Important Dates 2024

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Dates beyond August 2024 will be updated in January 2023.

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

  • Orientation starts for new International students (Jan 2-3).

January 4

  • Start of classes for Winter 2024 semester for Child, Youth and Family Studies programs, Practical Nurse program, Health Care Assistant program and Wireless Systems Technician program.
  • Orientation Day: Seminars and Student Life activities. New students must attend.

January 8

  • 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.
  • Start of Office Administration program.
  • Registration opens for Winter 2024 UACE Directed Studies courses.
  • 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 the Winter 2024 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 26

  • Last day for clearing an ‘N’ grade assigned for Fall 2024 semester courses.

January 31

  • 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 the Winter 2024 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 2024-25 academic year.

February 19

  • BC Family Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed.
  • 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

  • Registration closes for ELP courses.

March 2024


March 22

  • Last day to officially withdraw from the Winter 2024 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.
  • 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 2023 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 4

  • 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 22

  • Registration opens for new domestic students for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2024 and Winter and Spring 2025 semesters.

April 24

  • Orientation starts for new international students (Apr 24-26).
  • 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 29

  • Start of classes for continuing students in Hospitality Management Program Spring 2024.
  • Examination period ends. Do not arrange travel until after the examination period.

May 2024


May 1

  • 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 period begins 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.

May 27

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

May 31

  • 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.

June 2024


June 3

  • Registration starts for new international students  for all programs with semestered courses for the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters.
  • Start of classes for co-op students in Hospitality Management Program Summer 2024.

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.

June 7

  • College Graduation Ceremony.
  • Last day of classes for Office Administration program.

June 20

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

June 21

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

June 24

  • Examination period starts 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 8

  • 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.

August 2024


August 1

  • Electrician Foundation Program begins.

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 for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students are indicated on admission letters.

August 5

  • BC Day – Statutory Holiday – College closed

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.

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.