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Annual Calendar

Please see the Academic Year Important Dates in the Academic Calendar for key dates. See Undergraduate registration dates & deadlines for important registration dates and deadlines.

UVic's academic year is divided into two sessions, Winter Session and Summer Session.

Winter Session

  • Winter Session runs from September - April and has two 14 week long terms
  • First Term runs from September - December
  • Second Term runs from January - April
  • each term has a Reading Break
  • Exams are after the end of classes in December and April.

Summer Session

  • Summer Session runs from May - August
  • Summer session is made up of seven terms ranging in length from four - 14 weeks
  • Term 1 courses that run from May - August have a Reading Break and an Exam period

Statutory Holidays and University Closure

Statutory Holidays are observed and there are no classes held on those days. The university is also closed from December 25 - January 1 each year.


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