Reading Week

Niagara College follows a ‘7-1-7’ semester schedule. Each term is 15 weeks overall, made up of 7 weeks of instruction, a one-week break and another seven weeks of instruction. There is a break between each term.

This schedule allows us to deliver your courses consistently, regardless of term or start date. Programs that begin in January or May no longer have condensed deliveries.


So when is Reading Week?

Check Important Dates to see when Reading Week begins and ends for your program. Reading Week is listed as ᾮMid-Term Breakᾯ.


What’s open?

Keep an eye on NC News for a post about service hours.


What about exams?

There is no exam week with a separate schedule. Evaluations must be completed by the last day of classes.


What programs use this schedule?

All post-secondary evening courses and Part-Time Studies credit courses and most post-secondary programs follow 7-1-7. Ontario Learn courses, some apprentice programs, academic upgrading and programs with different semester lengths, such as Golf Management and Culinary, follow a slightly different format.