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Are you ready for your student to come home for an extended break? Mark your calendars for Fall and Winter break now so you can count down the days!

Upcoming Breaks

VCU Fall Break is Monday, November 25 to Sunday, December 1, 2019. No classes will be held during this time, and the university will close starting Wednesday, November 27 at 12:00 p.m. for departments and services. Classes will resume on December 2 and be held until the last day of classes, Monday, December 9. Final Exams will begin on December 10 and end on December 17. Student final exam schedules may vary based on their individual class schedules and professors.

VCU Winter Break is Tuesday, December 17, 2019, to Monday, January 13, 2020. The university will close December 23, 2019, to January 3, 2020, for departments and services. Students will have the option to catch up, stay on track or get ahead by taking Winter Intersession classes which begin December 27, 2019, and end January 9, 2020.

Tips for Having Your Student Home

Though they haven’t been gone long, your student has gone through a lot of changes while they’ve been away to school. They’ve been in charge of their own schedule, when they go to sleep, when and what they eat and much more. This newfound independence can cause tension when they return home for break, and you all will have to work together to set new guidelines. Your best option would be to talk to your student and set expectations for their time while home. Their priorities may differ from yours (seeing friends, sleeping, catching up) so it’s important to be flexible when talking with them. Remember that respect and communication run both ways and the best way to ensure a good time is to work it out together!Categories Advice for Students & Families, VCU Calendar Reminders

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