|Key Travel Dates 2013 - 2014|
|Monday||October 14||Mid-semester break begins||dorms close at 10 a.m.|
|Friday||October 18||Juniors only, return to dorm between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||October 20||Students return between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||November 24||Thanksgiving break begins||dorms close at 10 a.m.|
|Monday||December 2||Students return between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||December 22||Winter break begins||dorms close at 10 a.m.|
|Monday||January 6||Students return between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||January 29||Mid-trimester break begins at noon||dorms close at 4 p.m.|
|Sunday||February 2||Students return between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 1||Spring break begins||dorms close at 10:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||March 25||Students return between||3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||June 8||Graduation Day||dorms close at 5:00 p.m.|
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 Ben Freeman 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).
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 Ben Freeman, 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 Ben Freeman, Dean of Students or Dean's Office Assistant.
Coordinate travel plans with Jane Cyr, 802-387-6264, 802-387-5082 (fax)
- Expedia reservations
- Travelocity reservations
- Amtrak reservations
- Vermont Transit
- Greater Falls Travel Agency, Bellows Falls, VT 800-559-3919 or 802-463-3919
- Amtrak 800-872-7245
- Vermont Transit Bus 800-451-3292 or 802-864-6811
- Thomas Transportation 800-526-8143
- Adventure Limousine & Airport Service 603-357-2933, 877-ADV-LIMO
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.