Academic Year Calendar

The Academic Schedule sets the start and end dates for all semester-based programs at Northern Lights College. Non-semester based programs start and end dates are established for each intake, and are defined in the College timetables.

Academic courses are normally Fall: Sep-Dec, Winter: Jan-Apr, Spring: May-Aug.  The College also offers compressed courses in Spring Session One (May-Jun) and Spring Session Two (Jul-Aug).  Further, some programs, follow a 20-week term Fall: Sep-Jan, Winter: Feb-Jun.  See Months at a Glance for details.

2017-2018 Academic Schedule

Fall 2017
First day of classes Tuesday, September 05, 2017
End of Add/drop Period Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Last day of classes Saturday, December 02, 2017
Final exams start Monday, December 04, 2017
Final exams end Thursday, December 14, 2017
All grades submitted Thursday, December 21, 2017
Winter 2018
First day of classes Tuesday, January 02, 2018
End of Add/drop Period Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Reading Break Monday, February 19 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Last day of classes Monday, April 09, 2018
Final exams start Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Final exams end Saturday, April 21, 2018
All grades submitted Friday, April 27, 2018
Spring 2018
First day of classes Monday, May 07, 2018
End of Add/drop Period Monday, May 21, 2018
Last day to withdraw Monday, July 02, 2018
Last day of classes Monday, August 06, 2018
Final exams start Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Final exams end Saturday, August 18, 2018
All grades submitted Friday, August 24, 2018

2018-2019 Academic Schedule

Fall 2018
First day of classes Tuesday, September 04, 2018
End of Add/drop Period Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Last day of classes Monday, December 03, 2018
Final exams start Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Final exams end Saturday, December 15, 2018
All grades submitted Friday, December 21, 2018
Winter 2019
First day of classes Monday, January 07, 2019
End of Add/drop Period Monday, January 21, 2019
Reading Break Monday, February 25 to Saturday, March 02, 2019
Last day to withdraw Monday, March 04, 2019
Last day of classes Saturday, April 13, 2019
Final exams start Monday, April 15, 2019
Final exams end Monday, April 29, 2019
All grades submitted Monday, May 06, 2019
Spring 2019
First day of classes Monday, May 06, 2019
End of Add/drop Period Monday, May 20, 2019
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Last day of classes Monday, August 05, 2019
Final exams start Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Final exams end Saturday, August 17, 2019
All grades submitted Friday, August 23, 2019
Spring 2019, Session One
First day of classes Monday, May 06, 2019
End of Add/drop Period Monday, May 13, 2019
Last day to withdraw Monday, June 03, 2019
Last day of classes Friday, June 21, 2019
Final exams start Monday, June 24, 2019
Final exams end Friday, June 28, 2019
All grades submitted Monday, July 08, 2019
Spring 2019, Session Two
First day of classes Tuesday, July 02, 2019
End of Add/drop Period Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Last day of classes Saturday, August 17, 2019
Final exams start Monday, August 19, 2019
Final exams end Friday, August 23, 2019
All grades submitted Friday, August 30, 2019

 

Months at a Glance

July 2017

  • Jul 01: Canada Day – All campuses closed.
  • Jul 03: Canada Day (closure) – All campuses closed.
  • Jul 04: Summer 2017 – First day of classes
  • Jul 11: Summer 2017 – End of Add/drop Period

August 2017

  • Aug 01: Summer 2017 – Last day to withdraw
  • Aug 07: B.C. Day – All campuses closed.
  • Aug 19: Summer 2017 – Last day of classes
  • Aug 21 - 26: Summer 2017 – Final exams period

September 2017

  • Sep 01: Summer 2017 – All grades submitted
  • Sep 04: Labour Day - All campuses closed.
  • Sep 05: Fall 2017 - First day of classes
  • Sep 19: Fall 2017 - End of Add/drop Period

October 2017

  • Oct 09: Thanksgiving Day - All campuses closed.
  • Oct 31: Fall 2017 - Last day to withdraw

November 2017

  • Nov 11: Remembrance Day - All campuses closed.
  • Nov 13: Remembrance Day Closure - All campuses closed.
  • Nov 14: Fall 2017 (20) – Last day to withdraw for fall 20-week term courses.

December 2017

  • Dec 02: Fall 2017 - Last day of classes
  • Dec 04: Fall 2017 - Final exams start
  • Dec 14: Fall 2017 - Final exams end
  • Dec 21: Fall 2017 - All grades submitted
  • Dec 23 - Jan 1: Fall 2017 (20) – Christmas break for fall 20-week term courses.
  • Dec 25: Christmas Day - All campuses closed.
  • Dec 26: Boxing Day - All campuses closed.
  • Dec 27 - 31: Christmas period - All campuses closed.

January 2018

  • Jan 01: New Year's Day - All campuses closed.
  • Jan 02: Winter 2018 - First day of classes
  • Jan 16: Winter 2018 - End of Add/drop Period
  • Jan 27: Fall 2017 (20) – Last day of classes and exams for fall 20-week term courses.

February 2018

  • Feb 02: Fall 2017 (20) – All grades submitted for fall 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 05: Winter 2018 (20) – First day of classes for winter 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 12: Family Day - All campuses closed.
  • Feb 19: Winter 2018 (20) – End of Add/drop Period for winter 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 19 - 24: Winter 2017 - Reading Break
  • Feb 27: Winter 2018 - Last day to withdraw

March 2018

  • Mar 30: Good Friday - All campuses closed.

