University of Waterloo Study days and reading weeks are designated periods where normal class schedules and academic requirements are suspended for a specified period of time. The dates are published in the Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines.
Student services such as student advising support, Health Services, Counselling Services, the library, and residences continue to provide service.
There are one or two study days each term, between the end of the Formal Lecture Period and the beginning of the Final Examination Period. No classes are to be held during study days, except where classes are rescheduled as the result of a campus-wide emergency closure.
Reading weeks occur in the fall and winter terms; they start with the Saturday before the public holidays of Thanksgiving Day and Family Day and end on the following Sunday.
All classes are canceled; offices are closed on the weekends and the holiday Monday.