Winter break can sometimes be overlooked in college, but in reality, it’s one of the most exciting times of the year for students! You’ve made it through the first semester of the year, conquered final exams, and finished up a successful period of college. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now, you get a few weeks to catch your breath, relax, and de-stress! Not to mention, you get a chance to go back home, spend time with family, catch up with friends, and enjoy the holidays! What’s not to love?

Winter break typically starts around the week before Christmas and ends in the first or second week of the new year. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some time in between classes, have some winter fun, and gear up for a busy second semester!

It can be tempting to spend all of winter break binging TV shows on the couch – and, full disclosure, we won’t blame you. You do you! No judgement here. But if you want to make the most of your time off, we’ve got everything you need to do just that here!

You’ll find all of our articles to help you plan the ultimate winter break here. Whether you’re enjoying time at home or are looking to sneak in a winter trip, we’ve got you covered. Find our best tips for making the most of your winter break, ideas for fun activities, and the best winter break destinations. Check out the articles below to get started. Happy winter break!