At the University of Lethbridge, the academic year is typically broken up into three sections: the Fall term (September through December), the Spring term (January through April), and the Summer term (May through August) which can be further divided into smaller sessions. The Summer term is typically considered a break for undergraduate students. Courses are available during the Summer term, however the selection is more limited, and the courses tend to be more intensive. Graduate students maintain full-time registration year-round, in Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
Reading week occurs once during each Fall and Spring semester. These week-long breaks from regularly scheduled classes give students a chance to catch up on homework and reading, and time to focus on self-care.