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Travel

Making travel plans can be difficult, and this information will help you in organizing your plans and transportation. Below is information from the staff at the Center for International Education about how you can travel to and from campus or perhaps to begin your trip during a campus break. 

Transportation

Local transportation can be provided by Maidens Taxi Service. Contact Butch Maidens, Owner/Operator at (814)644-9999. Operating hours are 6:00 am to 3:00 am. Fares: $3.00 for Flag Drop (stopping and picking you up) then $1.50 per mile.

Trip Opportunities

Information on opportunities to travel away from campus with the Center for International Education and other clubs and organizations from around campus.  Check back to this area regularly to see what trips are coming up that you can get involved with.    

Where to Go/Stay

Information to help you in selecting a destination and choosing your accommodation for any trips that you are planning.  Take notice of the recommendations and suggestions from other students as they share experiences from their own trips about where to go and where to stay.    

Campus Breaks

Students must leave the halls during times when the campus is closed, this included Thanksgiving Break, Semester Break and Spring Break. You can leave your things in your room during breaks. You don't have to take your stuff even if you aren't here.

What this means for you?

It means you have to leave campus on:

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25th by 9:30am and can return on Sunday, November 29th at 9:00am.

Semester Break: Saturday, December 19th OR within 24 hours of your last final exam.  You WILL NOT KNOW your exam schedule until October 1st. If possible, you should delay making travel arrangements until you know your schedule.

January return: You can return on Sunday, January 17th at 9:00am.

Spring Break: Saturday, March 5th by 9:30am and can return on Sunday, March 13th at 9:00am.

May Departure: If you are not graduating, you must leave by Wednesday, May 11th OR within 24 hours of your last final exam.  You WILL NOT KNOW your exam schedule until March 1st. If possible, you should delay making travel arrangements until you know your schedule.

 

Semester Dates Break Campus Facilities
August 2015 Monday 8/17 or Tuesday 8/18 International student arrival dates The campus is open for international students
August 2015 Thursday 8/27 First day of classes The campus is open.
October 2015 Thursday 10/25 - Sunday 10/28 Fall Recess The campus is open.
November 2015 Wednesday 11/25 - 11/29 Thanksgiving Recess THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED.
December 2015 - January 2016 Saturday 12/19 - Sunday 1/17/2016 Winter Recess THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED.
March 2016 Saturday 3/5 - Sunday 3/13 Spring Recess THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED.
May 2016 Wednesday 5/11 End of Semester Students who are not graduating must leave the Residence Halls.