Academic Year 2021/22

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Winter Session

The Winter Session is divided into two terms: the first term, generally from early September to late December (although some studies begin in August); and the second term, generally from early January to the end of April (although some studies continue well into the month of May). During the Winter Session, classes are offered in the evening as well as in the day.

Summer Session

Term 1 of Summer Session begins in early May and continues through June. Term 2 of Summer Session begins in early July and ends in mid-August.

Applicants to the UBC Okanagan Campus

Applicants to undergraduate programs should refer to the Application and Document Deadlines for general and program-specific information.

Where an application deadline falls on a day the University is closed, applications will be accepted on the following working day. Offices are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Note: all statutory holidays are subject to confirmation by Human Resources.

Applicants to graduate programs should refer to the College of Graduate Studies website for application information.

Jump Start Orientation

UBC's extended orientation program for all first-year students coming to UBC from high school. Participants benefit from academic and social programming designed to introduce them to the University, their faculty, and new friends. Jump Start is a multi-day program, which typically takes place in the last week of August, before the start of the academic year.

Create New Student Orientation

Create New Student Orientation is on Sunday, 5 September 2021.

For more information about orientation programs at UBC, visit

The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7