Marking the beginning of the end of the spring semester, spring break provided a much-needed holiday for students.
Many students opted to head out of town, scheduling flights and planning road trips to far-off destinations. Some visited family and friends while others left town with the intent to party.
Sarah Hogan, a junior hotel and restaurant management major, spent her time relaxing by the pool at her family’s new home in Miami.
Some students chose to stay in the state and trekked to Austin for South by Southwest, a week-long music, film and interactive festival.
For those that couldn’t leave town due to work or lack of funds, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offered discounted admission and extended carnival hours.
Alternative spring break was another option some students decided on. Psychology senior Sasha Gelman spent her break in Argentina volunteering with The Baby Help Center through Houston Hillel.
Still other students spent their spring break working to pay the rent or studying to ace exams and papers that are waiting for them upon their return.
Spring break is a welcome distraction, but it will be difficult for students to focus on their work knowing there are only 31 days of school remaining.