Academic Calendar Fall 2020

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Semester Dates

Semester-based programs

Note: For Summer 2020, please see the Winter/Summer 2020 calendar.

Fall semester 2020

Note: Fall dates were updated in June 2020.

September 14/20 Classes begin
October 12/20 Thanksgiving (UFV closed)
November 11/20 Remembrance Day (UFV closed)
December 11/20 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 12/20 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 14–21/20 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes); UUP and ELS classes in session

Winter semester 2021

January 6/21 Classes begin
February 15/21 Family Day (UFV closed)
February 14–21/21 Reading week; no classes or exams (UFV open)
April 2–5/21 Easter; no classes or exams (UFV closed)
April 13/21 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
April 14/21 Study break; no classes or exams
April 15–26/21 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Summer semester 2021

Full session

May 3/21 Classes begin
May 24/21 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
First week of June Convocation (classes remain in session)
July 1/21 Canada Day (UFV closed)
July 31/21 Last day of classes
August 2/21 Study break; no classes or exams
August 2/21 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 3–11/21 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Early session

May 3/21 Classes begin
May 24/21 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
First week of June Convocation (classes remain in session)
June 19/21 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 21/21 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 22–25/21 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Late session

July 2/21 Classes begin
August 2/21 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 16/21 Last day of classes
August 17/21 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses
August 18–21/21 Exam period; no classes for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Note: See the Registration section of the calendar for information on course withdrawal deadlines. Registration times and deadlines with respect to fees and course withdrawal are published on the Dates and deadlines page. See the Office of the Registrar website for details.

Non-semester-based programs

The vocational and trades programs at UFV try to follow the semester dates. However, they may start earlier or end later. Please contact the appropriate department for more information.

Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are held in the first week of June. The date, time, and location of the ceremonies is available online at ufv.ca/convocation.

Students must apply to graduate by April 1. There is a $25 graduation fee, plus a regalia rental fee. Regalia should be ordered online prior to the ceremony; see ufv.ca/convocation for details or email convocation@ufv.ca.

Continuing Education

Classes start throughout the year. They are advertised in the Continuing Education program booklet, which is delivered to homes in the university region in late August for the Fall semester and early January for the Winter semester. Registration dates are given in the Continuing Education booklet.

A refund is allowed before, but not after, the beginning of the second class. After instruction begins, no refund is permitted for courses of fewer than two sessions.

Statutory holidays — (UFV closed)

September 7/20 Labour Day
October 12/20 Thanksgiving
November 11/20 Remembrance Day
December 25/20 Christmas Day
December 26/20 Boxing Day
December 27–31/20 Limited access to UFV
January 1/21 New Year’s Day
February 15/21 Family Day
April 2/21 Good Friday
April 5/21 Easter Monday
May 24/21 Victoria Day
July 1/21 Canada Day
August 2/21 B.C. Day

Current Students