Spring Break 2019 Dates for U.S. Colleges

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Spring break is eagerly anticipated by college students. Spring Break 2019 means a visit home for some or travel to a warm beach with plenty of other college-age people for others.

Spring break actually starts for some schools in mid-February and ends as late as the second week in April. For the vast majority of colleges, though, spring break takes place in the second week of March. 

Whether you want to head to a particular state for your spring break and want to check when the local students will be out in full force, or if you're a student and want to find out your spring break dates, this article has everything you need to know. 

Spring Break Dates for 2019

Abilene Christian University: March 11 - March 17

Adelphi University: March 11 - March 17

Alfred University: March 11 - March 17

Argosy University: Break depends on the course of study.

Art Institute of Portland: March 25 - March 31

Austin College: March 11 - March 17 

Ave Maria University: April 18 - April 22

Baylor University: March 9 - March 19

Blue Mountain Community College: March 25 - April 1

Brigham Young University Hawaii: April 22 - April 28

Broward College: March 2 - March 10

California State University: March 23 - March 31

Canisius College: March 16 - March 24

Central Oregon Community College: March 25- March 31

Central Washington University: March 16 - March 24

Chaminade University of Honolulu: March 25 - March 29

Chemeketa Community College: March 24 - April 1

Chapman University: March 16 - March 24

City University of Seattle: Quarter system with no break

Clackamas Community College: March 18 - March 23

Clarkson University: March 16 - March 24

Clatsop Community College: March 25 - March 29

Colgate University: March 9 - March 17

College of Central Florida: March 18 - March 24

College of Mount Saint Vincent: March 9 - March 17

Columbia Gorge Community College: March 25 - March 29

Columbia University: March 16 - March 24

Concordia University (Portland): March 25 - March 29

Corban University: March 25 - March 29

Cornell University: March 30 - April 7

DeVry University: March 30 - April 7

Eastern Oregon University: March 25 - March 31

Eastern Washington University: March 23 - March 31

Eckerd College: March 16 - March 24

Elmira College: March 31 - March 21

Evergreen State College: March 23 - March 31

Farmingdale State College: March 18 - March 23

Florida Atlantic University: March 2 to March 10

Florida College: March 11 - March 15

Florida Gulf Coast University: March 2 to March 10

Florida Southern College: March 4 - March 8

Florida State University: March 9 - March 17

Fordham University: March 16 - March 24

Fresno Pacific University: March 4 - March 8

George Fox University: March 25 - March 29

Gonzaga University: March 11 - March 15

Gulf Coast State College: March 18 - March 24

Gutenberg College: March 23 - March 31

Hamilton College: March 16 - March 24

Hawaii Community College: March 18 - March 22

Hawaii Pacific University: March 4 - March 10

Hawaii Tokai International College: March 23 - April 3 (some programs)

