Important Dates 2024

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


January 2024


January 1

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

January 2

  • Start of classes for Winter 2024 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, Practical Nurse program, and Health Care Assistant program 
  • Trades foundation level and apprenticeship level students, please refer to the Trades Training Schedule for specific start and end dates for your program.

January 3

  • Orientation for new international students (Jan 3-4)
  • Registration opens for Winter 2024 UACE Directed Studies courses.

January 5

JumpStart: Seminars and Student Life activities for new students. New students must attend.

January 8

  • Start of classes for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Start of classes for Office Administration program.
  • Start of classes for Hospitality Management Program Winter 2024.
  • Start of classes for Certified Dental Assistant program.

January 16

  • Last day of late registration for Winter 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2024 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 22

  • Last day of late registration for the Winter 2024 semester for all programs with semestered courses. 
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2024 semester for all programs with semestered courses, without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2024 for all programs with semestered 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 26

  • Last day for clearing an ‘N’ grade assigned for Fall 2023 semester courses.

January 30

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2024 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 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

February 2024


February 5

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2024 for programs with semestered 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.
  • Start of classes for Electrician Foundation Program.

February 15

  • Last day to submit Bachelor of Science in Nursing applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

February 19

  • BC Family Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

February 20

  • Spring/Reading Break (Feb 20-Feb 23). No day or evening classes except for Continuing Education courses and some Vocational and Trades programs.

February 23

  • Last day for Winter 2024 registration in ELP semester (15 weeks) courses.

March 2024


March 22

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2024 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’ or ‘NCG’ grade.
  • Winter 2024 classes end for the Certified Dental Assistant Program.

March 25

  • Spring 2024 classes start for the Certified Dental Assistant Program.
  • Last day to register for Spring 2024 UACE Directed Studies courses. Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies registration throughout the Spring and Summer semester. Contact Fernie campus for information.

March 29

  • Good Friday – Statutory Holiday – College closed

March 31

  • Applications received on or before March 31 for entry into programs starting in Fall 2024 receive priority processing.

April 2024


April 1

  • Easter Monday – College closed.

April 8

  • Early registration opens for continuing domestic and international students in all programs with semestered courses for Fall 2024 and Winter and Spring 2025 semesters.

April 10

  • End of classes for Winter 2024 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 12

  • Tuition fees for Spring 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses are due.

April 17

  • Start of classes for Spring 2024 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 19

Last day of classes for the Winter 2024 semester for all programs with semestered courses.

April 20

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

April 24

  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Spring 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 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 26

  • Last day of classes Winter 2024 semester for ELP.
  • Exam period ends for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Winter 2024.

April 29

  • Start of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

April 30

  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.
  • Registration opens for new domestic students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2024 and Winter and Spring 2025 semesters.

May 2024


May 1

  • Orientation starts for new international students (May 1-2).
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 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 Spring 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

May 6

  • Start of Spring 2024 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Classes commence on various advertised dates during this period. Tuition fees are due.
  • Start of Spring 2024 semester (15 weeks) for ELP students. Tuition fees are due.

May 13

  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2024 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Last day to change courses or officially withdraw without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record. Last day to officially withdraw 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 of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

May 17

  • Exam day for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

May 20

  • Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

May 21

  • Last day for clearing of an ‘N’ grade assigned for the Winter 2024 semester courses.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 semester (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 2024 semester (15 weeks) ELP courses. Last day to change courses or officially withdraw without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record. Last day to withdraw 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 24

  • Last day of classes for UACE Directed Studies courses.

May 27

  • Start of co-op work placement for students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2024.
  • Start of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

June 2024


June 3

  • Registration starts for new international students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 semester (15 weeks) ELP 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.

June 5

  • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2024 Child, Youth and Family Studies 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 or ‘NCG’ grade.

June 7

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 intersession (7.5 weeks) 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 or ‘NCG’ grade.
  • Last day of classes for Office Administration program.

June 14

  • College Graduation Ceremony.

June 20

  • Last day of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

June 21

  • Last day for Spring 2024 registration in ELP semester (15 weeks) courses.
  • Last day of classes for Spring 2024 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses.
  • End of classes for Spring 2024 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies program and Certified Dental Assistant program.
  • Exam day for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.

June 24

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

June 26

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

July 2024


July 1

  • Canada Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

July 12

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2024 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 or ‘NCG’ grade.

July 29

  • Start of classes for Electrician Foundation Program.

August 2024


August 5

  • BC Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

August 9

  • Last day of classes for Spring/Summer semester for ELP courses (15 weeks).
  • Tuition fees due for Fall 2024 semester for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Tuition fee due dates are indicated on admission letters for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students.

August 26

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Aug 26-30).

August 29

  • JumpStart for new students. Prepare for the year ahead by attending student success seminars and taking a college tour.

September 2024


September 02

  • Labour Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

September 03

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

September 04

  • 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.

September 13

  • End of co-op work placement for students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2024.

September 16

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

September 18

  • Last day for late registration for Fall 2024 for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Fall 2024 in all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2024 for all programs with semestered 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

October 2024


October 2

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2024 for all programs with semestered 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.

October 14

  • Thanksgiving Day – Statutory Holiday– College closed

November 2024


November 1

  • Applications for early admissions open for the 2025-2026 academic year.

November 8

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2024 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’ or ‘NCG’ grade.

November 11

  • Remembrance Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

November 15

  • Tuition fees due for Winter 2024 for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Tuition fee due dates are indicated on admission letters for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students.

November 25

  • Last day to register for Fall 2024 UACE Directed Studies courses. Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies registration throughout the Spring and Summer semesters. Contact Fernie campus for information.

December 2024


December 6

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 for all programs with semestered courses.

December 7

  • Examination period starts for the Fall 2024 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

December 12

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester for most Trades Foundation programs.

December 13

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester classes for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 ELP semester courses.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 for UACE Directed Studies courses.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester for Welder Foundation programs.

December 16

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

December 20

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester classes for Certified Dental Assistant program.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester classes for Health Care Assistant.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 for Office Administration program.
  • Last day of classes for Fall 2024 semester classes for Practical Nurse program.

December 25

  • December Break (Dec 25 – Jan 1) – 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.