For the first time this year, Carleton University students will have a week-long break from October 28 to November 1, 2013. During this time no classes will take place, similar to the Winter Break period.

As part of this change, final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses are being held all seven days of the week, Monday through Sunday.

The break comes after Senate voted in favour of testing a Fall Break. The issue was brought to Senate after students overwhelmingly voted in support of a fall break in an online poll sent out by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG).

At this time, the Fall Break is not a permanent addition to the academic calendar. The Senate approved it as part of a two-year pilot program beginning in 2013-2014. After this two-year pilot, Senate will address the issue again and consider adding a fall break to the undergraduate calendar permanently.