Important Dates 2022

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Find out when classes start, exam dates, college closures and other important information.


January 2022


January 1

  • New Year’s Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

January 3

  • Statutory Holiday in lieu of January 1 – College closed.

January 4

  • Orientation starts for new International students (January 4-5).
  • Start of classes for Winter 2021 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, Certified Dental Assistant program, Practical Nurse program, Health Care Assistant program and Office Administration program.

January 5

  • Orientation Day: Seminars and Student Life activities. New students must attend.

January 6

  • Start of classes for all programs with semestered courses. Trades foundation level and apprenticeship level students, please refer to the Trades Training Schedule for specific start and end dates for your program.
  • Registration opens for Winter 2022 UACE Directed Studies courses.
  • Start of classes for Hospitality Management Program Winter 2022.
  • ELP Placement Testing.

January 18

  • Last day of late registration for the Winter 2022 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2022 semester Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2022 semester Child, Youth and Family Studies courses with a 75% refund of tuition fees. * This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

January 21

  • Last day for clearing an ‘N’ grade assigned for Fall 2021 semester courses.

January 24

  • Last day of late registration for the Winter 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2022 semester with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

February 2022


February 1

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status for Winter 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

February 7

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2022 semester with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.

February 15

  • Last day to submit Bachelor of Science in Nursing applications for the 2022-23 academic year.

February 18

  • Registration closes for ELP courses.

February 21

  • BC Family Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

February 22

  • Spring/Reading Break (February 22-25). No day or evening classes except for Continuing Education courses and some Vocational and Trades programs.

March 2022


March 21

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2022 semester courses for all programs with semestered courses. A ‘W’ grade will normally not be assigned after this date. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal and will normally result in the assignment of an ‘F’ grade.

March 25

  • Winter 2022 classes end for the Certified Dental Assistant Program.

March 28

  • Spring 2022 classes start for the Certified Dental Assistant Program.
  • Last day to register for Winter 2022 UACE Directed Studies courses. Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies throughout the Spring and Summer semesters. Contact Fernie Campus for information.

March 31

  • Applications received on or before March 31 for entry into programs starting in Fall 2022 receive priority processing.

April 2022


April 4

  • Early registration opens for continuing domestic and international students in all programs with semestered courses for Fall 2022 and Winter and Spring 2023 semesters.

April 13

  • Tuition fees for Spring 2022 Child Youth and Family Studies courses are due.
  • End of classes for Winter 2022 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 14

  • Last day of classes for the Winter 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses.

April 15

  • Good Friday – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

April 18

  • Easter Monday – College closed.

April 19

  • Examination period starts for the Winter 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

April 20

  • Start of classes for Spring 2022 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 25

  • Registration opens for new domestic students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2022 and Winter and Spring 2023 semesters.

April 27

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Apr 27-29).
  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Spring 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

April 28

  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

May 2022


May 2

  • Start of Spring 2022 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Classes commence on various advertised dates during this period. Tuition fees are due.
  • Start of Spring 2022 semester (15 weeks) for ELP students. Tuition fees are due.
  • Start of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2022.
  • Start of Spring co-op for students in Hospitality Management Program 2022.

May 4

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status for Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

May 9

  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2022 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

May 16

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.
  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2022 semester (15 weeks) ELP courses. Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2022 semester (15 weeks) ELP courses with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

May 19

  • Last day of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2022.

May 20

  • Exam period begins for continuing Hospitality Management program Spring 2022.

May 23

  • Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

May 24

  • Last day for clearing of an ‘N’ grade assigned for the Winter 2022 semester courses.

May 30

  • Last day to change course credit to Audit Status.
  • Start of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2022.
  • Start of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2022.

May 31

Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 semester (15 weeks) courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.


June 2022


June 1

  • Registration starts for new international students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters.

June 3

  • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2022 Child, Youth and Family Studies. A ‘W’ grade will normally not be assigned after this date. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal and will normally result in the assignment of an ‘F’ grade.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 intersession courses (7.5 weeks). A ‘W’ grade will normally not be assigned after this date. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal and will normally result in the assignment of an ‘F’ grade.

June 10

  • Convocation. College Graduation Ceremony.

June 17

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2022 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses.

June 20

  • Examination period begins for the Spring intersession (7.5 weeks). Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

June 22

  • Examination period ends for the Spring intersession. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

June 23

  • Last day of classes for new students in Hospitality Management program Spring 2022.

June 24

  • End of classes for Spring 2022 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies program, and Certified Dental Assistant program.
  • Examination period begins for new students in Hospitality Management program Spring 2022.
  • Last day for registration in ELP semester (15 weeks) courses.

July 2022


July 1

  • Canada Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

July 8

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2022 semester (15 weeks) ELP courses. A ‘W’ grade will normally not be assigned after this date. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal and will normally result in the assignment of an ‘F’ grade.

August 2022


August 1

  • BC Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

August 2

  • Electrician Foundation Program begins.

August 5

  • Tuition fees due for Fall 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Tuition fee due dates for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students are indicated on admission letters.

August 12

  • Last day of classes for Spring/Summer semester for (15 week) ELP courses.

August 29

  • Orientation starts for new international students (August 29 – September 2).

September 2022


September 1

  • Orientation continues for new international students (August 29 – September 2).
  • JumpStart. Prepare for the year ahead by attending student success seminars and taking a college tour.

September 5

  • Labour Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

September 6

  • Orientation Day: Program orientations, seminars and Student Life activities. Attendance is required.

September 7

  • Start of classes for Fall semester courses and programs. Trades foundation level and apprenticeship level students, please refer to the Trades Training Schedule for specific start and end dates for your program.
  • Start of classes for continuing students (1st year) in Hospitality Management Program Fall 2022.

September 16

  • Last day of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2022.

September 19

  • National Day of Mourning. The College will be closed in recognition of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

September 20

  • Start of classes for continuing students (2nd year) in Hospitality Management Program Fall 2022.

September 21

  • Last day for late registration for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Fall 2022 semester courses in all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2022 semester with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

September 30

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – College Closed

October 2022


October 5

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2022 semester with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.

October 10

  • Thanksgiving Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

November 2022


November 1

  • Applications for early admissions to the 2023-2024 academic year opens.

November 10

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2022 semester courses in all programs with semestered courses. A ‘W’ grade will normally not be assigned after this date. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal and will normally result in the assignment of an ‘F’ grade.

November 11

  • Remembrance Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

November 18

  • Tuition fees due for Winter 2023 for all programs with semestered courses. Tuition fee due dates for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students are indicated on admission letters.

November 28

  • Registration for UACE Directed Studies courses closes for the Fall 2022 semester.

December 2022


December 9

  • Last day of classes for the Fall 2022 semester for University Arts and Sciences and Business, Tourism and Recreation programs, Hospitality Management Program Fall 2022 as well as UACE semestered courses.

December 10

  • Examination period starts for the Fall 2022 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

December 16

  • Last day of Fall 2022 semester classes for Certified Dental Assistant program, Health Care Assistant program, Practical Nurse program, Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, and Office Administration program.
  • Last day of Fall 2022 semester classes for Trades and some Vocational programs.

December 18

  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

December 24

  • Christmas Break (Dec 26-Jan 2) – College closed.

Program specific dates may be subject to change. 

* This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy 2.2.6 Tuition Refunds for International Students.

** Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies registration throughout the Spring and Summer semesters. Contact Fernie campus for information.