2017-2018 Academic Year | Secretariat | UNB

2017-2018 academic year

NOTE: The dates shown below apply to Undergraduate programs. They do not necessarily apply to the School of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Law, Nursing ASP, or to Open Entry courses offered through the College of Extended Learning. Students in other programs should consult the appropriate Calendar or brochure.
Dates listed for each session include the exam dates.

Fall term

Classes start: September 07, 2017
Classes end: December 05, 2017
62 teaching days

September Saturday 02 Residence opens for new students
Fall Orientation Week Begins
Monday 04 Labour Day - University Holiday - no classes*
Tuesday-Wednesday 05-06 Academic Orientation with your Faculty
Wednesday 06 Residence opens for returning students
Thursday 07 Start of classes for both Campuses (not including Law and the 11-month BEd)
Tuesday 12 Last day for payment of University tuition and fees
Friday 15 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 academic transcript.
Friday 22 Last day to opt out of Student Union Health & Dental Plan. Last day to be granted an exemption from the International Health Insurance Plan
October Monday 09 Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday - no classes*
Thursday 19 Fall Convocation – UNB Fredericton
Friday 20 Fall Convocation – UNB Saint John
Last day to withdraw from Fall Term courses with pro-rated refund.
Monday 30 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 A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of "WF" (withdrawn) fail apply.
November Friday 10 Fall Term Reading Day - no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
Saturday 11 Remembrance Day
Tuesday 21 Last day in Fall Term to hold class tests (no class tests to be held during the last 10 teaching days of the term)
December Tuesday 05 Last day of Fall Term classes (62 teaching days)
Wednesday-Thursday 06-07 Reading Days
Friday 08 Final examinations begin
Tuesday 19 Final examinations end (10 days)
Wednesday 20 Residence closes for holiday break.

 

Winter term

Classes start: January 04, 2018
Classes end: April 10, 2018
61 teaching days

January Monday 01 University Holiday - no classes*
Wednesday 03 Residence opens
Thursday 04 Start of classes for both campuses
Tuesday 09 Last day for payment of Winter term fees for new students.
Last day for payment of University fees for full-time students.
Friday 12 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.
Last day to withdraw from full-year courses without academic penalty. A notation “W” (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic transcript. After this date a notation of “WF” withdraw fail) will apply.
Friday 19 Last day to opt-out of Student Union Health and Dental Plan for those students who entered in January, 2018
Last day to be granted an exemption from the International Health Insurance Plan for those students who entered in January.
February Friday 16 Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses with prorated refund
Monday 19 University Holiday - no classes*
Friday 23 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 Monday - Friday 05-09 Winter Term break - no classes*
Nursing students may need to participate in the preceptored clinical practicum during the winter break.
Friday 23 Last day in Winter Term to hold class tests (no class tests to be held during the last 10 teaching days of the term).
March/April Friday-Monday 30-02 Easter - University Holiday - no classes*
April Tuesday 10 Last day of Winter Term classes (61 teaching days)
Wednesday 11 Reading Day
Thursday 12 Final Examinations begin
Saturday 21 Final examinations end (9 days)
Sunday 22 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 department 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.