The U is on a semester calendar (prior to fall 1998, the U's academic terms were quarters). Each semester (fall and spring) is 15 weeks in length and constitutes an academic term, as does the 12-week summer session.
There are two regular academic terms in the calendar year: 1) Fall: September to January; 2) Winter: February to June. An additional Mid-Winter term is sometimes offered for specific courses of study. This Mid-Winter Term runs from December to March. Intensive Summer Term courses are occasionally offered during the months of July and August.
Fall, spring and summer weeks when classes are in session. The fall and spring semesters are approximately fifteen weeks long. The summer semester usually has two sessions varying in length from eight to twelve weeks.
The time duration of a course schedule, generally a fall or spring semester consisting of 16 weeks, a summer session consisting of four or eight weeks, or an intersession consisting of the weeks between a semester and/or session.
An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. These divisions may be called 'terms', 'semesters', 'quarters', or 'trimesters', depending on the institution and the country.