Important academic dates

Previous years

2017-18 calendar of acadmic dates

2018-19 calendar of academic dates

2018-19 MBA Saint John calendar of academic dates

Summer term

Month Date Day Event
May 2018 1 Tuesday
  • UNB Summer term begins both campuses
  • Tuition fees are due for all courses 1st day of classes
1 Tuesday
  • Full Term Summer Course begins (May 01 – Aug 11)
  • Session A (May 01– June 22) classes begin
  • Session B  (May 01 – May 26) classes begin
  • Tuition fees are due
3 Thursday
  • Last day for adding or dropping Session B courses. Courses dropped up to and including this day are not shown on the academic record.
7 Monday
  • Last day for adding or dropping Session A courses. Courses dropped up to and including this day are not shownon the academic record.
11 Friday
  • Last day for adding Full Session (FR01) courses – Fullsession courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic record. After this date a notation of “W” (withdrawn no academic penalty) will be shown on academic transcript.
  • *Note: students may drop a full Session courses up to the second Friday following the course start date. Full Session start dates vary depending on the individual course start and end dates.
15 Tuesday
  • Last day to withdraw from Session B courses without academic penalty. A grade of “W” (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn Fail) will apply.
16 Wednesday
  • Research-Based Students - Last day to make fee payment arrangements with Financial Services or students may be withdrawn from the School of Graduate Studies & their graduate programmes. Exception will be made to those students who are defending their theses/reports/dissertations by the end of  this month. Note: A Late Payment Fee of $75 will be charged if a student fails to negotiate his/her student loan, or pay fees within the payment due dates.
16-17 Wed. - Thurs.
  • Encaenia, UNBFR
18 Friday
  • Spring Convocation, UNB Saint John
21 Monday
  • Victoria Day – University Holiday – no classes*
23 Wednesday
  • Last day of classes in Session B
24 Thursday
  • Reading Day for Session B

25-26 Fri. - Sat.
  • Final examinations for Session B

28 Monday
  • Session C classes begin (May 28 – June 21). Tuition fees are due

30 Wednesday
  • Students completing their degree requirements (including defence & submitting final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by the last day of the month in which a term commences, will not be required to pay tuition fees for that term. Note: Even if students defend by the end of the month, they must register for the  term. Once they have completed by the deadline date, registration for that term will be removed by SGS. They will be eligible to graduate at Fall Convocation 2018
  • Last day for adding and dropping Session C courses. Session C courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic record.

31 Thursday
  • UNBFSession A - Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of "WF" (withdrawn fail) will apply.
June 2018
11 Monday
  • Last day to withdraw from Session C courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn fail) will apply.

19 Tuesday
  • Reading Day for Session A & C

20-21 Wed. - Thurs.
  • Final examinations Session C
20-22 Wed. - Fri.
  • Final examinations Session A
July 2018 2 Monday
  • Canada Day – University Holiday – No Classes or Exams*
3 Tuesday
  • Sessions D - Classes begin (July 03 – Aug 13)
  • Sessions E – Classes begin (July 03 – July 21)
  • Tuition fees are due.
4 Wednesday
  • Last day for adding and dropping Session E courses. Session E courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic record.
6 Friday
  • Last day for adding and dropping Session D courses. Session D courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic record.
  • Last date for doctoral dissertations to reach the Dean of Graduate Studies for the final examination process if degree to be conferred at Fall Convocation 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. (Note: meeting this deadline does not necessarily guarantee graduation at the subsequent ceremony).
15 Sunday
  • Last day to withdraw from Session E courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn fail) will apply.
19 Thursday
  • Last day of classes for Session E
20 Friday
  • Reading Day Session E
21 Saturday
  • Final Examinations Session E
23 Monday
  • Session F Classes begin. Tuition Fees are Due

24 Tuesday
  • Last day for adding or dropping Session F courses. Session F Courses dropped up to and including this day are not shown on the academic record.
26 Thursday
  • Last day to withdraw from Session D courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record.After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn fail) will apply.
Aug 2018 2 Thursday
  • Last day to withdraw from Session F courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn fail) will apply.
6 Monday
  • New Brunswick Day – University Holiday – No classes or examinations*
9 Thursday
  • Last day of classes for Sessions D & F
10 Friday
  • Reading Day for Sessions D & F
11 Saturday
  • Final examinations for Session F
  • Final examinations for Full Session (FR01) courses
11 & 13 Sat. & Mon.
  • Final examinations for Session D

