Spring break is back after two years of calendar upsets

Updated: Apr 22

It’s been a long time coming, but spring break is finally here.

After nearly three years of battling with break cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the break marks another next step towards normalcy for students at Belmont

For many upperclassmen, this week will be the first time since 2019 that they will get a break in the middle of the spring semester.

“It feels good to have a normal spring break,” said senior Adam Budd. “I can finally reset and do things I’ve been wanting to do.”

Whether it’s going to the beach, visiting family back home or spending three hours at the new Batman blockbuster, their break will be well spent.

But the return of break comes at somewhat of a cost: an extra week on the tail end of the spring semester, which some would rather avoid.

“I kind of like whenever the semester is short,” said junior Rachel Gross. “I feel like having a break in the middle makes it harder to come back afterwards.”

While many will travel for the break, others will spend their break kicking around in Nashville.

“I’m actually quite excited for the upcoming break. I’ll be staying here,” said finance major Colin Kaehler, who will be working at a local tax office.

Even for those residential students taking it easy at Belmont, there will be plenty of opportunities to get off campus and explore — especially around mealtimes, since most of Belmont’s dining options will remain closed for the week.

As for professors, spring break is never much of a break, but this year there will be ample time to lay back, reflect and recoup with no online learning to configure.

Everyone can sit back, relax, and enjoy their time off, because the long-awaited return of spring break is here.

This article was written by Jackson Herrman and Landen Secrest.

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