April 2018

  • Apr 01: Easter (closure) - All campuses closed.
  • Apr 02: Easter Monday - All campuses closed.
  • Apr 09: Winter 2018 - Last day of classes
  • Apr 11: Winter 2018 - Final exams start
  • Apr 17: Winter 2018 (20) – Last day to withdraw for winter 20-week term courses.
  • Apr 21: Winter 2018 - Final exams end
  • Apr 27: Winter 2018 - All grades submitted

May 2018

  • May 07: Spring 2018 - First day of classes
  • May 21: Spring 2018 - End of Add/drop Period
  • May 21: Victoria Day - All campuses closed.

June 2018

  •  Jun 23: Winter 2018 (20) – Last day of classes and exams for winter 20-week term courses.

July 2018

  • Jul 01: Canada Day - All campuses closed.
  • Jul 02: Canada Day (closure) - All campuses closed.
  • Jul 02: Spring 2018 - Last day to withdraw

August 2018

  • Aug 06: B.C. Day - All campuses closed.
  • Aug 06: Spring 2018 - Last day of classes
  • Aug 08: Spring 2018 - Final exams start
  • Aug 18: Spring 2018 - Final exams end
  • Aug 24: Spring 2018 - All grades submitted

September 2018

  • Sep 03: Labour Day*
  • Sep 04: Fall 2018 - First day of classes for 20-week term courses.
  • Sep 04: Fall 2018 - First day of classes
  • Sep 18: Fall 2018 - End of Add/drop Period for 20-week term courses.
  • Sep 18: Fall 2018 - End of Add/drop Period

October 2018

  • Oct 08: Thanksgiving Day*
  • Oct 30: Fall 2018 - Last day to withdraw

November 2018

  • Nov 09: Fall 2018 - Last day to withdraw for 20-week term courses.
  • Nov 11: Remembrance Day*
  • Nov 12: Remembrance Day Closure**

December 2018

  • Dec 03: Fall 2018 - Last day of classes
  • Dec 05: Fall 2018 - Final exams start
  • Dec 15: Fall 2018 - Final exams end
  • Dec 21: Fall 2018 - All grades submitted
  • Dec 23 - Jan 1: Fall 2018 - Christmas Break/ Reading Break for 20-week term courses.
  • Dec 24: Christmas (non-instructional)
  • Dec 25: Christmas Day*
  • Dec 26: Boxing Day***
  • Dec 27 - Dec 31: CLOSED FOR Christmas

January 2019

  • Jan 01: New Year's Day*
  • Jan 07: Winter 2019 - First day of classes
  • Jan 21: Winter 2019 - End of Add/drop Period
  • Jan 26: Fall 2018 - Last day of classes & exams for 20-week term courses.

February 2019

  • Feb 01: Fall 2018 - All grades submitted for 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 04: Winter 2019 - First day of classes for 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 11: Family Day*
  • Feb 18: Winter 2019 - End of Add/drop Period for 20-week term courses.
  • Feb 25: Winter 2019 - Reading Break start

March 2019

  • Mar 02: Winter 2019 - Reading Break end
  • Mar 04: Winter 2019 - Last day to withdraw

April 2019

  • Apr 11: Winter 2019 - Last day to withdraw for 20-week term courses.
  • Apr 13: Winter 2019 - Last day of classes
  • Apr 15: Winter 2019 - Final exams start
  • Apr 19: Good Friday*
  • Apr 20: Easter (closure)
  • Apr 22: Easter Monday***
  • Apr 29: Winter 2019 - Final exams end

May 2019

  • May 06: Spring 2019 - First day of classes
  • May 06: Spring 2019 Session One - First day of classes
  • May 06: Winter 2019 - All grades submitted
  • May 13: Spring 2019 Session One - End of Add/drop Period
  • May 20: Victoria Day*
  • May 20: Spring 2019 - End of Add/drop Period

June 2019

  • Jun 03: Spring 2019 Session One - Last day to withdraw
  • Jun 21: Spring 2019 Session One - Last day of classes
  • Jun 22: Winter 2019 - Last day of classes & exams for 20-week term courses.
  • Jun 24: Spring 2019 Session One - Final exams start
  • Jun 28: Spring 2019 Session One - Final exams end
  • Jun 28: Winter 2019 - All grades submitted for 20-week term courses.

July 2019

  • Jul 01: Canada Day*
  • Jul 02: Spring 2019 - Last day to withdraw
  • Jul 02: Spring 2019 Session Two - First day of classes
  • Jul 08: Spring 2019 Session One - All grades submitted
  • Jul 09: Spring 2019 Session Two - End of Add/drop Period
  • Jul 30: Spring 2019 Session Two - Last day to withdraw

August 2019

  • Aug 05: B.C. Day*
  • Aug 05: Spring 2019 - Last day of classes
  • Aug 07: Spring 2019 - Final exams start
  • Aug 17: Spring 2019 - Final exams end
  • Aug 17: Spring 2019 Session Two - Last day of classes
  • Aug 19: Spring 2019 Session Two - Final exams start
  • Aug 23: Spring 2019 - All grades submitted
  • Aug 23: Spring 2019 Session Two - Final exams end
  • Aug 30: Spring 2019 Session Two - All grades submitted