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  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 Mid-October
Thanksgiving* End of November
Holiday Break* End of December to Early January
February Break* Mid-February
April Break* Mid/Late April
Summer End of May to Early September

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.