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McGill University
2019 - 20 
Event
Date
NOTE:  On Tuesday, December 3, the normal Tuesday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences will be replaced by a Monday schedule. To assist you in determining which courses will be taught on that day, please consult the Key Academic Dates Schedule Pattern on the McGill University calendar.
FALL 2019
Offical UCEAP Start Date August 23, 2019
Orientation for International Students (mandatory)*​ August 23 3-4 PM or​
International Buddy Program (optional, but recommended)​ September 27, 5-7 PM​
Labor Day Holiday​ ​September 2, 2019
Term I September 3 - December 20, 2019
Classes Start​ ​September 3, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday - Canada​ ​October 14, 2019
Classes End​ ​December 3, 2019
Study Day​ ​December 4, 2019
Exams​ ​December 5 - 20, 2019
Official Fall End Date (Students may leave)​ December 21, 2019

 
University of British Columbia
2019-20
Event
Date
FALL*

* Check information in your UBC offer letter for more calendar details
and watch for an orientation invite from UBC for the mandatory international 
student orientation. 

** Students will need to check Housing Contract for exact move-out date
Offical Start Date September 3, 2019
Recommended Arrival to look for Off-Campus Housing​ ​August 13-20, 2019
Campus Housing - Move-in​ date August 31, 2019​
Mandatory Int'l Student Orientation*  September 3, 2019 (time TBD)
Classes End November 29, 2019
Exam Period​ ​December 3 - 18, 2019
Official End Date (Students may depart)​ ​December 19, 2019
Move out of Campus Housing**​ ​Some residences close on December 19, 2019
SPRING*
Offical Arrival and Start Date ​January 6, 2020
Recommended Arrival to look for Off-Campus Housing​​ December 23, 2019​
Campus Housing Move-in​ date ​January 5, 2020
​Mandatory Int'l Student Orientation* ​​January 6, 2020 (time TBD)
Midterm Break February 18-22, 2020
​Classes End ​April 8, 2020
Exams​ April 14-29, 2020​
​Move out of Campus Housing** Some residences close on April 27, 2020​
Official End Date (Students may depart) April 30, 2020
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McGill University
2018-19
Event
Date

*Select and attend at least one of the orientation options. See "Orientation for International Students".​

For the general academic term dates see the McGill University calendar.
FALL 2018
Offical UCEAP Start Date September 5, 2018
Orientation for International Students (mandatory)* August 27-30, 3-4 PM or​
(You must choose and attend at least one of these Orientation Info Sessions)​ September 5, 4-5 PM or​
September 6, 2-3 PM or​
September 7, 12-1 PM​
International Buddy Program (optional, but recommended)​ September 27, 5-7 PM​
(Sign up at https://www.issbuddy.ca/)​
Term I September 5 - December 20, 2018
SPRING 2019
​Official UCEAP Start Date January 7, 2019
Discover McGill Orientation Session​ (mandatory) January 7, 5:30-7:30 PM
​New Student Orientation Session (optional, but recommended) ​January 3, 3-4 PM
​International Student Orientation Brunch (highly recommended) ​​January 4, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
​Term II January 7 - April 30, 2019

 
University of British Columbia
2018-19
Event
Date
FALL

*Check information in your UBC offer letter for more calendar details
and watch for an orientation invite from UBC for the mandatory international 
student orientation. 

Offical Start Date September 4, 2018
Campus Housing - Move-in​ date September 1, 2018​
Mandatory Int'l Student Orientation*  September 4, 2018
Term I September 4 - December 19, 2018
SPRING
Offical Arrival and Start Date ​January 2, 2019
Campus Housing Move-in​ date ​January 1, 2019
​Mandatory Int'l Student Orientation* ​​January 2, 2019 (time TBD)
Term II January 2 - April 26, 2019
​Midterm Break ​February 18-22, 2019
​Move out of housing April 27, 2019​
​​​​
 
McGill University
2017-2018
Event
Date
*It is recommended that you attend all or part of Orientation Week, especially Off-Campus Connects and Academic Expectations Day.​
**For more details, see the McGill Calendar.
FALL 2017
Offical UCEAP Start and Arrival Date August 31, 2017
Orientation Week*​ August 26-Sept. 1, 2017​
Residence Move-in Days​ August 26 & 27, 2017​
Orientation Session for International Students (mandatory)​ September 1, 2017​
University Closed for Labour Day​ September 4, 2017
Term I**​ September 5 - December 21, 2017
SPRING 2018
​Official UCEAP Start Date ​TBA
​International Student Orientation ​​TBA
Term II** January 8 - April 30, 2018

 
University of British Columbia
2017-18
Event
Date
FALL

For more details, see UBC's calendar.

