Spring Break is approaching quickly, and after the chaotic bustle of prep week and finals, we can find ourselves at a loss for how to spend this free week before jumping back into the hustle.
Although Alternative Break applications are closed for this year (they close October 20th, if you would like to sign up for next school year), you can still spend your time giving back to communities in need. Both Salem and Corvallis have major animal shelters: Willamette Humane Society and Heartland Humane Society, respectively. Additionally, Sable House in Dallas accepts volunteers to aid the women and families who seek refuge and help in their facilities. Want to contribute even more? Sable House also offers internships!
If exploring or relaxing at local events is more your speed, both Salem and McMinnville have notable opportunities during this timeframe. On March 21st, Salem is running its Cherry Blossom Day at the Capitol. On March 28th, McMinnville is hosting an event titled “Live Comedy in McMinnville!”
Spring Break can also be an ideal time to catch up on extracurricular tasks. Here’s a reminder that you can work on/send in applications for summer jobs and internships. For juniors and seniors, it can be helpful to focus on summer occupations that are in the realm of your intended career field. It’s never too early to get ahead.
If you happen to be a prospective student of WOU and want to get a more intimate feel of the campus, tours are still open during Spring Break! On weekdays, there are two tours run a day: one at 10 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. You can schedule a chat with a current student, as well, if you are seeking honest answers from someone who has experienced both our academic and social environments.
No matter what you choose, make sure to rest and recharge before returning for Spring Term!