There’s nothing like a break from school to get in some relaxation, which is exactly what CU students did last week.
“It was definitely very relaxing,” said William Dufficy, a 20-year-old junior physics major. “I didn’t work on homework.”
Michala Jensen, a 20-year-old sophomore psychology and humanities double major and student tennis player, said she also enjoyed the time off.
“It was nice to not have any practice and get a break,” Jensen said.
Most students said they spent the nine-day break visiting their families and friends from home.
“I went down to my grandparents’ house in New Mexico,” said Tasha Barnett, an 18-year-old freshman English major.
Garrett Hennig, an 18-year-old freshman aerospace engineering major, said he went to Milwaukee for his family Thanksgiving dinner and also caught up with old friends.
This week, however, CU students have said they are preparing to buckle down for the final stretch before winter break, whether they want to or not.
“I’m slightly dreading these next few weeks, but I think I’m ready to go and catch up mentally,” Barnett said.
Hennig shared the same sentiments as he too expressed his reluctance to return to school.
“I am not looking forward to exams,” Hennig said. “I’m looking forward to when they’re over.”
The final day of classes will be Dec. 11 and final exams will take place Dec. 12 through Dec. 17, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 13, according to the academic calendar on CU Connect.
For some Buffaloes the only thing motivating them is remembering that winter break is just around the corner. Hennig said he has already made his winter break plans.
“On New Year’s Eve I’m going to go to New York to visit my sister,” Hennig said. “I can’t wait.”
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Rose Heaphy at Josephine.email@example.com.