*Check your UBC offer letter for orientation details and arrival information.

Offical Arrival and Start Date September 3, 2017
Arrival for Students in Campus Housing​ September 2, 2017​
Int'l Student Orientation (mandatory)*​ September 4, 2017
Term I September 5 - December 20, 2017
SPRING
Offical Arrival and Start Date ​January 3, 2018
Term II January 3 - April 26, 2018
Midterm Break ​February 19-23, 2018
​Move out of housing ​April 26, 2018

 
McGill University
2016-17
Event
Date

*There are several events to attend and the International Students' Orientation schedule is flexible. Fall and year students should plan, however, to attend one of the International Student Check-in sessions, either on August 27 or August 28. Spring orientation dates were not available at the time of this update (10/3/16).

 **Move-in weekend details can be found here.

FALL
Offical UCEAP Start Date/Last date to arrive August 27, 2016
International Student Orientation*​ August 27 - 28, 2016​
Housing Move-in**​ August 27 - 28, 2016​
Term I​ September 2 - December 20, 2016
SPRING
​Official UCEAP Start Date ​TBA
​International Student Orientation ​​TBA
Term II January 4 - April 28, 2017

 
University of British Columbia*
2016-17
Event
Date
FALL

*For a more detailed academic calendar, see UBC's Calendar.

**Check your UBC offer letter for orientation details and arrival information.

Offical Start Date September 6, 2016
Housing move-in​ September 3, 2016​
International Student Orientation**​ September 6, 2016
Mandatory​
Term I September 6 - December 21, 2016
SPRING
Offical Start Date ​January 3, 2017
Housing move-in​ ​January 2, 2017
​International Student Orientation ​​January 3, 2017
Term II January 3 - April 28, 2017

 

McGill University*

2015-16

Event
Date
*For more details see the McGill Univ. Calendar.
 

**In Term I there are several events to attend during the International Students' Orientation. Not all events are required, but do plan to attend one of the International Student Check-in sessions no later than the Sept. 3rd session, at the latest (classes begin the following day).

 

FALL
Offical UCEAP Start Date/Arrival Date September 2, 2015
(You may also arrive anytime before Sept. 2) 
International Student Orientation**​ August 28 - September 11, 2015​
Term I​ September 4 - December 22, 2015
SPRING
Official UCEAP Start Date/Arrival Date Arrive by January 6, 2016​
​Classes begin January 7, 2016
​International Student Orientation ​​TBA (events will be held after classes begin)
Term II January 7 - April 29, 2016

 
University of British Columbia*
2015-16
Event
Date
FALL
Last date to arrive​ September 7, 2015​
*For more details see UBC's Calendar.
Offical Start Date September 8, 2015
Housing move-in​ September 5, 2015​
International Student Orientation*​ September 8, 2015 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(*mandatory)​
Term I September 8-December 22, 2015
SPRING
Offical Start Date ​January 4, 2016
Housing move-in​ ​January 3, 2016
​International Student Orientation ​​January 4, 2016
Term II January 4-April 27, 2016

 
McGill University
2014-15
Event
Date
For more details see the McGill Univ. Calendar.
Fall Term Arrival Date August 22, 2014
International Student Orientation​ August 22-August 25, 2014​
Orientation Week​ August 25-Agust 31, 2014​
Term I September 2-December 19, 2014
Last Exam December 19, 2014
​Spring Term Arrival Date ​TBA
​International Student Orientation ​​January 5, 2015 (tentative)
Term II January 5-April 29, 2015
Last Exam April 29, 2015