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Academic Schedule

NOTE: Some vocational and trades programs may start or end on dates that do not coincide with the semester-based dates below. Please contact the appropriate department for more information.

KPU Holidays/Closures

Labour Day Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Good Friday Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Thanksgiving Mon, Oct 10, 2016 Easter Sunday (in lieu of) Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Remembrance Day Fri, Nov 11, 2016 Victoria Day Mon, May 22, 2017
Campus closure Dec 24, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017 Canada Day (in lieu of) Mon, Jul 3, 2017
Family Day Mon, Feb 13, 2017 BC Day Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Semester Duration

Fall 2016 September 6 - December 21, 2016
Spring 2017 January 4 - April 26, 2017
Summer 2017 May 8 - August 21, 2017

Full Semester Dates

Semester Fall Spring Summer
First day of classes Tue, Sep 6, 2016 Wed, Jan 4, 2017 Mon, May 8, 2017
Last day to register Mon, Sep 12, 2016 Tue, Jan 10, 2017 Sun, May 14, 2017
Reading break   Tue, Feb 14 -
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
 
Last day to withdraw Thu, Oct 27, 2016 Tue, Mar 7, 2017 (extended) Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Last day of classes Mon, Dec 5, 2016 Sat, Apr 8, 2017 Sat, Aug 5, 2017
Exam period Wed, Dec 7 -
Sat, Dec 17, 2016
Tue, Apr 11 -
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Wed, Aug 9 -
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Grade Submission Deadline Wed, Dec 21, 2016 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Intersession Dates (Condensed Courses)

SESSION ONE Fall Spring Summer
First day of classes Tue, Sep 6, 2016 Wed, Jan 4, 2017 Mon, May 8, 2017
Last day to withdraw Tue, Sep 27, 2016 Wed, Jan 25, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017
Last day of classes Mon, Oct 17, 2016 Tue, Feb 21, 2017 Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Last day of classes
(ELS only)
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 Fri, Feb 24, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Exam period Wed, Oct 19 -
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Thu, Feb 23 -
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Wed, Jun 21-
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Exam Period
(ELS only)
Mon, Oct 24 -
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Mon, Feb 27 -
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Mon, Jun 26 -
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
SESSION TWO Fall Spring Summer
First day of classes Mon, Oct 31, 2016 Mon, Mar 6, 2017 Tue, Jul 4, 2017
Last day to withdraw Wed, Nov 23, 2016 Mon, Mar 27, 2017 Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Last day of classes Sat, Dec 10, 2016 Thu, Apr 13, 2017 Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Last day of classes
(ELS only)
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Exam period Wed, Dec 14 -
Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Tue, Apr 18 -
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Fri, Aug 16 -
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Exam Period
(ELS only)
Mon, Dec 19 -
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
Fri, Apr 21 -
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Mon, Aug 21-
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Convocation Dates

Fall Ceremonies Oct 6 - 7, 2016
Spring Ceremonies May 30 - Jun 2, 2017

For more information about convocation, see kpu.ca/convocation.

Last Updated: 15-Feb-2017

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