Students at the University of Regina will be getting some extra rest.
A fall break is set to begin November 7th, with classes resuming as normal November 13th.
One of the post-secondary institutions registrars, James D’Arcy, said it’s an opportunity for a mental health break.
“As well as some time to catch up their studies, their reading and to start preparing for their final exams.”
The U of R isn’t actually the first school to do this, as many others have done something like this.
“We were first approached by our student association, asking if there was a possibility if we could to this,” said D’Arcy.
The break is a two year pilot project, after which a survey will be filled out and the results of them analyzed to determine if more work needs to be done or the break should be discontinued.