Fall break confirmed for next academic year

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Student Association Executive Vice President Thomas Falcigno confirmed that there will be a fall break during the second week of October next academic year.

Fall break has been confirmed for Oct. 9 and 10 next year, according to the academic calendar.

Earlier this month, the Student Association senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring continued support for future fall breaks, so that students can go home to relax, participate in trips and networking events or use the time off to complete job and internship applications.

SA Executive Vice President Thomas Falcigno said the next break has been approved as a time to benefit students’ mental health around the stressful midterm period.

“We are going to continue working with the administration to secure a fall break for future years and are trying to get more academic calendars approved so student organizations, parents and administrators can plan out future years,” Falcigno said.

The fall break committee met in December 2014 after the SA passed a bill supporting a fall break. The first fall break was added to this year’s calendar in 2015.

Calendars, which in the past have been approved five years in advance, have recently been approved on a year-to-year basis.

Falcigno added that the SA is pushing to have the remaining proposed calendars up to 2021 confirmed with fall breaks.

“We want to thank the administration for working with us,” Falcigno said. “This has been something students have really seen the benefit of, and we as well as the entire student body are incredibly appreciative.”

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