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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