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Escape for Spring Break Part 2

February 29, 2012 in Housing, Travel

Spring Break Transportation

The 2012 Orientation Executive Staff (including myself) during Winter Carnival!

With only a few days until spring break, Michigan Tech students are getting excited to take some time off from classes to relax and spend time with friends and loved ones. This year’s Spring Break is Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 11.

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. Here, students can post a ride request if they are in search of a ride or post a trip indicating where they are headed if they are looking for riders to join them.

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. Routes for the Indian Trails bus will be advertised via posters and are available on the Indian Trials website under scheduled service.

Reminders for Students

2012 Winter Carnival Statue

All students who live in the residence halls should have received a “You Deserve a Break” newsletter in their mailbox and an email with a link to an electronic copy of the newsletter this last week. This newsletter has 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, all students need to move their vehicles to commuter Lot 26 by 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 4 to avoid towing and then move them back to their assigned lot by 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. This allows snowplows to clean up the lots over break.

Students who wish to stay on campus for all or part of break will need to register at their residence hall reception desk by Thursday, March 1. There is no extra charge for staying in the residence halls during spring break. Please note that if your student lives in Hillside Place, they will not need to register to stay in their room over break.

All residence hall entrances will be locked over spring break. Students staying over break will need to make sure that they carry their student ID with them if they leave the residence halls.

Kitchenettes in the residence halls will be open over spring break for students to use. The dining halls will close after lunch in DHH and Wads, and after dinner in McNair on Friday, March 2. All three dining halls will reopen for breakfast on Monday, March 12 at the normal serving hours. There will be no residential hall dining services over 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! I will be taking next week off to travel to Virginia and spend time with some of my family. Don’t forget to check back in two weeks for the next article.