Important academic dates

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2018-19 calendar of academic dates

2018-19 MBA Saint John calendar of academic dates

2019-20 calendar of academic dates

2019-20 MBA Saint John calendar of academic dates

The dates shown apply to graduate level programs and courses with the exception of the MBA Saint John modules. These dates do not necessarily apply to undergraduate programs, Law, or courses offered through CEL.

Summer term

Month Date Day Event
May 2019 1 Wednesday
  • UNB Summer term begins both campuses
  • Tuition fees are due for all courses 1st day of classes
1 Wednesday
  • Full Term Summer Course begins (May 1 – Aug 8)
  • Session A (May 1– June 18) classes begin
  • Session B  (May 1 – May 23) classes begin
  • Tuition fees are due
3 Friday
  • 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 Tuesday
  • Last day for adding or dropping Session A courses. Courses dropped up to and including this day are not shownon the academic record.
10 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 After this date a notation of “W” (withdrawn no academic penalty) will be shown on academic transcript.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 Wednesday
  • 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 A grade of “W” (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of “WF” (withdrawn Fail) will apply.
15 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Research-Based Students - Last day to make fee payment arrangements with Financial Services or students may be withdrawn from the School of Graduate Studies & their graduate programmes. 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.

20 Monday
  • Victoria Day – University Holiday – no classes*
23 Thursday
  • Last day of classes in Session B
24 TFriday
  • Reading Day for Session B

25-27 Fri. - Sat.
  • Final examinations for Session B

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

29-30 Wed. - Thurs.
  • Encaenia, UNBFR
30 Thursday
  • Last day for adding and dropping Session C courses. Session C courses dropped up to and including this date not shown on academic record. 
June 2019 02 Sunday
  • 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.
  11 Tuesday
  • 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.

18 Tuesday
  • Reading Day for Session A & C

19-20 Wed. - Thurs.
  • Final examinations Session C
19-21 Wed. - Fri.
  • Final examinations Session A
28 Friday
  • Research-based students completing their degree requirements (including defence and submission of final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by this date, will be eligible for the half term tuition fees for the summer term.
July 2019 1 Monday
  • Canada Day – University Holiday – No Classes or Exams*
2 Tuesday
  • Sessions D - Classes begin (July 2 – Aug 8)
  • Sessions E – Classes begin (July 2 – July 18)
  • Tuition fees are due.
3 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.
5 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.
14 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.
18 Thursday
  • Last day of classes for Session E
19 Friday
  • Reading Day Session E
20 Saturday
  • Final Examinations Session E
22 Monday
  • Session F Classes begin (July 22 - Aug 8). Tuition Fees are Due

23 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.
25 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 2019 1 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.
5 Monday
  • New Brunswick Day – University Holiday – No classes or examinations*
8 Thursday
  • Last day of classes for Sessions D & F
9 Friday
  • Reading Day for Sessions D & F
10 Saturday
  • Final examinations for Session F
  • Final examinations for Full Session (FRE1) courses
10 & 12 Sat. & Mon.
  • Final examinations for Session D
30 Fri.
  • Summer term deadline for Research Based students to complete their degree requirements (including defense and submissions of final copies of thesis, dissertation or report).
  • Last day of submission of all degree requirements (including defence & submission of corrected dissertation/thesis/report) to the Dean of Graduate Studies for graduation at Fall Convocation 2019.

Fall term

Sep 2019 1 Sunday
  • Last day to apply to graduate in order for your degree to be conferred at Fall Convocation 2019.
2 Monday
  • Labour Day- University Holiday – no classes*
3 Tuesday
  • Residence opens for returning students
  • Graduate Student Academic Programming and Orientation. Please see the Director of Graduate Studies in the Dept./Faculty.
4 Wednesday
  • Start of classes for both Campuses (not including Law, MBASJ)
13 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.
  • Late registrations after this date are subject to a $25 fee.
18 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. 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.
20 Friday
30 Monday
Oct 2019 14 Monday
  • Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday – No Classes*
17 Thursday
18 Friday
28 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.
31 Thursday
  • Research-based students completing their degree requirements (including defence and submission of final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by this date, will pay half term tuition fees for the fall term.
Nov 2019 11-15 Mon. - Fri.
  • Fall Term Reading Week – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
11 Monday
  • Remembrance Day – University Holiday – no classes*
22 Friday
  • 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 2019 6 Friday
  • Last Day of Fall Term classes (62 teaching days)
9 Monday
  • Reading Day – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
10 Tuesday
  • Final Examinations begin.
19 Thursday
  • Final Examinations end  (9 days)
20 Friday
  • Residence close for holiday break
24 Tuesday
  • Christmas Eve - University Holiday - No classes
25 Wednesday
  • Christmas Day - University Holiday - No classes
26 Thursday
  • Boxing Day - University Holiday - No classes
30 Monday
  • Fall term deadline for Research-based students to complete their degree requirements (including defence and submission of final copies of dissertation, thesis, report)
31 Tuesday
  • New Year's Eve - University Holiday - No classes

Winter term

Jan 2020 1 Wednesday
  • University Holiday. No classes*
5 Sunday
  • Residence opens
6 Monday
  • First day of classes for the winter term
15 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. 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.
17 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.
24 Friday
Feb 2020 17 Monday
  • Family Day Holiday - University Holiday - No Classes
21 Friday
  • Last day to withdraw from Winter term courses with prorated refund.
28 Friday
  • Research-based students completing their degree requirements (including defence and submission of final copies of dissertation/thesis/report) by this date, will pay half term tuition fees for the winter term.
March 2020 1 Sunday
  • Deadline to apply to graduate at May Encaenia/Spring Convocation 2019. 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.
2-6 Mon. - Fri.
  • Winter Term Break. No Classes*
9 Monday
  • 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” (withdraw fail) will apply.
26 Thursday
  • Last Day to hold winter term class tests (no class tests to be held during the last 10 teaching days of the term)
31 Tuesday
  • 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 2020.
April 2020 9 Thursday
  • Last day for winter term classes (63 teaching days)
10-13 Fri. - Mon.
  • Easter – University Holiday – no classes*
14 Tuesday
  • Reading Day – no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
15 Wednesday
  • Final examinations begin
24 Friday
  • Final examinations end (10 days)
26 Sun.
  • Residence closes
30 Thursday
  • Winter term deadline for Research-based students to complete their degree requirements (including defence and submission of final copies of dissertation, thesis, report).

* 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.