While the time left on the semester is running out, the time MSU students will be on winter break will be longer this year. A normal MSU winter break lasts 23 days, but this year it will last 30 days.
Why the longer break? Associate MSU provost John Gaboury, says the school calendar this year is an anomaly and it all depends on when classes start. MSU always begins classes the Wednesday before Labor Day weekend, causing a yearly shift in the calendar. Students and teachers are not complaining.
“Just to be able to relax and not stress about school for another week is nice,” says Jenna, an MSU sophomore.
Bruno Takahashi, a journalism professor agrees.
“It gives us an extra week to prepare, to wrap up our projects, but also gives extra time for students
to fully recharge their batteries and fully prepare for classes,” said Takahashi.
For some students, the extra week is a blessing.
“It gives me an extra week so I can work and that 200 or some odd number of dollars I can make is one or two classes worth of books,” says Harrison Willoughby, a zoology student.
Every traditional four year student will experience at least one of these 30 day breaks. The next break is scheduled to occur in the school year 2018-2019.
Have a great winter break Spartans. Enjoy the extra week.