In past years, students typically enjoyed spring break around Eastertime. However, APU administration has instead granted a mid-semester break in the month of March in addition to a three-day weekend for Easter in April.
For freshman psychology major Maddison Sytsma, the change was bittersweet.
“I think it’s good, because it would be a long time to go all the way from January to mid-April without having a break,” Sytsma said. “But I guess it could be a problem; I’m from out of state so I won’t be able to go home for Easter. With the two breaks, I can’t afford to go home for both.”
On the other hand, freshman undeclared major Alex Jaggers said the mid-break and three-day Easter vacation is a bonus.
“I like the mid-break; [for Easter] I will probably just stay here just because it’s easier and there’s not that much time off,” she said.
The mid-semester break will be March 10-14, and students will be excused from classes before 1 p.m. on April 21, the Monday after Easter.