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Dates and Deadlines

Note that graduate and professional programs do not necessarily follow the term and formal examination period schedule as outlined below.

Term Dates


Term Dates for Winter Session 2019/20

  Term 1
(September – December, 2019)
Term 2
(January – April, 2020)
Start Tuesday, September 3 Monday, January 6
Midterm Break n/a February 18-21
Finish Friday, November 29 Wednesday, April 8
Teaching Days 62 63
Exams Start Tuesday, December 3 Tuesday, April 14
Exams Finish Wednesday, December 18 Wednesday, April 29

Term Dates for Summer Session 2020

  Term 1
(May – June, 2020)
Term 2
(July – August, 2020)
Start Monday, May 11 Monday, July 6
Finish Thursday, June 18 Thursday, August 13
Teaching Days 28 28
Exams Start Monday, June 22 Monday, August 17
Exams Finish Friday, June 26 Friday, August 21

For Term Dates of Summer Session 2019, see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/archive/vancouver/1819/indexabdf.html?page=deadlines


Course Drop/Withdrawal Dates


Winter Session: Course Drop/Withdrawal Dates 2019-20

  Last day to drop without a W standing through the Student Service Centre1 Student Service Centre available for course withdrawals with a W standing1 Student Service Centre unavailable; Faculty approval required1
Full-year course (Terms 1 and 2) or Distance Education Term B September 23, 2019 September 24 – November 22, 2019 After November 22, 2019
Term 1 Course or Distance Education Term A September 16, 2019 September 17 – October 11, 2019 After October 11, 2019
Term 2 Course or Distance Education Term C January 17, 2020 January 18 – February 14, 2020 After February 14, 2020
Distance Education Term D January 24, 2020 January 25 – March 21, 2020 After March 21, 2020
1 Please refer to the online Course Schedule for specific course drop/withdrawal dates.

Summer Session: Course Drop/Withdrawal Dates 2019-20

  Last day to drop without a W standing through the Student Service Centre1 Student Service Centre available for course withdrawals with a W standing1 Student Service Centre unavailable; Faculty approval required1
Full-year course (Terms 1 and 2) or Distance Education Term B May 22, 2020 May 23 – Jun 26, 2020 After June 26, 2020
Term 1 Course or Distance Education Term A and B May 15, 2020 May 16 – May 29, 2020 After May 29, 2020
Term 2 Course or Distance Education Term C July 10, 2020 July 11 – July 24, 2020 After July 24, 2020
Distance Education Term D July 10, 2020 July 11 – July 24, 2020 After July 24, 2020
1 Please refer to the online Course Schedule for specific course drop/withdrawal dates.

Academic Year

Future Term and Examination Dates

Application and Document Deadlines

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