Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Calendar 
2023-2024 Academic Calendar

2023-2024 Academic Schedule

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 Intersession (May-Jun) and Summer session (Jul-Aug).  Further, some programs, follow a 20-week term Fall: Sep-Jan, Winter: Feb-Jun.

While Northern Lights Colleges offers courses in the Spring semester (May, June, July and/or August), Spring is not a mandatory semester of attendance and non-enrolment would not normally be considered a leave from studies.

Dates are as approved by Education Council on October 23, 2019.

Important Dates & Deadlines 


September 2023


September 4

Labour Day (College closed) 

September 5

First Day of Classes Fall (Orientation) 


Tuition and Fees Due 

September 5

First Day of Classes 20-week semester 


Tuitiion and Fees Due 

September 17

End of Add/Drop Period 20-week semester 

September 18

End of Add/Drop Period Fall 

September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (College closed) 

October 2023


October 9

Thanksgiving Day (College closed) 

October 31

Last day to withdraw Fall 

November 2023 


November 8

Last day to withdraw 20-week semester 

November 11

Remembrance Day (College closed) 

December 2023 


December 2

Last Day of classes Fall 

December 4

Final exams start Fall 

December 14

Final exams end Fall 

December 25

Christmas Day (College closed) 

December 26

Boxing Day (College closed) 

December 27- 31

Christmas Period (College closed)



January 2024 


January 1

New Year’s Day (College closed) 

January 2

First Day of Classes Winter (Orientation) 


Tuition and Fees Due 

January 15

End of Add/Drop Period Winter 


Withdrawals refunded at 85% to the last day of Add/Drop Period 


After Add/Drop Period, no refund issued for withdrawals. 

January 26

Last Day of Classes 20-week semester 

February 2024 


February 5

First day of classes 20-week semester 


Tuition and Fees Due 

February 19-24

Reading Break 

February 19

Family Day (College closed) 

February 20

End of Add/Drop Period 20-week semester 

February 27

Last Day to Withdraw without academic penalty (no refund) 

March 2024 


March 29

Good Friday (College closed) 

March 30

Easter (non-instructional) 

March 31

Easter (College closed) 

April 2024 


April 1

Easter Monday (College closed) 

April 8

Last Day of Classes Winter 

April 10

Final exams start Winter 

April 15

Last Day to withdraw 20-week semester  

April 20

Final exams end Winter 

April 29

First Day of Spring & Intersession Classes (Orientation) 


Tuition and Fees Due 

May 2024 


May 6

End of Add/Drop Period Intersession 

May 13

End of Add/Drop Period Spring 

May 20

Victoria Day (College closed) 

May 27

Last Day to withdraw Intersession 

June 2024 


June 15

Last Day of Classes Intersession 

June 17

Final exams start Intersession 

June 21

Final exams end Intersession 

June 24

Last Day to withdraw Spring 

June 24

Last Day of classes 20-week semester 

July 2024 


July 1

Canada Day (College closed) 

July 2

First Day of Classes Summer 


Tuition and Fees Due 

July 8

End of Add/Drop Period Summer 

July 27

Last Day of Classes Spring 

July 30

Final exams start Spring 

July 30

Last Day to Withdraw Summer 

August 2024 


August 5

B.C. Day (College closed) 

August 10

Final exams end Spring 

August 19

Last Day of classes Summer 

August 21

Final exams start Summer 

August 26

Final exams end Summer