Alternative College Thanksgiving Break
Are you stuck in the dorms over college Thanksgiving break and wondering how to spend it?
Though traditionally, Thanksgiving is a holiday spent with family, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun or memorable celebration on your college campus!
The top 4 ways to spend your college Thanksgiving break away from home are:
1. Throw a Dinner Party
Do you know other students who are spending college Thanksgiving break in the dorms? Get together! Assign each person to make his or her favorite home-cooked dish and decide on a kitchen or common room to have dinner in.
Get together to decorate the room with yellow and orange Christmas lights, or make “Hand Turkeys” with finger-paint and construction paper. You’ll enjoy the festive spirit of your college Thanksgiving break in the company of friends and work up an appetite for a delicious Thanksgiving feast!
Some easy-to-prepare Thanksgiving dishes are:
- Roast Turkey
- Stuffing (Boxed)
- Cranberry Sauce (Canned)
- Mashed Potatoes
- Gravy (Canned)
2. Explore the City
Are you new to your college town? College Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to explore it! Even if you’ve lived in your dorms for several months, you probably haven’t ventured very far from campus.
To start, pick up a travel booklet in your local bookstore. Are there museums you’ve yet to visit? Landmarks you’ve yet to see? Get acquainted with your new neighborhood over college Thanksgiving break.
3. Study for Finals
College Thanksgiving break falls almost immediately before college finals. If you spend all your days off lounging around eating turkey, you’ll be swamped with papers and forced to cram for your upcoming exams in December.
Why not use your college Thanksgiving break to begin your studies? That way, when all your friends are stressed and cramming away after college Thanksgiving break, you’ll be breathing easily.
4. Enjoy a Night on the Town
Get some friends together and go out on the town over your college Thanksgiving break.
Thanksgiving Eve is a very popular “party night” for local nightclubs and bars. They often host special events such as themed parties, live entertainment and discounted admission.
Most venues (especially in college towns) host 18+ events so check the web or your local newspaper for local listings and details.
College Thanksgiving break in the dorms can be just as fun, festive and delicious as it is at home. Don’t stay cooped up in your room all alone feeling homesick! With a little creativity and an open mind, you might just have the best college Thanksgiving break yet!