Academic Calendar

VIU operates on a traditional semester calendar where the academic year is divided into 6 terms. All online courses are offered in an 8-week format.

The tables below outline the major time periods and events in the academic year.

Fall II 2016

Fall II 2016 Academic Online
Oct 24 - Dec 17
(8-weeks)
ESL Online
Oct 24 - Dec 17
(7-weeks)
Registration for Fall opens July 11 Oct 10
Registration closes without late registration fee Oct 17 Oct 21
First Day of Classes Oct 24 Oct 24
Last day to add/drop course(s) Oct 31 Oct 31
Last day to apply for Fall graduation Oct 3  
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Nov 21  
Thanksgiving break, VIU is closed Nov 24-26 Nov 24-26
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" Nov 28 Nov 18
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Dec 17 Dec 17
Grades due by faculty Dec 19 Dec 19
Grades available on Student Portal Dec 20 Dec 20
Winter break Dec 24-Jan 1 Dec 24-Jan 1
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Jan 3 Jan 3

NOTE: The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.