Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2020

Semester Dates

Semester-based programs

Fall semester 2019

September 4/19 Classes begin
October 14/19 Thanksgiving (UFV closed)
November 11/19 Remembrance Day (UFV closed)
December 4/19 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 5/19 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 6–17/19 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes); UUP and ELS classes in session

Winter semester 2020

January 6/20 Classes begin
February 16–23/20 Reading week; no classes or exams (UFV open)
February 17/20 Family Day (UFV closed)
April 10–13/20 Easter; no classes or exams (UFV closed)
April 9/20 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
April 10–13/20 Study break; no classes or exams
April 14–24/20 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Summer semester 2020

Full session

May 4/20 Classes begin
May 18/20 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
First week of June Convocation (classes remain in session)
July 1/20 Canada Day (UFV closed)
August 1/20 Last day of classes
August 3/20 Study break; no classes or exams
August 3/20 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 4–12/20 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Early session

May 4/20 Classes begin
May 18/20 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
First week of June Convocation (classes remain in session)
June 20/20 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 22/20 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 23–26/20 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Late session

July 2/20 Classes begin
August 3/20 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 17/20 Last day of classes
August 18/20 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
August 19–22/20 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 2/19 Labour Day
October 14/19 Thanksgiving
November 11/19 Remembrance Day
December 25/19 Christmas Day
December 26/19 Boxing Day
December 27–31/19 Limited access to UFV
January 1/20 New Year’s Day
February 17/20 Family Day
April 10/20 Good Friday
April 13/20 Easter Monday
May 18/20 Victoria Day
July 1/20 Canada Day
August 3/20 B.C. Day

Current Students