Pro12: Ulster host Newport Gwent Dragons in opening fixture
|Dates: September, 2016-May, 2017|
|Coverage: Live games on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, S4C, BBC Alba & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app|
Ulster will kick-off their 2016-17 Pro12 campaign on Friday, 2 September at home to Newport Gwent Dragons.
The fixtures, published on Wednesday, see champions Connacht take on Glasgow in Galway while beaten finalists Leinster host Treviso.
The play-off semi-finals take place on the weekend of 19-21 May with the final scheduled for the following weekend.
Last season Ulster finished fourth in the table and were beaten 30-18 by Leinster in the play-off semi-finals.
This will be the first full season in charge for Ulster's Director of Rugby Les Kiss, who took on the role after finishing his spell on the Ireland coaching set-up at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
He will be hoping to lead Ulster to their first silverware since they won the Celtic League in 2006.
|Pro12 opening round games|
|Friday, 2 Sept: Ospreys v Zebre, 19:35 BST, BBC Two Wales & online|
|Friday, 2 Sept: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons, 19:35 BST, BBC Two NI & online|
|Friday, 2 Sept: Leinster v Treviso, 19:35 BST|
|Saturday, 3 Sept: Scarlets v Munster, 15:00 BST|
|Saturday, 3 Sept: Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh, 19:35 BST, BBC Alba & online|
|Saturday, 3 Sept: Connacht v Glasgow, 17:15 BST|