Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

Semester Dates

Semester-based programs

Fall semester 2017

September 5/17 Classes begin
October 9/17 Thanksgiving (UFV closed)
November 10/17 Remembrance Day observed (UFV closed)
December 4/17 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 5/17 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
December 6-16/17 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes); UUP and ELS classes in session
TBA/17 Last day of UUP and ELS classes

Winter semester 2018

January 3/18 Classes begin
February 11-18/18 Reading week; no classes or exams (UFV open)
February 12/18 Family Day (UFV closed)
March 30/18 Good Friday (UFV closed)
April 2/18 Easter Monday (UFV closed)
April 10/18 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
April 11/18 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
April 12-23/18 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturday; no classes)
TBA/18 Last day of UUP and ELS classes

Summer semester 2018

Full session

May 1/18 Classes begin
May 21/18 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
June 5-6/18 Convocation (classes remain in session)
July 2/18 Canada Day observed (UFV closed)
July 30/18 Last day of classes
July 31/18 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
August 1-10/18 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)
August 6/18 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
TBA/18 Last day of UUP and ELS classes

Early session

May 1/18 Classes begin
May 21/18 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
June 5-6/18 Convocation (classes remain in session)
June 18/18 Last day of most classes; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 19/18 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
June 20-23/18 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)
TBA/18 Last day of UUP and ELS classes

Late session

July 3/18 Classes begin
August 6/18 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 20/18 Last day of classes
August 21/18 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses; UUP and ELS classes in session
August 22-25/18 Exam period; no classes for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)
TBA/18 Last day of UUP and ELS 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 in the Registration Timetable. 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. Requests to graduate submitted between April 2- April 22 are $75. 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 4/17 Labour Day
October 9/17 Thanksgiving
November 10/17 Remembrance Day observed
December 25/17 Christmas Day
December 26/17 Boxing Day
December 27-31/17 Limited access to UFV
January 1/18 New Year’s Day
February 12/18 Family Day
March 30/18 Good Friday
April 2/18 Easter Monday
May 21/18 Victoria Day
July 2/18 Canada Day observed
August 6/18 B.C. Day

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