Every Spring Semester, college students across the country anticipate the week when they can finally put down their books, pick up a beer and kick back and relax.
While college kids going wild on Spring Break is an age-old stereotype, there is no doubt that students long mostly for the week-long break from classes.
Kayli Tussing, a sophomore studying marketing and strategic management and leadership, is welcoming the break with open arms.
“I love Spring Break,” she said. “When I'm getting burned out on school, I feel like it disappears.”
Tussing plans on celebrating a friend’s birthday at a cabin in Hocking Hills and then making the trek to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the end of the week.
Emily Kirk, a sophomore studying social work, is a friend of Tussing’s and will be going to the Outer Banks with her.
Kirk is also looking forward to Spring Break and the time off from school.
“It’s a time to get away from school for a little bit and reset,” she said. “I think it'll be an adjustment to get back into things again, but it's going to be more focused because it’s almost the end.”
While some students travel for the break, others use it for more rest and relaxation by not having to worry about the stress of going on a trip.
Jenna King, a junior studying psychology, is one of these students who is looking forward to the free time that the break will provide.
“I like getting a break from school and just having time to be a person,” she said. “Maybe I’ll do some spring cleaning, maybe I'll feel like I have my life together.”
King plans to go home for a few days before coming back to work for the rest of the break.
Harry Rosenberg is a senior English student that also plans on working over break.
“I’m old enough now that I just have to work and make money, it’s stupid,” he said, laughing.
Rosenberg also looks forward to not having class or readings and resting until the break is over.
“(I’ll feel) good, probably ready to learn, ready to absorb information,” he said.
Hitting the reset button over Spring Break is a common theme for college students approaching the last days of school. As the temperatures increase, so do students’ wishes for summer break.
“I feel like I'm going to feel refreshed and ready to start the next half of the semester,” Tussing said. “It's grind time (before) summer.”