Fall Break should be a time for rest — that doesn’t happen when students have assessments right when they get back.
As Washington University students fanned out across the country in search of an autumn reprieve or lounged in an eerily empty campus, athletes kept at their game, playing anywhere from Arkansas to Francis Olympic Stadium to Atlanta. Here’s what you missed:
Who has time to sit down for over an hour and dedicate yourself to a single plot line when you have a midterm, a paper and a lab all due in the next week? So if you’re planning on using your fall break as wisely as I am, here are, in no particular order, the five movies you should queue up each night of fall break.
Fall break is approaching at a less-than-breakneck pace. The weather is slowly creeping towards cold, and every professor is saying, “I’m assigning the [INCREDIBLY SCARY PROJECT] to be due the 17th because you should have plenty of time to complete it.” Thanks guys.
Oktoberfest, Lemp Mansion and more. Put in that Enterprise CarShare request now and forge your way outside the bubble.
Wash. U. should help students take advantage of fall break by offering a variety of programming throughout the long weekend.
While fall break provided Washington University students a brief reprieve from midterms and schoolwork, there was no rest for members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross-country teams, who continued action through the weekend.
In an effort to give students a breather from the fall semester, Washington University has extended fall break by one day this semester.
Washington University’s fall academic calendar is unique—starting a full week before most private universities, with two one-day breaks (Labor Day and fall break, which falls a week after Columbus Day), a traditional Thanksgiving break and then ending with a three-day reading week and five days of exams. In the research I have done, I have yet to find a university of the same caliber or size with a directly comparable schedule.
If you were annoyed by the timing of Parent and Family Weekend, you weren’t alone. Traditionally, the First Year Center has held this weekend either the week before or after fall break, which we believe is an inopportune time for students, who are held down by school and club obligations, to host their parents for a weekend.
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