Important Dates 2021

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


January 2021


January 1

  • New Year’s Day – Statutory Holiday – 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.
  • ELP Placement Testing.

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 2021 UACE Directed Studies courses.
  • Start of classes for Hospitality Management Program Winter 2021.

January 20

  • Last day of late registration for the Winter 2021 semester for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2021 semester courses for all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2021 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.

January 22

  • Last day for clearing an ‘N’ grade assigned for Fall 2020 semester courses.

February 2021


February 3

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2021 semester with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy .
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.

February 15

  • Last day to submit Bachelor of Science in Nursing applications for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • BC Family Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

February 16

  • Spring/Reading Break (February 16-19). No day or evening classes except for Continuing Education courses and some Vocational and Trades programs.

February 19

  • Registration closes for ELP courses.

February 28

  • University of Victoria Dual Admissions Application deadline.

March 2021


March 19

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2021 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 22

  • Last day to register for Winter 2021 UACE Directed Studies courses. Note: Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies registration throughout the Spring and Summer semesters. Contact Fernie campus for information.

March 26

  • Winter 2021 classes end for the Certified Dental Assistant program.

March 29

  • Spring 2021 classes start for the Certified Dental Assistant program.

March 31

  • Applications received on or before March 31 for entry into programs starting in Fall 2021 receive priority processing.

April 2021


April 2

  • Good Friday – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

April 5

  • Easter Monday – College closed.

April 14

  • End of classes for Winter 2021 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.
  • Tuition fees for Spring 2021 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses are due.

April 16

  • Last day of classes for the Winter 2021 semester for all programs with semestered courses.

April 17

  • Examination period starts for the Winter 2021 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

April 21

  • Start of classes for Spring 2021 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 26

  • Early registration opens for continuing students for all programs with semestered courses for Fall 2021 and Winter and Spring 2022 semesters.

April 27

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

April 28

  • Orientation starts for new international students (April 28-30).

May 2021


May 3

  • Start of Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Classes commence on various advertised dates during this period. Tuition fees for Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses are due.
  • Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) starts for ELP students.
  • Tuition fees for Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) courses are due.
  • Start of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2021.
  • Start of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2021.

May 10

  • Registration opens for new students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2021 and Winter and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.

May 17

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy .
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.
  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) courses with a 75% refund of tuition fees.

May 21

  • Last day of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2021.

May 24

  • Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

May 25

  • Last day for clearing of an ‘N’ grade assigned for the Winter 2021 semester courses.

May 31

  • Start of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2021.

June 2021


June 1

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Spring 2021 semester (15 weeks) courses with a 50% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy .
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.
  • Registration starts for new international students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters.

June 11

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2021 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.

June 18

  • Last day for registration in ELP semester (15 weeks) course.
  • Last day of classes for Spring 2021 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses.

June 21

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

June 25

  • Convocation. College Graduation Ceremony.
  • Examination period ends for the Spring intersession. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.
  • End of classes for Spring 2021 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs and the Certified Dental Assistant program.
  • Last day of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2021.

July 2021


July 1

  • Canada Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

July 5

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2021 semester (15 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.

August 2021


August 2

  • BC Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

August 6

  • Tuition fees due for Fall 2021 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 13

  • Last day of classes for Spring/Summer semester for ELP courses.

August 30

  • Orientation starts for new international students (August 30 – September 4).

August 31

Last day of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2021.


September 2021


September 1

  • Orientation continues for new International students (August 31-September 3)
  • ELP Placement Testing.

September 2

  • Jump Start. Prepare for the year ahead by attending student success seminars and taking a college tour.

September 6

  • Labour Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

September 7

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

September 8

  • 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 Hospitality Management Program Fall 2021.

September 22

  • Last day for late registration for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Fall 2021 semester courses in all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2021 semester with a 75% refund of tuition fees. This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy .

October 2021


October 6

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2021 semester with a 50% refund of tuition fees.This refund applies to domestic students. International students refer to policy .
  • Last day to change course credit to Audit status.

October 11

  • Thanksgiving Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

November 2021


November 1

  • Applications for early admissions to the 2022-2023 academic year opens.

November 11

  • Remembrance Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

November 12

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2021 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 19

  • Tuition fees due for Winter 2022 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 29

  • Registration for UACE Directed Studies courses closes for the Fall 2021 semester.

December 2021


December 10

  • Last day of classes for the Fall 2021 semester for University Arts and Sciences and Business, Tourism and Recreation programs, as well as UACE semestered courses.
  • Last day of Fall 2021 semester classes for Trades and Vocational programs.

December 11

  • Examination period starts for the Fall 2021 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

December 17

  • Last day of Fall 2021 semester classes for Certified Dental Assistant program, Health Care Assistant program, Practical Nurse program, Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, and Office Administration program.

December 18

  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.
  • Last day of classes for Hospitality Management Program Fall 2021.

December 24

  • Christmas Break (December 27 – January 1) – College closed.