When is Spring Break in Florida? Dates for 2017

Dates and Information for Spring Break 2017 in Florida

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Spring break is fast approaching, so it's time for our annual roundup of all the dates you'll need to know if you're living in Floria. Make sure to keep reading down to the bottom to check out our ultimate guide of tips, tricks, and travel suggestions, too!

Whether you want to head to Florida for your spring break and want to check when the locals will be out in full force, want to avoid spring break like the plague because you'll be visiting Florida in the spring and want a restful vacation, or if you go to college in Florida and want to find out your Spring Break dates, we have all you need to know about when its being held.

In 2017, the majority of Floridian colleges have spring break throughout February and March, which is slightly earlier than most other colleges in the United States. Be sure to cross-reference with your college calendars if you're looking for specific dates for a college rather than a ballpark. Dates can and do change, but for the most part, these are correct, and will continue to be updated in the run-up to the parties.

Here's when spring break is in 2017 for Florida colleges.


Ave Maria University: 27 February - 6 March

Broward College: 7 March - 13 March

Chipola College: 20 March - 24 March

College of Central Florida: 7 March - 12 March

Daytona State College: 13 March - 17 March 

Eastern Florida State College: 10 April - 16 April

Eckerd College: 25 March - 3 April

Florida Atlantic University: 6 March - 12 March

Florida College: 13 March - 17 March

Florida Gateway College: 10 March - 17 March

Florida Gulf Coast University: 6 March - 11 March

Florida International University: 13 March - 18 March 

Florida Keys Community College: 20 March - 26 March

Florida Southern College: 7 March - 11 March

Florida Southwestern State College: 6 March - 12 March

Florida State College at Jacksonville: 20 March - 26 March

Florida State University: 9 March - 13 March

Gulf Coast State College: 7 March - 12 March

Hillsborough Community College: 13 March - 19 March

Indian River State College: 13 March - 17 March

Lake Sumter State College: 12 March - 19 March 

Miami Dade College: 14 April - 16 April

New College of Florida: 27 March - 1 April

North Florida Community College: 12 March - 17 March

Northwest Florida College: 13 March - 19 March

Nova Southeastern University: 29 February - 6 March

Palm Beach State College: 6 March - 12 March

Pasco-Hernando Community College: 6 March - 12 March

Pensacola State College: 20 March - 26 March

Polk State College: 20 March - 26 March

Rollins College: 11 March - 19 March

Saint Petersburg College: 5 March - 12 March

Saint Thomas University: 20 March - 27 March

Santa Fe College: 6 March - 10 March

Seminole State College: 5 March - 11 March

South Florida State College: 13 March - 19 March

Southeastern University: 29 February - 4 March

St Johns River State College: 20 March - 24 March

St Petersburg College: 5 March - 12 March 

State College of Florida: 6 March - 10 March 

Stetson University: 29 February - 4 March

Tallahassee College: 13 March - 17 March

University of Central Florida: 5 March - 12 March

University of Florida: 4 March - 11 March

University of Miami: 11 March - 19 March

University of North Florida: 20 March - 26 March

University of South Florida: 13 March - 18 March

University of Tampa: 8 March - 15 March

University of West Florida: 13 March - 17 March 

Valencia College: 13 March - 19 March


Now that you're aware of your spring break dates, it's time to start planning what to do with them. 2017 promises to be a wild year for students, with party destinations throwing some of the biggest parties on record, and budget destinations reducing their prices like never before (I'm looking at you, Las Vegas). We've got a few handy guides to help you out if you're stuck on where to go and what to do. Last of all, enjoy yourself! 

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