Provost Janice Deakin speaks at a Senate meeting on March 11, 2016. KYLE PORTER / GAZETTE

A fall Reading Week is shaking up Western's academic calendar next year.

The majority of Western University's Senate members passed a motion to create a fall Reading Week for the 2017–18 school year.

The break will officially start Tuesday, Oct. 10 and end Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Essentially, students will be off from Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

One benefit of the fall Reading Week is that it will push back Western's deadline to drop courses by a week.

The fall Reading Week will be in place for a two-year trial period.

Related: Fall Reading Week up for approval at Western Senate