Spring Break in Oregon: Dates for 2020

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Spring break is traditionally a time to let loose and party hard on sandy beaches with a beer in hand. But if you want to stick closer to campus, Oregon and its mountains, rivers, and forests also offer adventures to be had. You can also choose an alternative spring break and volunteer your time to noteworthy causes. Popular spring break dates for Oregon colleges revolve around March 23 to March 31, but you should cross-reference with official college calendars as scheduling can change.

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor in Oregon
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Blue Mountain Community College: March 27-29, 2020

Central Oregon Community College: March 23–March 29, 2020

Chemeketa Community CollegeMarch 23–March 27, 2020

Clackamas Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Clatsop Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Columbia Gorge Community College: March 23–March 30, 2020

Concordia University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Corban University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Eastern Oregon UniversityMarch 23–March 27, 2020

George Fox University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Gutenberg College: March 21–March 29, 2020

Klamath Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Lane Community College: March 22–March 29, 2020

Lewis & Clark College: March 21–March 29, 2020

Linfield College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Linn-Benton Community College: March 21–March 29, 2020

Mount Angel Seminary: April 1–April 13, 2020

Mount Hood Community College: March 23–March 29, 2020

Multnomah University: March 25–March 29, 2020

National College of Natural Medicine: March 29–April 5, 2020

New Hope Christian College: March 14–March 22, 2020

Northwest Christian University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Oregon Coast Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Oregon Institute of Technology: March 23–March 27, 2020

Oregon State University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Pacific Northwest College of Art: March 23–March 27, 2020

Pacific University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Portland Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Portland State University: March 23–March 27, 2020

Reed College: March 21–March 29, 2020

Rogue Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

Southern Oregon University: March 21–March 29, 2020

Southwestern Oregon Community College: March 23–March 27, 2020

University of Oregon (main campus): March 21–March 29, 2020

Beach in Mazatlan
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Where to Go for Spring Break

Now that you've got your spring break dates, it's time to start planning what to do with them. This year promises to be a wild one for students, with party destinations throwing some huge events, and budget destinations reducing their prices.

If you don't have a passport, there are plenty of spring break destinations within the U.S. and its territories. There is a range of options, whether you're looking to party hard, save some money, give back to a community, or hit the ski slopes.

For parties, consider visiting South Padre Island in Texas or South Beach in Miami—neither requires a passport, of course. You can also head to lively cities like New Orleans or Nashville. For a tropical beach scene, head to Puerto Rico, which you can visit without a passport, too.

You could choose an alternative spring break trip if you're looking to use your time for good. Why not use your valuable spring break time to give back to a community? Volunteering is a great way to spend your week off. Check to see if your university offers program or work with a third-party vendor. Just keep in mind that not all voluntourism is actually helpful. Volunteering at an orphanage abroad, for instance, often perpetuates scams that see children separated from their living parents. Volunteering at a local animal shelter is also an easy, affordable, and ethical option. do some research to ensure your program is an ethical one.

If you're tightening the purse strings in 2019, cheap spring break destinations will ensure you get your travel fix while saving a ton of money in the process. Saving money on spring break doesn't mean you won't be able to have a great time! Look for great deals at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico or the Caribbean, or head north to Montreal, where the party scene is strong—as is the U.S. dollar.

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