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2012-2013 Academic Year Important Dates

In recognition of the fact that the University of Victoria is a diverse community, the Office of Equity and Human Rights has compiled a list of high holy days available at their website. Faculty and staff may wish to refer to this list in responding to requests from members of religious groups for variations in examination schedules due to religious observances.

2012-2013 Official Academic Year Begins

Summer Session—2012

See Summer Studies Calendar for complete refund and academic drop dates or visit <registrar.uvic.ca/summer/adreg/feedrop.html>

May 2012
4 Friday Senate meets
7 Monday May-August courses begin for all faculties
14 Monday May and May-June courses begin
14 Monday Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law 3
21 Monday Victoria Day 1
24 Thursday Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve convocation lists
June 2012
6 Wednesday May courses end
7 Thursday June courses begin
11-15 Mon-Fri Spring Convocation
29 Friday May-June and June courses end
July 2012
1 Sunday Canada Day 1
Deadline to apply to graduate for Fall convocation
2-3 Mon-Tues Reading Break May-August sections only
4 Wednesday July and July-August courses begin
26 Thursday July courses end
27 Friday August courses begin
27-31 Fri-Tues Supplemental and deferred examinations for Winter Session 2011-2012 (except for Engineering courses)
August 2012
3 Friday May-August classes end for all faculties
6 Monday British Columbia Day 1
7 Tuesday May-August examinations begin for all faculties
13 Monday Examinations end for Faculty of Law 3
17 Friday May-August examinations end for all faculties
20 Monday July-August and August courses end

Winter Session—First Term

September 2012
3 Monday Labour Day 1
4 Tuesday First-year registration and opening assembly for Faculty of Law
5 Wednesday First term classes begin for all faculties
13 Thursday Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law
18 Tuesday Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first-term and full-year courses 4.
21 Friday Last day for adding courses that begin in the first-term
30 Sunday Last day for paying first-term fees without penalty
October 2012
5 Friday Senate meets
8 Monday Thanksgiving Day 1
9 Tuesday Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses. 100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date 4.
24 Wednesday Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve convocation lists
31 Wednesday Last day for withdrawing from first-term courses with-out penalty of failure
November 2012
2 Friday Senate meets
11 Sunday Remembrance Day 1
12-14 Mon-Wed Reading Break (except Faculty of Law)
13, 14 Tues, Wed Fall Convocation
December 2012
1 Saturday Deadline to apply to graduate for Spring convocation
3 Monday Last day of classes in first-term except Faculty of Human and Social Development 2
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Classes and exams cancelled from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
6 Thursday First-term examinations begin except Faculty of Human and Social Development 2
7 Friday Senate meets
19 Wednesday First-term examinations end for Faculty of Law
20 Thursday First-term examinations end for all faculties except Faculty of Law
25 Tuesday Christmas Day1
26 Wednesday Boxing Day 1
25 Dec-Jan 1 University closed

Winter Session—Second Term

January 2013
1 Tuesday New Year’s Day 1
3 Thursday Second-term classes begin except Faculty of Law
4 Friday Senate meets
7 Monday Second-term classes begin in Faculty of Law
16 Wednesday Last day for 100% reduction of second-term fees for standard courses 4.
17 Thursday Last day for course changes for Faculty of Law
19 Saturday Last day for adding courses that begin in the second term
31 Thursday Last day for paying second-term fees without penalty
February 2013
1 Friday Senate meets
6 Wednesday Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses. 100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date 4.
11 Monday Family Day1
18-22 Mon-Fri Reading Break for all faculties
28 Thursday Last day for withdrawing from full-year and second-term courses without penalty of failure
March 2013
1 Friday Senate meets
29 Friday Good Friday1
April 2013
1 Monday Easter Monday 1
5 Friday Senate meets
Last day of classes for all faculties except Faculty of Human and Social Development 2
8 Monday Examinations begin for all faculties except Faculty of Human and Social Development 2
19 Friday Examinations end for Faculty of Law 3
22 Monday Examinations end for all faculties except Faculty of Law
End of Winter Session

2013-2014 Official Academic Year Begins

Summer Session—2013

May 2013
1 Wednesday May-August courses begin for all faculties
May and May-June courses begin
3 Friday Senate meets
8 Wednesday Last day for course changes in Faculty of Law 3
20 Monday Victoria Day 1
23 Thursday Senate Committee on Academic Standards meets to approve convocation lists
24 Friday May courses end
June 2013
3-11 Mon-Tues Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Classes will not be scheduled during Congress
10-14 Mon-Fri Spring Convocation
12 Wednesday June courses begin
27 Thursday May-June courses end
July 2013
1 Monday Canada Day 1
Deadline to apply to graduate for Fall convocation
1, 2 Mon, Tues Reading Break May-August sections only
5 Friday June courses end
8 Monday July and July-August courses begin
29-31 Mon-Wed Supplemental and deferred examinations for Winter Session 2012-2013 (except for Engineering courses)
30 Tuesday July courses end
31 Wednesday August courses begin
August 2013
2 Friday Classes end for Faculty of Law
5 Monday British Columbia Day 1
6 Tuesday Examinations begin for Faculty of Law 3
7 Wednesday May-August classes end for all faculties except Faculty of Law
12 Monday May-August examinations begin for all faculties except Faculty of Law
22 Thursday May-August examinations end for all faculties except Faculty of Law
July-August and August courses end

1. Classes are cancelled on all statutory holidays and during reading breaks. Administrative offices and academic departments are closed on statutory holidays. Holidays that fall on a weekend are observed on the next available weekday, normally on a Monday. The UVic Libraries are normally closed on holidays; exceptions are posted in advance.

2. Faculty of Human and Social Development dates to be announced.

3. See Faculty of Law for more details regarding Summer Session important dates.

4. For non-standard courses see <www.registrar.uvic.ca>.

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