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Academic Calendar 2023/24

Semester Dates

Note: For 2022/23 semester dates, see the 2022/23 Academic Calendar.

Semester-based programs

Fall semester 2023

September 6/23 Classes begin
October 2/23 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observed (UFV closed)
October 9/23 Thanksgiving (UFV closed)
November 11-15/23 Fall reading break
November 13/23 Remembrance Day observed (UFV closed)
December 8/23 Last day of most classes
December 9/23 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses
December 11-20/23 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays)

Winter semester 2024

January 3/24 Classes begin
February 19/24 Family Day (UFV closed)
February 18–25/24 Reading week; no classes or exams (UFV open)
March 29/24 Good Friday; no classes or exams (UFV closed)
April 1/24 Easter Monday; no classes or exams (UFV closed)
April 9/24 Last day of most classes
April 10/24 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses
April 11–22/24 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays)

Summer semester 2024

Full session

May 6/24 Classes begin
May 20/24 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
Early June Convocation (classes remain in session)
July 1/24 Canada Day observed (UFV closed)
August 2/24 Last day of classes
August 5/24 Study break; B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 6-14/24 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays; no classes)

Early session

May 6/24 Classes begin
May 20/24 Victoria Day (UFV closed)
Early June Convocation (classes remain in session)
June 21/24 Last day of most classes
June 22/24 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses
June 24-27/24 Exam period for most courses (includes Saturdays)

Late session

July 2/24 Classes begin
August 5/24 B.C. Day (UFV closed)
August 14/24 Last day of classes
August 15/24 Study break; no classes or exams for most courses
August 16-20/24 Exam period; no classes for most courses (includes Saturdays)

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

Non-semester-based programs

Most programs at 51Թapp try to follow the semester dates. However, some may start earlier or end later. Students should check with their department to confirm.

Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are held in June. The date, time, and location of the ceremonies is available online at .

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 for details or email convocation@ufv.ca.

Applications that are received after April 1 are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a late application fee.

Continuing Education

Classes start throughout the year. For information on classes and registration dates, see the website.

A refund can be granted 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 4/23 Labour Day
October 2/23 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (observed)
October 9/23 Thanksgiving
November 13/23 Remembrance Day (observed)
December 25/23 Christmas Day
December 26/23 Boxing Day
December 27–31/23 Limited access to 51Թapp
January 1/24 New Year’s Day
February 19/24 Family Day
March 29/24 Good Friday
April 1/24 Easter Monday
May 20/24 Victoria Day
July 1/24 Canada Day
August 5/24 B.C. Day

Current Students