The health and wellbeing of our campus community is a priority at the University of Calgary.
In 2017, General Faculties Council approved a Fall Break being added to the 2018-19 calendar in recognition that term breaks are critical aspects of how we support student wellbeing and good mental health. Students are encouraged to use the term breaks to support their wellbeing in ways that are aligned with their individual needs.
The General Faculties Council-approved term breaks are designated weeks during the Fall and Winter terms where standard class schedules and academic assessments are not scheduled. These breaks are periods of time that are intended to be free of compulsory academic events and assessments for students and are aligned with our Campus Mental Health Strategy and our strategic areas of focus. It is important to note that students may have practicum work, clinical placements, or internships during the term breaks. In these cases, classes and/or academic assessments maybe need to be scheduled during term breaks.
The Fall and Winter Term Breaks are published in the Academic Schedule found in the University of Calgary Academic Calendar.
Term-Break Workshop Intensive Series
Wondering what do during term-break? Want to excel with your academic writing?
Writing Support with the Student Success Centre will be hosting online writing workshops on February 22, 23, and 24 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
Join us for each workshop to learn core academic writing skills in only 3 days. Topics include: Structuring your paper, writing academically using sources, and making final revisions.
Register for workshops on the SSC Events/Workshops calendar.
Keeping on Track
A week without classes is a great time to pause and consider “what do I need to be successful for the rest of term?”
Connect with the resources below to help make sense of your to-do list.
- Planning Resources
- Avoiding Procrastination
- Exam Preparation
Checking in with Supports
This is a great time to reflect on your habits and be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what’s gone well this semester and what you’ve learned about your abilities as a student. If you feel like something needs to change but are unsure of where to start, consider some of the supports listed below.
- Writing Support
- Student Wellness Services
- Academic Development Appointments
- Help Seeking Videos
- Connecting with Instructors
While you may be catching up on academics (and sleep!) during term break, this time can also be used to look ahead to the rest of the year – and beyond!