Although spending part or all of Christmas break on campus can sound lonely, there are actually quite a few things students can do to have fun, relax, and celebrate Christmas. Below is a sampling of a few of the activities your student could do if they will be on campus during the break.
- Some students can work extra hours, up to full-time, over Christmas break.
- Be sure to plan ahead for food. The Cannon Center will be closed from dinner December 22, 2017 to lunch January 5, 2018.
- Try something new – learn how to make a new dish or try a new hobby.
- Y – Serve activities.
- Volunteer at a homeless shelter or food bank. They always need extra hands during the holidays. Below are just three of the food shelves in Provo.
- Work out. The Richards Building (on campus exercise facilities) will be open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during most of Christmas break, but will be closed December 25 to 26 and January 1 to 2.
- Make new friends.
- Skype family, friends, or people from their mission.
- Get ahead on reading for the next semester or read a book for fun.
- Some students pursue a hobby they didn’t have time for during the semester.
- Attend the Provo City Center temple or the Provo temple.
- Get a head start on scholarship applications.
- Visit Temple Square to see the Christmas lights.
- Skate at the Midway ice rink, go sledding at Soldier’s Hollow, or explore the Midway Ice Castle
Charlotte Shurtz works in the SAAS Executive Director’s Office and is the Parent Newsletter Editor.