Woo! Winter break! No class! No studying! Just TV marathons, home cooked meals and snuggle time with the family pooch.
What’s not to love? OK, so sometimes the family can be a little much, but that’s a small price to pay for the heaps of free stuff you’ll be taking back to campus with you come January.
In honor of the best 2-4 weeks of the year I asked the CollegeCandy writers what they love most about Winter Break. What’s your favorite thing? Share it in the comments section below!
Alex K – Lakehead University: I just enjoy the time off! I work at my school and my school is closed so I have almost three solid weeks off. Once I get myself out of exam mode it is BLISS!
Cristina – Michigan State University: I absolutely love hopping in my Jeep and blasting music and singing along while driving to the mall. It’s so much better than my iPod walking to class.
Thu – USC: Seeing all of my friends again and creating new memories.
Erica – Kent State: My favorite thing? The fact that at my parents house I don’t have to climb five flights of stairs to get to my room.
Caitlin – University of Alabama: I love not having to think about classes for a whole month! It’s nice to give my brain a break.
Brittany – University of St. Thomas: Oh Winter Break, how I love thee. From spending 60% of my time standing in front of a fully stocked refrigerator, and 40% of my time horizontal on my couch, how could I complain?
Lauren – University of Michigan: Well, it used to be the family vacations to tropical locations. Now it’s the mom/daughter trips to the mall. Mostly because my mom misses taking me shopping and tends to go a little overboard.
Sara C – Fordham: My favorite part of winter break is being able to wake up each morning with nothing to do but go for a run, make some hot cocoa, and read a good book! Damn, I wish someone would pay me to do this!
Meg – Penn State: As far as my favorite part of being home is definitely the homemade food and being able to drive!
Zahra- Northwestern University: My favorite thing about winter break is seeing all my friends from high school and realizing we’ve moved past the stupid drama!
Noa – CU Boulder: Hanging out with my family. And my high school friend with benefits. Just not at the same time.
Emmy – Loyola University Chicago: I love all the home baked cookies and my Grandma’s fudge! Best part!
Sarabeth – University of Texas: I’m not seeing my family for the holidays, so my favorite thing is being able to actually eat the christmas cookies I bake because my family isn’t around to steal them.
Charlsie – Hollins University: My favorite thing about Winter Break is sleeping in and not feeling guilty about it.
Kim – Stanford: My favorite thing about being home for the holidays is finally being 21 and drinking inappropriate amounts of alcohol at inappropriate times like a family friend’s Christmas party or right before the Christmas Eve church services.
Brithny- Duke: Finally getting off campus and traveling up north where there is actual wintery weather during the winter season (for the Southerners, I mean such things as snow and icicles and all that).
Katie – Michigan State University: My favorite thing is living essentially free! I don’t have to pay for food, rent, art supplies, drinks, or even gas. Ah, wonderful parents and grandparents 🙂