Spring Break!

Spring break is coming!! I’m sure you already have a countdown going in your mortarboard, or are at least aware that you’ll be free in less than 3 days.


Maybe you have an awesome vacation planned. Maybe you’re just planning to stick around campus to sleep and get ahead on homework and sleep. Either way, no classes means a wonderful break no matter where you are!

If you’re traveling, make sure you…

  • Take your phone charger.
  • Take only what you need; keep only a small amount of cash, ID and debit/credit cards in your wallet.
  • Check on tsa.gov for traveler tips.
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary and ID with your parents.
  • Make sure your friends know how to contact your parents in case something happens to you.
  • Stay with friends while at your destination — do not go somewhere alone with a stranger.
  • Stay hydrated and use sunscreen.
  • Drink responsibly.

If you’ll be around campus, pay attention to the dining court schedule —  you’ll probably want to stock up at On-the-GO! so you’ll have food for the duration of break. There may not be plenty going on around campus, but that’s just what spring vacation is! You can do almost whatever you want. My own suggestions:

  • Take the train to Chicago for a couple days. Train has got to be one of the most underrated modes of transportation – so much leg room! I’ve never enjoyed a three-and-a-half-hour ride more. Plus, Chicago has the French Market (mmm crêpes), tons of museums and galleries, and The Second City.
  • Drive to Indy for a day. Since the commute is shorter, Indy is an easy day trip. Museums, Circle Centre Mall, Fountain Square — sounds like a blast!
  • Reread one of your favorite books. I recently found a novel I hadn’t read since high school, and reliving the excitement of reading it was amazing (especially since I’d forgotten how it ended). It’s extra fun if you read under the covers with a flashlight. 🙂

Whatever you do, remember to relax and enjoy yourself so that you’ll be ready to take on the last weeks of the semester!

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