With Thanksgiving fast approaching, students are planning how they are going to spend the break. Students and faculty will have from Nov. 24 through Nov. 28 off for the holiday.
To help ease the stress of travelling, some professors are having Zoom classes instead of in-person classes the week of Thanksgiving break to allow students extra time to get home. While some Drewids are looking forward to travelling out-of-state for Thanksgiving, others will be staying locally.
Julia Campanella (‘25) said she is excited to spend the holiday with family coming to visit her in New Jersey. “I have family coming from Florida and I’m going to see cousins that I never get to see. It’s so exciting,” Campanella.
Jenni Grafilo (‘25) is flying all the way to her hometown in Texas and then driving up to Oklahoma with family and friends. After Thanksgiving, she’s driving back for a friend’s birthday party at home.
“I think I’m a little sad because I won’t be home very much over the break. I think there’s a small part of me that wants to be able to take a shower without slippers and lay in my bed again,” said Grafilo. “I’m also excited to see my friends and family friends that I haven’t seen in a couple months.”
Traveling home for breaks is often harder for international students. One international student, Sergey Karvchenko (‘25), is going to a friend’s house in Long Island along with a few other students.
“There will be turkey. There will be music. There will be partying,” said Karvchenko. He is looking forward to experiencing American Thanksgiving traditions and spending some time with his friends for break.
According to an email sent to all campus residents, students are required to leave for break on Wednesday, Nov. 24 by 10 a.m. Those who wish to stay on campus over break must complete a break housing application, available at drew.edu/housingportal, and pay an additional charge of $220, which includes meals and housing.
Students who need to coordinate late departures or have break housing questions are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.