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


2020?- 2021?UNBC Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon 7 September Good Friday
Fri 2?April
Thanksgiving Day Mon 12 October Easter Sunday Sun 4?April
Remembrance Day Wed 11 November Easter Monday Mon 5 April
Winter Break Thurs 24 December?- Fri?1 January Victoria Day Mon 24?May
Family Day Mon 15 February Maintenance Shutdown Sat 19 June
Mid-Semester Break Tues 16?- Fri 19 February Canada Day Thurs 1 July
BC Day Mon 2 August


2020?September, 2021?January, and 2021?May Semester Academic Dates

2020 September 2021 January
2021?May
Orientation Day Tues 8 September Mon 4 January
First Day of Classes Wed 9 September Tues 5 January Mon 3 May
Fees Due Wed 9 September Tues 5 January Mon 3 May
Add/Drop Date Wed 23?September Tues 19 January Mon 17 May
Withdrawal Date Thurs 29 October Wed 24 February Tues 22 June
Last Day of Classes Mon 7 December Mon 12 April Fri 13 August
First Day of Exams Tues 8 December Tues 13 April Mon 16 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 18 December Fri 23 April Fri 20?August

2021?Spring and Summer Intersession Academic Dates

Intersession 2021?Spring 2021 Summer
First Day of Classes Mon 3 May Mon 5 July
Fees Due Mon 3 May Mon 3 May
Add/Drop Date Fri 7 May Fri 9 July
Withdrawal Date Thurs 20 May Thurs 22 July
Last Day of Classes Fri 11 June Fri 13 August
First Day of Exams Mon 14 June Mon 16 August
Last Day of Exams Fri 18?June Fri 20?August


2020?- 2021?Application for Graduation and Convocation Dates

Application Deadline for September Semester Graduation Sun 1 November
Application Deadline for January Semester Graduation Sun 1 March
Application Deadline for May Semester Graduation Thurs 15 July
Convocation Day (Prince George Campus) Fri 28 May


2020?- 2021?Senate Dates

23 Sept 2020 28 Oct 2020 25 Nov 2020 27 Jan 2021 24 Feb 2021
24 Mar 2021 28 Apr 2021 26 May 2021 23 Jun 2021 25 Aug 2021

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: November 6, 2020