 September 2022 January
2022 May
Orientation Day Tues 7 September Tues 4 January
First Day of Classes Wed 8 September Wed 5 January Mon 2 May
Fees Due Wed 8 September Wed 5 January Mon 2 May
Add/Drop Date Wed 22 September Wed 19 January Mon 16 May
Withdrawal Date Fri 29 October Thurs 24 February Tues 21 June
Last Day of Classes Mon 6 December Thurs 7 April Fri 12 August
First Day of Exams Tues 7 December Fri 8 April Mon 15 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 17 December Fri 22 April Fri 19 August


2022 Spring and Summer Intersession Academic Dates

Intersession 2022 Spring 2022 Summer
First Day of Classes Mon 2 May Mon 4 July
Fees Due Mon 2 May Mon 2 May
Add/Drop Date Fri 6 May Fri 8 July
Withdrawal Date Thurs 19 May Thurs 21 July
Last Day of Classes Fri 10 June Fri 12 August
First Day of Exams Mon 13 June Mon 15 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 17 June Fri 19 August


2021 - 2022 Application for Graduation and Convocation Dates

Application Deadline for September Semester Graduation Mon 1 November
Application Deadline for January Semester Graduation Tues 1 March
Application Deadline for May Semester Graduation Fri 15 July
Convocation Day (Prince George Campus) Fri 27 May


2021 - 2022 Senate Dates

22 Sept 2021 27 Oct 2021 24 Nov 2021 26 Jan 2022 23 Feb 2022
23 Mar 2022 27 Apr 2022 25 May 2022 22 Jun 2022 24 Aug 2022


2021 May Semester and Spring and Summer Intersession Academic Dates

2021 May 2021 Spring 2021 Summer
First Day of Classes Mon 10 May Mon 10 May Mon 12 July
Fees Due Mon 10 May Mon 10 May Mon 10 May
Add/Drop Date Tues 25 May Fri 14 May Fri 16 July
Withdrawal Date Tues 29 June Thurs 27 May Thurs 29 July
Last Day of Classes Fri 20 August Fri 18 June Fri 20 August
First Day of Exams Mon 23 August Mon 21 June Mon 23 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 27 August Fri 25 June Fri 27 August

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


Academic Dates and Deadlines Through August 2025


September 2020 to August 2021:

2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Dates

September 2021 to August 2022:

2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Dates

September 2022 to August 2023:

2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Dates

September 2023 to August 2024:

2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Dates

September 2024 to August 2025:

updated: July 2, 2021