Travel Information
Key Travel Dates
2015 - 2016
Sunday October 11 Mid-fall break begins dorms close 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 18 Students return between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday November 22 Thanksgiving Break dorms close at 10 a.m.
Monday November 30 Students return between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m
Sunday December 13 Winter Break begins dorms close at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday January 3 Students return between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m
Wednesday February 3 Mid-trimester break begins after classes dorms close at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday February 7 Students return between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m
Sunday March 6 Spring Break begins dorms close at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday March 22 Students return between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m
Sunday June 5 Graduation Dorms close 5:00 p.m.

Winter WeatherDay

In the event of snow or other inclement weather, day students should not drive to or from school. Students should remain at home until the roads are clear or make arrangements by contacting Todd Pinsonneault in the Dean's Office to stay overnight whenever necessary. If students are going to be late or absent because of winter weather, they are asked to notify the Health Office before 9 a.m., 802-387-6221, the same procedure as for absences due to illness. Other numbers to call if that is busy: 802-387-5566 (leave a message with the answering service if no one is at the switchboard), 802-387-6256 (Dean's Office).

Travel Links

Below are links which may be helpful for students and parents when investigating or making airline— or train reservations. Once you have made travel reservations (by phone, Internet, or travel agent) please make sure to let Jane Cyr in the bookstore know your travel plans. If you have an itinerary, please give them a copy or have one faxed. Jane will keep track of travel information for Todd Pinsonneault, Dean of Students. She will be happy to assist making reservations, however credit card information and authorization will need to be supplied to the agent or via the Internet before tickets can be purchased. More detailed travel information is also listed in the Student Parent Handbook.

 Jane also coordinates bus service to airports and to the Springfield, MA train station. Before and after major school vacations, school vans will provide bus and train pickup in Brattleboro, but students will need to sign up at the bookstore so that bus reservations can be made. In the absence of pickup arrangements, you may need to take a taxi. Please resist the temptation to make travel arrangements during times which would jeopardize valuable class time. Questions about irregular departure for a break or return from a break should be directed to Todd Pinsonneault, Dean of Students or Dean's Office Assistant.
Coordinate travel plans with Jane Cyr, 802-387-6264, 802-387-5082 (fax)

To avoid double-booking and costly misunderstandings, at normal vacation travel times, please allow the bookstore to coordinate Thomas Transportation reservations. At other times, if parents do make reservations, please notify the bookstore, preferably by fax or email.


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