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Give Me a Break!

young woman with long brown hair smiling at camera. She is wearing a bright pink t-shirt and a dark blue jacket with glass studs on the shoulder. She has a hearing aid in her right ear and is standing outside on an over cast day with greenery in the background. The words on the image say Jean Hauff, Self-Advocacy Online, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

Fall Break is a week-long vacation from school, college, or work that takes place during the fall season. It's a great time for students, families, and college-goers to spend some quality time together. Some people choose to visit their family, spend time with their pets, or simply hang out with their friends. It is the perfect time to explore new places, try out new activities, and create lasting memories.

During my break this fall, I went to see my family and my cat.

This time away helped me to do my homework for my college classes.

A stylized drawing of a viking in blues and yellows.

Other college students have used this time to de-stress and rejuvenate, so they can return to their daily routines with renewed focus and energy. It is a time to prepare for the rest of the semester and set goals for accomplishing everything that needs to be done by the end of the term. College is about more than just classes, of course, so I like to think about social goals, too.

Before the semester ends, I’m challenging myself to be successful and be on time for class.

And remember, go Vikings!