They’ve had a spring break for years and now students at the University of Regina are getting a fall break too.
For the first time, students will be able to enjoy a break from classes in November. Next week, the break will start on Wednesday Nov. 7, and students will go back to class on Tuesday Nov. 13, after the Remembrance Day stat.
This idea of a fall break has been floating around for a while and the school says this is part of a two-year pilot program to see how it goes.
Organizers hope the break will give students a breather and to let them catch up on work ahead of final exams.
“Thanks to University faculty, staff, students, and leadership for taking seriously our request for a much-needed fall break to help alleviate some of the mental health issues students have been experiencing,” said Jermain McKenzie, the vice president for student affairs at the U of R Students Union in a news release.