Important Dates 2023

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


January 2023


January 1

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

January 2

  • Statutory Holiday in lieu of January 2 – College Closed.

January 3

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Jan 3-4).
  • Start of classes for Winter 2023 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, Certified Dental Assistant program, Practical Nurse program, Health Care Assistant program and Wireless Systems Technician program.

January 4

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

January 5

  • 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 2023 UACE Directed Studies courses.
  • Start of classes for Hospitality Management Program Winter 2023.

January 9

  • Start of Office Administration Program.

January 17

  • Last day of late registration for Winter 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2023 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 19

  • Last day of late registration for the Winter 2023 semester for all programs with semestered courses. 
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Winter 2023 semester for all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2023 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 20

  • Last day for clearing an ‘N’ grade assigned for Fall 2022 semester courses.

January 31

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Winter 2023 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 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

February 2023


February 2

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2023 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 2023-24 academic year.

February 17

  • Registration closes for ELP courses.

February 20

  • BC Family Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.
  • Spring/Reading Break (Feb 21-Feb 24). No day or evening classes except for Continuing Education courses and some Vocational and Trades programs.

March 2023


March 17

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2023 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 24

  • Winter 2023 classes end for the Certified Dental Assistant Program

March 27

  • Spring 2023 classes start for the Certified Dental Assistant Program.
  • Last day to register for Spring 2023 UACE Directed Studies courses. Fernie Campus offers Directed Studies registration throughout the Spring and Summer semester. Contact Fernie campus for information.

March 31

  • Applications received on or before March 31 for entry into programs starting in Fall 2023 receive priority processing.

April 2023


April 3

  • Early registration opens for continuing domestic and international students in all programs with semestered courses for Fall 2023 and Winter and Spring 2024 semesters.

April 7

  • Good Friday – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

April 10

  • Easter Monday – College closed.

April 12

  • End of classes for Winter 2023 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 14

  • Tuition fees for Spring 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses are due.
  • Last day of classes for the Winter 2023 semester for all programs with semestered courses.

April 15

  • Examination period starts for the Winter 2023 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

April 19

  • Start of classes for Spring 2023 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs.

April 24

  • Registration opens for new domestic students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2023 and Winter and Spring 2024 semesters.
  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period. 

April 26

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Apr 27-29).
  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Spring 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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.

May 2023


May 1

  • Start of Spring 2023 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses. Classes commence on various advertised dates during this period. Tuition fees are due.
  • Start of Spring 2023 semester (15 weeks) for ELP students. Tuition fees are due.
  • Start of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023.

May 3

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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 2023 Child, Youth and Family Studies courses.

May 8

  • Last day of late registration for Spring 2023 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 15

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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 2023 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 19

  • Last day of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023.

May 19

  • Exam period begins for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023.

May 22

  • Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

May 23

  • Last day for clearing of an ‘N’ grade assigned for the Winter 2023 semester courses.

May 29

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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.
  • Start of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2023.
  • Start of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023.

June 2023


June 1

  • Registration starts for new international students  for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters.

June 2

  • Last day to withdraw from Spring 2023 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.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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 9

  • College Graduation Ceremony – venue to be confirmed.
  • Last day of classes for Office Administration Program.

June 16

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2023 intersession (7.5 weeks) courses.
  • Last day for registration in ELP semester (15 weeks) courses.

June 19

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

June 21

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

June 22

  • Last day of classes for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023

June 23

  • Exam period for new students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2023.
  • End of classes for Spring 2023 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies program, and Certified Dental Assistant program.

July 2023


July 1

  • Canada Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

July 3

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

July 7

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Spring 2023 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 2023


August 1

  • Electrician Foundation Program begins.

August 4

  • Tuition fees due for Fall 2023 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 7

  • BC Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

August 11

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

August 28

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Aug 28-Sep 1).

August 31

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

September 2023

September 1

Orientation continues for new international students (Aug 28-Sep 1).

September 4

  • Labour Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.

September 5

Orientation day: program orientations, seminars and Student Life activities. Attendance is required.

September 6

  • 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 2023.

September 15

  • Last day of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2023.

September 18

  • Start of classes for continuing students (2nd year) in Hospitality Management Program Fall 2023.

September 20

  • Last day for late registration for all programs with semestered courses.
  • Last day to change courses or officially withdraw from Fall 2023 courses in all programs with semestered courses without dropped courses appearing on the permanent record.
  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2023 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

October 2023

October 2

  • Stat holiday in lieu of September 30 – College closed

October 4

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Fall 2023 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 9

  • Thanksgiving Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

November 2023

November 1

  • Applications for early admissions to the 2024-2025 academic year opens

November 11

  • Remembrance Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

November 13

  • Stat holiday in lieu of November 11 – College closed

November 10

  • Last day to officially withdraw from Fall 2023 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 17

  • Tuition fees due for Winter 2024 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 27

  • Registration for UACE Directed Studies courses closes for the Fall 2023 semester.

December 2023

December 8

  • Last day of classes for the Fall 2023 semester for University Arts and Sciences and Business, Tourism and Recreation, Hospitality programs, as well as UACE semestered courses.

December 9

  • Examination period starts for the Fall 2023 semester for all programs with semestered courses. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

December 15

  • Last day of Fall 2023 semester classes for Health Care Assistant program, Practical Nurse program, Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, and Office Administration program.
  • Last day of Fall 2023 semester classes for Trades and some Vocational programs.

December 17

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

December 22

  • Last day of Fall 2023 semester classes for Certified Dental Assistant program.

December 23

  • Christmas 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.