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Escape for Spring Break

February 24, 2010 in Events, Housing, Recreation, Travel

Transportation

Escape our little snow globe for awhile!  Enjoy Spring Break!

Escape our little snow globe for awhile! Enjoy Spring Break!

With less than two weeks until Spring Break, Michigan Tech students are excited to take some time off from classes to relax and spend time with friends and loved ones. This year’s Spring Break will be from Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, March 14. Students who wish to leave campus have several options for traveling back home for the week. The Inter-Residence Hall Council Rideboard is available online for Michigan Tech students to post a ride request if they are in search of a ride or to post a trip indicating where they are headed if they have a vehicle. This is a great way for students who live in the same region to pair up, split gas money, and have enjoyable company on the ride home. Students may also choose to take the Indian Trails Bus home. The routes for the Indian Trails bus will be advertised via posters and will also be available on the Indian Trials Website under the Scheduled Routes.

Reminders for Students

All students who live in the Residence Halls should have received a “You Deserve a Break!” newsletter in their mailbox at some point throughout this last week. This newsletter has all the important information about when the Dining Halls, Campus Café, and Reception Desks will be closing for Spring Break. The newsletter also contains important reminders for students leaving campus for Spring Break regarding room security and parking. For students who are planning on leaving campus for Spring Break it is important to remember to close and lock the windows, unplug nonessential electrical equipment, turn off lights, and lock the doors before leaving for the week. As an additional reminder, students who are not taking their vehicles home over Spring Break or who are staying in the Residence Halls over Spring Break need to make sure their vehicle is moved to commuter Lot 26 by Sunday, March 7 to avoid towing and then move it back to their assigned Lot by Sunday, March 14.

For student staying up in the Houghton area Spring Break can be a great time to explore the Tech Trails while snowshoeing.

For students staying up in the Houghton area Spring Break can be a great time to explore the Tech Trails with snowshoes or cross country skis.

Students who wish to stay on campus during Spring Break or for part of Spring Break will need to register at their Residence Hall Reception Desk by Thursday, March 4. This includes students who plan on leaving after Saturday, March 6 or who plan on returning prior to Sunday, March 14. There is no extra charge for staying in the Residence Halls during Spring Break. Kitchenettes in the Residence Halls will be open over Spring Break for students to use as the Dining Halls will all be closed by Friday, March 5 at 6 p.m. and will not reopen until Monday, March 15. March 8-12 the Food Mall in the Memorial Union Building will be open from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and the Library Cafe will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to serve students who wish to stay during Spring Break.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have! Have a wonderful time with your student over Spring Break!