Vacation Periods


There are six vacation periods during the year.

Students from countries outside the U.S. may stay on campus during each break. The residences that are open for each break are posted in the Office of Residence Life and Health Education in Chase Hall. Students must sign up for housing prior to the break; The Office of Residence Life and Health Education will determine which residences will remain open based on occupancy.

The Office of the Associate Dean for International Student Programs assists international students during each break with planning for meals, shopping, and travel arrangements. All students who plan to stay on campus during any break must have money for food and related expenses for that break period. Please remember to plan accordingly.

October Break October 16-20, 2019
Thanksgiving* November 23-December 1, 2019
Holiday Break* December 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020
February Break* February 15-23, 2020
April Break* April 19-26, 2020
Summer May 30 to September 2, 2020

Students typically cook their own meals during the starred breaks (*) and are responsible for the cost of their own food. Transportation is provided to purchase groceries. Students on campus during vacation enjoy cooking together in groups. The Dining Hall is open during the entirety of the October break.

Students working on campus during the summer may pay per week to stay in college houses. Since those students staying on campus during the summer no longer have the option of cooking for themselves, Dining Services will provide meal plan packages. There are several packages to choose from (pricing to be determined).

Activities and programs are provided during the break periods for all who are on campus.