Academic important dates

In recognition of the fact that the University of Victoria is a diverse community, the Office of Equity and Human Rights has compiled a list of high holy days. Faculty and staff may wish to refer to this list in responding to requests from members of religious groups for variations in examination schedules due to religious observances.

Classes are cancelled on all statutory holidays and during reading breaks. Administrative offices and academic departments are closed on statutory holidays. Holidays that fall on a weekend are observed on the next available weekday, normally on a Monday. The UVic Libraries are normally closed on holidays; exceptions are posted in advance.

Winter session - first term

September 2021

Labour Day

Monday, September 6th

First year registration and opening assembly for Faculty of Law

Tuesday, September 7th

First term classes begin for all faculties

Wednesday, September 8th

Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law

Thursday, September 16th

Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first term and full year courses

Tuesday, September 21st
50% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in first term

Tuesday, September 21st

Last day for adding courses that begin in the first term

Friday, September 24th

Last day for paying first term fees without penalty

Thursday, September 30th

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30th

October 2021

Senate meets

Friday, October 1st

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October 11th

Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses

Tuesday, October 12th
100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve Convocation lists

Wednesday, October 20th

Last day for withdrawing from first term courses without penalty of failure

Sunday, October 31st

November 2021

Senate meets

Friday, November 5th

Fall Convocation

Wednesday, November 10th

Reading Break for all faculties

Wednesday, November 10th until Friday, November 12th

Remembrance Day

Thursday, November 11th

Fall Convocation

Friday, November 12th

Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Monday, November 15th
Students completing in the Fall term only

December 2021

Senate meets

Friday, December 3rd

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Monday, December 6th
Classes and exams cancelled from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Last day of classes in first term for all faculties

Monday, December 6th

First-term examinations begin for all faculties

Thursday, December 9th

Undergraduate deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Wednesday, December 15th

First term examinations end for all faculties

Monday, December 20th

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25th

University closed

Saturday, December 25th until Monday, January 3rd

Boxing Day

Sunday, December 26th

Winter session - second term

January 2022

New Year's Day

Saturday, January 1st

University closed

Saturday, January 1st until Monday, January 3rd

Senate meets

Friday, January 7th

Second term classes begin for all faculties

Monday, January 10th

Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law

Thursday, January 20th

Last day for 100% reduction of second term fees for standard courses

Sunday, January 23rd
50% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in second term

Sunday, January 23rd

Last day for adding courses that begin in the second term

Wednesday, January 26th

Last day for paying second term fees without penalty

Monday, January 31st

February 2022

Senate meets

Friday, February 4th

Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses

Sunday, February 13th
100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Tuesday, February 15th
Students completing in the Spring term only

Family Day

Monday, February 21st

Reading Break for all faculties

Monday, February 21st until Friday, February 25th

Last day for withdrawing from full year and second term courses without penalty of failure

Monday, February 28th

March 2022

Senate meets

Friday, March 4th

April 2022

Senate meets

Friday, April 1st

Last day of classes for all faculties

Thursday, April 7th

Examinations begin for all faculties

Monday, April 11th

Good Friday

Friday, April 15th

Easter Monday

Monday, April 18th

Examinations end for all faculties

Friday, April 29th
End of Winter Session

2022/2023 Official academic year begins


Summer session

See undergraduate and graduate Summer Session add and drop dates.

May 2022

May - August courses begin for all faculties

Wednesday, May 4th

Senate meets

Friday, May 6th

May and May-June courses begin

Monday, May 9th

Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in summer

Tuesday, May 17th

Victoria Day

Monday, May 23rd

Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve Convocation lists

Thursday, May 26th

Fees deadlines for summer

Tuesday, May 31st
See undergraduate and graduate add and drop dates for standard summer courses

June 2022

May Courses End

Wednesday, June 1st

June Courses Begin

Thursday, June 2nd

Spring Convocation

Monday, June 13th until Friday, June 17th

May-June and June Courses End

Friday, June 24th

Reading Break May-August sections only

Thursday, June 30th

July 2022

Canada Day

Friday, July 1st

Reading Break May-August sections only

Friday, July 1st

July and July-August courses begin

Monday, July 4th

Deadline to apply to graduate for Fall Convocation (all faculties)

Friday, July 15th

July courses end

Tuesday, July 26th

August courses begin

Wednesday, July 27th

Supplemental and deferred examinations for Winter Session 2021-2022 (except for Business and Law courses)

Wednesday, July 27th until Friday, July 29th

May-August classes end for all faculties

Friday, July 29th

August 2022

British Columbia Day

Monday, August 1st

May-August examinations begin for all faculties

Tuesday, August 2nd

May-August examinations end for all faculties

Wednesday, August 17th

July-August and August courses end

Friday, August 19th

Winter session - first term

September 2022

Labour Day

Monday, September 5th

First year registration and opening assembly for Faculty of Law

Tuesday, September 6th

First term classes begin for all faculties

Wednesday, September 7th

Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law

Thursday, September 15th

Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first term and full year courses

Tuesday, September 20th
50% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in first term

Tuesday, September 20th

Last day for adding courses that begin in the first term

Friday, September 23rd

Last day for paying first term fees without penalty

Friday, September 30th

October 2022

Senate meets

Friday, October 7th

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October 10th

Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses

Tuesday, October 11th
100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve Convocation lists

Wednesday, October 19th

Last day for withdrawing from first term courses without penalty of failure

Monday, October 31st

November 2022

Senate meets

Friday, November 4th

Fall Convocation

Wednesday, November 9th until Thursday, Nov 10th

Reading Break for all faculties

Wednesday, November 9th until Friday, November 11th

Remembrance Day

Friday, November 11th

Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Tuesday, November 15th
Students completing in the Fall term only

December 2022

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Friday, December 2nd
Classes and exams cancelled from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Senate meets

Friday, December 2nd

Last day of classes in first term for all faculties

Friday, December 2nd

First-term examinations begin for all faculties

Monday, December 5th

Undergraduate deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Thursday, December 15th

First term examinations end for all faculties

Monday, December 19th

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25th

University closed

Sunday, December 25th until Tuesday, January 3rd

Boxing Day

Monday, December 26th

Winter session - second term

January 2023

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1st

University closed

Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd

Senate meets

Friday, January 6th

Second term classes begin for all faculties

Monday, January 9th

Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law

Thursday, January 19th

Last day for 100% reduction of second term fees for standard courses

Sunday, January 22nd
50% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in second term

Sunday, January 22nd

Last day for adding courses that begin in the second term

Wednesday, January 25th

Last day for paying second term fees without penalty

Monday, January 31st

February 2022

Senate meets

Friday, February 4th

Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses

Sunday, February 12th
100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date. For non-standard courses see undergraduate and graduate Course add and drop dates.

Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation

Wednesday, February 15th
Students completing in the Spring term only

Family Day

Monday, February 20th

Reading Break for all faculties

Monday, February 20th until Friday, February 24th

Last day for withdrawing from full year and second term courses without penalty of failure

Tuesday, February 28th

March 2023

Senate meets

Friday, March 3rd

April 2023

Last day of classes for all faculties

Thursday, April 6th

Good Friday

Friday, April 7th

Easter Monday

Monday, April 10

Examinations begin for all faculties

Tuesday, April 11th

Senate meets

Friday, April 14th

Examinations end for all faculties

Wednesday, April 26th
End of Winter Session