How long is one semester?

Each semester runs for a total of 14 weeks and includes a Reading Week during week 8 of the semester where no classes are scheduled. Each academic year consists of three semesters: 

  • Fall semester: Runs from September – December 
  • Winter semester: Runs from January – April  
  • Spring/Summer semester: Runs from May – August  

If you are only taking compressed courses, you will either be taking a Compressed Session A course (Weeks 1-7 of a regular session) or Compressed Session B course (Weeks 9-15 of a regular session.  

You can refer to the Academic Calendar for the important dates and the quick reference term start and end dates.