Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Important Dates & Deadlines

Campus-based academic, career/technology, and university preparatory programs operate on the following semesters unless otherwise specified in Calendar program descriptions:

Fall semester Winter semester Summer semester
September to December January to April May to August
Academic Dates 19/20
Term/Session Fall Winter Year Courses (F/W) Spring/Summer
SS1 SS2 SS3
Start of term Sep 3, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 Sep 3, 2019 May 4, 2020 Jun 22, 2020 May 4, 2020
End of term - includes exam period Dec 14, 2019 Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
Class Dates
Orientation Day Sep 3, 2019          
Start of classes Sep 4, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 Sep 4, 2019 May 4, 2020 Jun 22, 2020 May 4, 2020
Mid-semester break   Feb 17-21, 2020 Feb 17-21, 2020      
End of classes Nov 29, 2019 Apr 9, 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
Registration and Withdrawal Dates
Registration Opens Jun 2019 Jun 2019 Jun 2019 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Aug 30, 2019 Dec 19, 2019 Aug 30, 2019 May 1, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 May 1, 2020
End of course change period (add/drop/audit, late registration) Sep 18, 2019 Jan 17, 2020 Sep 18, 2019 May 8, 2020 Jun 26, 2020 May 15, 2020
Last day to withdraw from a semester course Oct 25, 2019 Feb 28, 2020 Jan 24, 2020 May 22, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 Jun 26, 2020
Exams and Grades
Start of examinations Dec 2, 2019 Apr 14, 2020 Apr 14, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
End of examinations Dec 14, 2019 Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
Final day for faculty to submit semester grades (as per Policy ED 3-11) Dec 20, 2019 May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jun 26, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020
Tuition and Refund Dates
Due date for tuition and fee payment (Domestic and International) Aug 30, 2019 Jan 3, 2020 Aug 30, 2019 May 1, 2020 Jun 22, 2020 May 1, 2020
End of 100% refund period (minus commitment fee or tuition deposit) (Domestic students only) Sep 18, 2019 Jan 17, 2020 Sep 18, 2019 May 8, 2020 Jun 26, 2020 May 15, 2020
Important Dates
Event Date
Deadline to apply to graduate for Fall Convocation Jul 31, 2019
International student orientation - Fall Aug 26-30, 2019
Deadline for program advisors to submit lists of eligible graduates for Fall Convocation Four weeks prior to convocation
Fall scholarship and bursary application deadline Sep 20, 2019
Fall Convocation - Kamloops Oct 11, 2019
International student orientation - Winter Jan 2-4, 2020
Winter scholarship and bursary application deadline Jan 17, 2020
Campus-wide professional development day Feb 19, 2020
Deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation Mar 31, 2020
Deadline for program advisors to submit lists of eligible graduates for Spring convocation Four weeks prior to convocation
Spring Convocation - Kamloops Jun 3-5, 2020
Recognized Statutory Holidays (university closed)
Event Date
Labour Day Sep 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Oct 14, 2019
Remembrance Day Nov 11, 2019
Winter Break Dec 25, 2019-Jan 1, 2020
BC Family Day Feb 17, 2020
Good Friday Apr 10, 2020
Easter Monday Apr 13, 2020
Victoria Day May 18, 2020
Canada Day Jul 1, 2020
British Columbia Day Aug 3, 2020
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