It’s that time again folks: Spring Break time! UNH is coveting March 8th like it’s their job, simply because it shows up at just the right time. Cue the stress, the exams piling up, that paper you just didn’t quite get to yet and is due by midnight, and mostly, the dreaded mid-semester grade updates. Honestly Spring Break, hurry up! Cue the sunshine, the travel plans, the relaxation, etc. There are many different types of Spring Breakers at UNH…
#1: The “Homeward Bound” Spring Breaker
Not every UNH student is necessarily headed to warmer weather. Some are perfectly content heading home to the parental units, getting some home cooked (FREE) meals, doing laundry without cats cache or scrounging for quarters, and catching up on sleep. There’s a lot to be said for just taking a week off from life and heading home to recollect yourself.
#2: The “Wild” Spring Breaker
With nearly half of UNH (this is an exaggeration, but it certainly seems like it) going to Cancun or Punta Cana, that brings us to the crazy spring break. It’s necessary in college to have at least one of these. Mine was Panama City Beach last year….no words. The only thing I have to say to this type of spring breaker is: good luck and Godspeed. The Monday after spring break will be filled with some moral (and actual) hangovers my friends.
#3: The “ABC” Spring Breaker (Alternative Break Challenge)
For those Do Gooders around campus, this break is filled with a mix of fun and a reality check. I’ve had a few friends do this during their time at UNH and I’ve heard nothing but great reviews. Whether you’re building a house for Habitat for Humanity, helping to clean up a community, or working with kids, these trips are just a van ride away and best part? You come home feeling accomplished. This is one of those productive spring breaks that are unheard of. For those of you feeling adventurous, this is a great way to meet people on campus you may never run into otherwise. Props to you ABCers.
#4: The “Eurotrip” Spring Breaker
Italy, the UK, France, etc. This break will consist of lots of accents, broken English, fashion, classy beers and wines, and 5+ hour plane rides. We’ll all be gawking at and liking your photos on Facebook come Monday March 18th.
Lastly, #5: The “Ski Bunny” Spring Breaker
There are many that simply don’t understand why people would spend all that money to go on crazy trips when we happen to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Between New Hampshire and Maine alone, you have a pretty good array of ski areas and deals for college kids at all mountains no doubt. Getting up early, hitting the slopes all day and then coming back to a nice hot tub (where you can pretend you’re in Cancun anyway) doesn’t sound half bad.
Whatever this coming Spring Break has in store for you, enjoy and be safe!
Written by Kelsey Matheson, UNH Class of 2013.