Fall term

Sep 2018 1 Friday
  • Last day to apply on-line to graduate in order for yourdegree to be conferred at Fall Convocation 2018: http://www.unb.ca/graduation/ (Note:  Even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony, you must apply in order to be added to the graduation list. This is an intent to graduate pending on successful completion of degree requirements).
3 Monday
  • Labour Day- University Holiday – no classes*
4 Tuesday
  • Residence opens for returning students
  • Academic Programming and Orientation. Please see the Director of Graduate Studies in the Dept./Faculty.
5 Wednesday
  • Start of classes for both Campuses (not including Law and the 11-month B.Ed.)
14 Friday
  • Last day for adding Fall Term and full-year courses. Fall Term and full-year courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic transcript. After this date a notation of "W" (withdraw no academic penalty) will be shown on the academic transcript.
  • Last day of submission of all completed degree requirements (including defence & submission of corrected dissertation/thesis/report) to the Dean of Graduate Studies for graduation at Fall Convocation 2018. Late registrations after this date are subject to a $25 fee.
19 Wednesday
  • Last day to make fee-payment arrangements with Financial Services or students may be withdrawn from the School of Graduate Studies & their graduate programmes. Exception will be made to those students who are defending their thesis/reports/dissertations by the end of this month. Note: A Late Payment Fee of $75 will be charged if a student fails to negotiate his/her student loan, or pay fees within the payment due dates.
21 Friday
28 Friday
  • Research-Based Students completing their degree requirements (including defence & submitting final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by the last day of the month in which a term commences, will not be required to pay tuition fees for that term. Note: Even if students defend by the end of the month, they must register for the  term. Once they have completed by the deadline date, registration for that term will be removed by SGS. They will be eligible to graduate at Encaenia/Spring Convocation in May 2019.
30 Sunday
  • Last day to opt out of GSA Health & Dental and for the Bus Pass. Please contact the Graduate Student Association at 453-4700 or visit their website: http://www.unbgsa.ca/
Oct 2018 8 Monday
  • Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday – No Classes*
11 Thursday
  • SGS Executive Committee meeting & approval of the graduation list for Fall Convocation 2018.
18 Thursday
19 Friday
  • Fall Convocation – UNB Saint John. Visit website for more information on the ceremony: http://www.unb.ca/graduation
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall term courses with pro-rated refund.

29 Monday
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall Term courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn fail) will apply.
Nov 2018 5-9 Mon. - Fri.
  • Fall Term Reading Week – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
11 Sunday
  • Remembrance Day – University Holiday – no classes*
22 Thursday
  • Last day in Fall Term to hold class tests (no class tests to be held during the last 10 teaching days of the term)
Dec 2018 6 Thursday
  • Last Day of Fall Term classes (61 teaching days)
7 Friday
  • Reading Day – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
8 Saturday
  • Final Examinations begin.
18 Tuesday
  • Final Examinations end  (9 days)
19 Wednesday
  • Residence close for holiday break

Winter term

Jan 2019 1 Tuesday
  • University Holiday. No classes*
6 Sunday
  • Residence opens
16 Wednesday
  • Last day to make fee-payment arrangements with Financial Services or students may be withdrawn from the School of Graduate Studies & their graduate programmes. Exception will be made to those students who are defending their thesis/reports/dissertations by the end of this month. Note: A Late Payment Fee of $75 will be charged if a student fails to negotiate his/her student loan, or pay fees within the payment due dates.
18 Friday
  • Last day for adding Winter Term courses. Winter Term courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic transcript. After this date a notation of "W" (withdraw no academic penalty) will be shown on the academic transcript. Late registrations after this date are subject to a $25 fee.
  • Last day to withdraw from full-year courses without academic penalty. A notation of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic transcript. After this date a notation of "WF" (withdrawn fail) will apply.
25 Friday
31 Thursday
  • Students completing their degree requirements (including defence & submitting final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by the last day of the month in which a term commences, will not be required to pay tuition fees for that term. Note: Even if students defend by the end of the month, they must register for the  term. Once they have completed by the deadline date, registration for that term will be removed by SGS. They will be eligible to graduate at Encaenia/Spring Convocation in May 2019
  • Last day to opt out of GSA Health & Dental and for the Bus Pass. Please contact the Graduate Student Association at 453-4700 or visit their website: http://www.unbgsa.ca/
Feb 2019 1 Friday
  • Last date for doctoral dissertations to reach Dean of Graduate Studies for the final examination process if degree to be conferred at Encaenia/Spring Convocation in May 2019.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. (Note: meeting the deadline date does not necessarily guarantee graduation at the subsequent ceremony.)
18 Monday
  • Family Day Holiday - Pending approval by the Province of New Brunswick
22 Friday
  • Last day to withdraw from Winter term courses with prorated refund.
  • Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses without academic penalty. A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of "WF" (withdrawn fail) will apply.
March 2019 1 Friday
  • Deadline to apply on-line to graduate at May Encaenia/Spring Convocation 2019 (Note: Even if you do not plan on attending the ceremony, you need to apply to be on the graduation list. Also, this is an intent pending on the successful completion of degree requirements)  http://www.unb.ca/graduation/
  • Master's theses and reports (with the exception of MEng reports) should reach Director of Graduate Studies of GAU if degree to be conferred at May Encaenia 2019/Spring Convocation 2019.
4-8 Mon. - Fri.
  • Winter Term Break. No Classes*
15 Friday
  • MEng reports should reach Director of Graduate Studies of GAU if degree is to be conferred at May Encaenia 2019/Spring Convocation 2019.
28 Thursday
  • Last Day of Winter term classes (63 teaching days)
April 2019 11 Thursday
  • Last Day of Winter term classes (63 teaching days)
12 Friday
  • Reading Day – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
  • Last day for submission of all completed degree requirements (including defence and corrected dissertations/theses/reports) to Dean of Graduate Studies if degree is to be conferred at May Encaenia/Spring Convocation 2019.
13 Sat.
  • Final examinations begin
19-22 Fri. - Mon.
  • Easter – University Holiday – no classes*
27 Sat.
  • Final examinations end (10 days)
28 Sun.
  • Residence closes

* Except for essential services, most university offices will be closed on the dates indicated as “University Holiday”.  Essential functions, for example, Security, Heating Plant and the Residences will be staffed and operational.  Emergency maintenance may be arranged through the Security Department. A few departments and facilities such as the libraries, computer labs, Financial Services, Registrar’s Offices may offer some services on certain holidays.  Those wishing to use such services on a holiday are advised to check with the specific department about operations for that day.