2020-2021 Calendar of Academic Dates

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 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | End Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 61 Teaching Days
SEPTEMBER Monday 07 Labour Day - University Holiday - no classes*
Tuesday 08 Residence opens for returning students
Wednesday 09 Start of classes for both Campuses (not including Law and the 11-month BEd)**
Monday 14 Last day for payment of University tuition and fees
Friday 18 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 After this date a notation of "W" (withdrawn no academic penalty) will be shown on the academic transcript.
Friday 18 Students may drop and add courses up to the last day to add for the term without being charged a pro-rated fee. Courses dropped after the last day to add classes will be subject to pro-rated tuition fees from the first week of classes up to the withdrawal date shown on the student academic record.
Friday 25 Last day to opt-out of Student Union Health and Dental Plan for those students who entered in September.
Last day to be granted an exemption from the International Health Insurance Plan for those students who entered in September.
OCTOBER Monday 12 Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday - no classes*
Thursday 15 Fall Convocation - UNB Fredericton
Friday 16 Fall Convocation - UNB Saint John
Friday 23 Last day to withdraw from Fall Term courses with prorated refund
NOVEMBER Monday 02 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 A grade of "W" (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a grade of "WF" (withdrawn) fail apply.
Monday - Friday 09-13 Fall Term Reading Week - no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
Wednesday 11 Remembrance Day - University closed - no classes*
Friday 27 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 Thursday 10 Last day of Fall Term classes (61 teaching days)
Friday 11 Reading Day - no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
Saturday 12 Final examinations begin
Monday 21 Final examinations end (8 days)
Tuesday 22 Residence closes for holiday break
WINTER TERM
Classes start Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | End Thursday, April 08, 2021 | 63 Teaching Days
JANUARY Tuesday 05 Residence opens
Wednesday 06 Start of classes for both campuses**
Monday 11 Last day for payment of Winter term fees for new students.
Last day for payment of University fees for full-time students paying by installments.
Friday 15 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 of "W" withdrawn from will be shown on the the academic transcript. After this date a notation of "WF" (withdraw fail) will apply.
Friday 15 Students may drop and add courses up to the last day to add for the term without being charged a pro-rated fee. Courses dropped after the last day to add classes will be subject to pro-rated tuition fees from the first week of classes up to the withdrawal date shown on the student academic record.
Friday 22 Last day to opt-out of Student Union Health and Dental Plan for those students who entered in January, 2020.
Last day to be granted an exemption from the International Health Insurance Plan for those students who entered in January.
FEBRUARY Monday 15 NB Family Day - University Holiday - no classes*
Friday 19 Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses with prorated refund
MARCH Monday-Friday 01-05 Winter Term break - no classes*
Monday 08 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.
Wednesday 31 Last day in Winter Term to hold class tests (no class tests to be held during the last 10 teaching days of the term).
APRIL Friday-Monday 02-05 Easter - University Holiday - no classes*
Thursday 08 Last day of Winter Term classes (63 teaching days)
Friday 09 Reading Day - no classes or tests/assignments scheduled
Saturday 10 Final Examinations begin
Tuesday 20 Final examinations end (9 days)
Wednesday 21 Residence Closes

*Except for essential services, most university offices will be closed on the dates indicated as "University Holiday". Essential functions, for example, UNB Security & Traffic, Facilities Management 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 and computer labs 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 the day.

** It is expected that students arrive on campus by the first day of classes.