The Winter Session is divided into two terms: Term 1, generally from early September to late December (although some studies begin in August), and Term 2, generally from early January to the end of April (although some studies continue well into the month of May). During the Winter Session classes are offered in the day as well as in the evening.
Students and applicants should contact the relevant faculty/program for confirmation of faculty/program-specific dates.
UBC's official orientation for all first-year students coming to UBC from high school. Participants benefit from academic and social programming designed to introduce them to the University, their faculty, and their new friends. Jump Start is a multi-day program, which typically takes place in the week prior to the start of the academic year.
First-day orientation program for all students registered in the programs listed below. On the first day of Winter Term 1, all classes are replaced by Imagine UBC Day with the single exception of those classes that start at or after 5:00 pm and meet only once per week.
Programs participating in Imagine UBC:
- Applied Science: Bachelor of Applied Science
- Arts: All undergraduate programs except the Bachelor of Social Work
- Commerce and Business Administration: Bachelor of Commerce
- Dentistry: Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene
- Education: Bachelor of Kinesiology
- Forestry: All undergraduate programs
- Land and Food Systems: All undergraduate programs
- Pharmaceutical Sciences: Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program
- Science: All undergraduate programs
- Vantage: All programs
Term 1 of Summer Session begins in early May and continues through June. Term 2 of Summer Session begins in early July and ends in late August. Summer Session for the Vantage One Arts, Science and Engineering programs starts in early May and ends in mid-July with a two-day Capstone Conference.
Many faculties offer distance education courses. Check the Student Service Centre for summer courses and scheduling.
Applicants to UBC's Vancouver Campus
Applicants to undergraduate programs should refer to Application Deadlines for general and program-specific information.
Applicants to graduate programs should refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for general information, and can look up individual graduate programs to find program-specific information.
Where an application deadline falls on a day the University is closed, applications will be accepted on the following working day. Offices are closed Saturdays, Sundays and all statutory holidays.
Note: all statutory holidays are subject to confirmation by UBC Human Resources.