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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Academic Fall Online Fall II Online ESL Fall ESL Fall II
On-ground ONL1 ONL2    
Aug 29 - Dec 17 Aug 29 - Oct 22 Oct 24 - Dec 17 Aug 29 - Oct 15 Oct 24 - Dec 17
(15-week) (8-week) (8-week) (7-week) (7-week)
Registration for Fall opens Jul 11 Jul 11 Jul 11 Aug 1 Oct 10
New Student Orientation 1.)Aug 17-19
2.)Aug 23-25
- - 1.)Aug 17-19
2.)Aug 23-25
TBA
Registration closes without late registration fee Aug 22 Aug 22 Oct 17 Aug 26 Oct 21
First Day of Classes Aug 29 Aug 29 Oct 24 Aug 29 Oct 24
Labor Day, VIU is closed Sep 5 Sep 5 - Sep 5 -
Last day to add/drop course(s) Sep 6 Sep 6 Oct 31 Sep 6 Oct 31
Last day to apply for Fall graduation Oct 3 Oct 3 Oct 3 - -
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty  Oct 28 Sep 26 Nov 21 - -
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" Nov 4 Sep 30 Nov 28 Sep 23 Nov 18
Make-up classes for Labor Day Nov 21 - - TBA -
No classes (Reserved for make up sessions) Nov 22-23 - - - Nov 22-23
Thanksgiving break, VIU is closed Nov 24-26 - - - Nov 24-26
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Dec 17 Oct 22 Dec 17 Oct 15 Dec 17
Grades due by faculty Dec 19 Oct 24 Dec 19 Oct 17 Dec 19
Grades available on Student Portal Dec 20 Oct 25 Dec 20 Oct 18 Dec 20
Winter break Dec 24-Jan 1 - Dec 24-Jan 1 - Dec 24-Jan 1
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Jan 3 Nov 8 Jan 3 Nov 1 Jan 3

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Academic Spring Online Spring II Online ESL Spring ESL Spring II
On-ground ONL1 ONL2    
Jan 16 - Apr 29 Jan 16 - Mar 11 Mar 6 - Apr 29 Jan 16 - Mar 4 Mar 13 - Apr 29
(15-week) (8-week) (8-week) (7-week) (7-week)
Registration for Spring opens Nov 14 Nov 14 Nov 14 Dec 16 Feb 13
New Student Orientation 1)Jan 4-6
2)Jan 10-12
- - 1)Jan 4-6
2)Jan 10-12
TBA
Registration closes without late registration fee Jan 9 Jan 9 Feb 27 Jan 9 Mar 10
First Day of Classes Jan 16 Jan 16 Mar 6 Jan 16 Mar 13
Last day to add/drop course(s) Jan 23 Jan 23 Mar 13 Jan 23 Mar 20
Last day to apply for Spring graduation Feb 10 Feb 10 Feb 10 - -
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Mar 10 Feb 13 Apr 3 - -
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" Mar 24 Feb 17 Apr 7 Feb 10 Apr 7
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Apr 29 Mar 11 Apr 29 Mar 4 Apr 29
Grades due by faculty May 1 Mar 13 May 1 Mar 6 May 1
Grades available on Student Portal May 2 Mar 14 May 2 Mar 7 May 2
Commencement Ceremony May 6 May 6 May 6 - -
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar May 16 Mar 28 May 16 Mar 21 May 16

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Summer I 2017

Summer Session I 2017
Degree
Summer I Online
ESL
On-ground
ONL
May 4 - Jun 28
May 4 - Jun 28
May 8 - Jun 24
(8-week)
(8-week)
(7-week)
Registration for Summer Session I opens Apr 3 Apr 3 Apr 10
New Student Orientation May 2 - -
Registration closes without late registration fee Apr 28 Apr 28 May 5
First Day of Classes May 4 May 4 May 8
Last day to add/drop course(s) May 10 May 10 May 15
Memorial Day, VIU is closed May 29 May 29 May 29
Last day to apply for Summer I  graduation Jun 1 Jun 1 -
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Jun 5 Jun 5 -
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" Jun 7 Jun 7 Jun 2
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Jun 28 Jun 28 Jun 24
Grades due by faculty Jun 29 Jun 29 Jun 26
Grades available on Student Portal Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun 27
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 11

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Summer II 2017

Summer Session II 2017
Degree
Summer II Online
ESL
On-ground
ONL
Jun 29 - Aug 23
Jun 29 - Aug 23
Jul 3 - Aug 19
(8-week)
(8-week)
(7-week)
Registration for Summer Session II opens May 22 May 22 Jun 5
New Student Orientation Jun 27 - -
Registration closes without late registration fee Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 30
Independence Day, VIU is closed Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4
First Day of Classes Jun 29 Jun 29 Jul 3
Last day to add/drop course(s) Jul 5 Jul 5 Jul 10
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Jul 31 Jul 31 -
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" Aug 2 Aug 2 Jul 28
Last day to apply for Summer II graduation Aug 1 Aug 1 -
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Aug 23 Aug 23 Aug 19
Grades due by faculty Aug 24 Aug 24 Aug 21
Grades available on Student Portal Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 22
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Sep 8 Sep 8 Sep 5

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.