Happy spring break everybody! This week, students from The University of Scranton have the week off for spring break.
As you may know, Easter is coming up this week too. The university also has off for this holiday, but because it is also spring break this week, the Easter break and spring break are combined into one.
College spring breaks are usually characterized by traveling south to tropical resorts for warmer weather. And some people I know in my class decided to do just this. Some even traveled by car all the way to Florida!
But plenty of University of Scranton students choose to spend their time in other ways. For example, many students simply go home like any other break. After all, they might not get the opportunity to sleep in their own beds and see their families all that often, and break is the optimal time to do that.
A number of students dedicated their spring break time to serving others. Through the Center for Service and Social Justice, a number of service trips are made available. Students and staff members travel to serve in a number of places in the United States such as New York, Louisiana, and Washington.
New to this set of trips this year are two trips to the New Jersey shoreline and Staten Island, New York. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, service opportunities were made available in addition to the usual set of trips that the school offers.
As for me, I made plans with my close friends to road trip to some big cities nearby – nothing nearly as far as Florida like some other friends of mine.
From Scranton, two friends and me traveled to Baltimore to visit my sister (an alumna of The University of Scranton), and we’re also planning to visit New York City and Philadelphia over the next few days. Last stop before Easter is Atlantic City where we’ll meet up with other friends.
And it’s proven to be a great spring break experience so far! The time with friends has been awesome, the road trips aren’t too terribly long, and we get to explore some of the biggest cities around.
As you can see, there are a number of ways Scranton students spend spring break. But for me, it’s not so much about what you do or where you go, it’s about who you’re with. Go on break with good friends, and you’ll have a great break.