Heritage University, Toppenish: March 4 - March 8

Hofstra University: March 16 - March 24

Honolulu Community College: March 18 - March 22

Humphreys College: March 16 - March 31

Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: April 20 - May 5

Iona College: March 16 - March 24

Ithaca College: March 9 - March 17

Kapiolani Community College: March 18 - March 22

Klamath Community College: March 25 - March 29

Kauai Community College: March 18 - March 22

La Sierra University: March 22 - March 29

Lane Community College: March 24 - March 31

Le Moyne College: March 8 - March 15

Leeward Community College: March 18 - March 22

Lewis & Clark College: March 23 - March 31

Life Pacific College: March 25 - March 29

Linfield College: March 25 - March 29

Linn-Benton Community College: March 24 - March 31

Long Island University: March 9 - March 17

Loyola Marymount University: March 2 - March 10

Manhattan College: March 9 - March 17

Marist College: March 16 - March 24

Marylhurst University: Permanently Closed

Matteo Ricci College: April 19 - April 22

Menlo College: March 2 - March 10

Midwestern State University: February 23 - March 3

Mills College: March 25 - March 29 

Mount Angel Seminary: April 10 - April 22

Mount Hood Community College: March 23 - March 31

Mount Saint Mary's College: March 2 - March 10

Multnomah University: March 23 - March 31

National College of Natural Medicine: March 31 - April 7

New Hope Christian College: April 17

New York University: March 16 - March 24

Niagara University: March 9 - March 17

Northeastern University, Seattle: March 2 - March 10

Northwest Christian University: March 25 - March 29

Northwest University, Kirkland: March 11 - March 15

Northwood University: March 9 - March 17

Nova Southeastern University: March 2 - March 10

Occidental College: March 11 - March 15

Oregon Coast Community College: March 25 - March 29

Oregon Institute of Technology: March 23 - March 31

Oregon State University: March 23 - March 31

Pace University: March 2 - March 10

Pacific Lutheran University: March 25 - March 29

Pacific Northwest College of Art: March 25 - March 29

Pacific Oaks College: Not Available

Pacific Union College: March 22 - March 31 (Quarter System)

Pacific University: March 25 - March 29

Pioneer Pacific College: Not Available

Pepperdine University: February 25 - March 1

Pinchot University (Now Pacific Graduate School): March 25 - March 31

Polytechnic Institute of New York University: March 18 - March 24

Portland Community College: March 23 - March 31

Portland State University: March 24 to March 31

Purchase College: March 30 - April 7

Reed College: March 23 - March 31

Remington College: Not Available

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: March 2 - March 10

Rice University: March 9 - March 17

Rogue Community College: March 25 - March 29

Rollins College: March 9 - March 17

Saint Bonaventure University: March 2 - March 10

Saint Edward's University: March 16 - March 22

Saint John's University: February 16 - February 24

Saint Mary's College of California: April 13 - April 22

Saint Petersburg College: March 10 - March 17

Saint Thomas Aquinas College: March 9 - March 17

Saint Thomas University: March 25 - March 31

Sam Houston State University: March 9 - March 17

Santa Clara University: March 25 - March 29

Seattle Bible College: March 16 - March 22

Seattle Pacific University: March 16 - March 24

Seattle University: March 23 - March 31

Siena College: March 2 - March 10

Simpson University: March 25 - March 29

Skidmore College: March 9 - March 17

Southern Methodist University: March 9 - March 17

Southern Oregon University: March 23 - March 31

Southeastern University: March 4 - March 10

Southwestern Oregon Community College: March 25 - March 29

Southwestern University: March 18 - March 22

St. Martin's University, Lacey: March 11 - March 15

Stanford University: March 23 - March 31

Stephen F. Austin State University: March 16 - March 24

Stetson University: March 11 - 17

Suny College at Geneseo/Oswego/Cortland/New Paltz/Plattsburgh: March 16 - March 24

Syracuse University: March 9 - March 17

Texas A&M University: March 9 - March 17

Texas Christian University: March 9 - March 17

Texas Southern University: March 11 - March 17

Texas State University: March 16 - March 24

Trinity University: March 9 - March 17

Union College: March 23 - March 31

University at Albany: March 16 - March 22

University at Buffalo: March 18 - March 23

University of Rochester: March 9 - March 17 

University of California-Berkeley: March 23 - March 31

University of Central Florida: March 9 - March 17

University of Florida: March 2 - March 10

University of Hawaii at Hilo:

University of Hawaii at Manoa: March 18 - March 22

University of Hawaii-West Oahu: March 18 - March 22

University of Hawaii Maui College: March 18 - March 22

University of Houston: March 9 - March 17

University of Miami: March 9 - March 17

University of North Florida: March 16 - March 24

University of North Texas: March 9 - March 17

University of the Pacific: March 11 - March 15

University of Redlands: March 4 - March 8

University of Puget Sound: March 18 - March 22

University of San Diego: March 4 - March 8

University of San Francisco: March 9 - March 17

University of Southern California: March 9 - March 17

University of South Florida: March 9 - March 17

University of Tampa: March 9 - March 17

University of Texas at Austin: March 16 - March 24

University of Washington: March 23 - March 31

University of West Florida: March 11 - March 15 

Utica College: March 9 - March 17

Vassar College: March 9 - March 17

Wagner College: March 2 - March 10

Walla Walla University: March 21 - March 31

Washington State University: March 16 - March 24

Western Washington University: March 24 - April 1

Whitman College: March 11 - March 22

Whittier College: March 18 - March 22

Whitworth University: March 25 - March 29

William Jessup University: March 15 - March 21

Windward Community College: March 18 - March 22

Where to Go and What to Do for Spring Break

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