Hey friends!

While a lot of your time at Haverford will be focused on school and extracurriculars, a good chunk of it will be spent on break (hell yeah). Whether you’re driving or getting a bus/plane ticket home, it’s helpful to keep in mind the dates and logistics for school breaks.

Fall Break

10/11 – 10/21

Fall Break begins Friday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m. and ends Monday, October 21st at 8:30 a.m. You have the option to register to stay on campus; all residence halls will remain open. In previous years, the Dining Center has closed on Friday at 2:00 p.m., but there are talks about it staying open for Fall/Spring break, so stay posted! If not, it will reopen Sunday the 20th at 5:00 p.m. The VCAM kitchen will be open and pantry goods will be available in the OAR kitchen. The Coop will remain open over break Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you’re planning on returning home, there are airport shuttle runs on Friday from Stokes at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at $12 per person.

Keep in mind that Health Services will be closed Friday at 4:00 p.m. and will reopen Monday at 9:00 a.m. In the event of an emergency, call Campus Safety (they’ll remain open 24/7) and they will transport you to Bryn Mawr Hospital. CAPS will be closed over break as well, but students can still reach the on-call counselor at Campus Safety. Campus Safety also has a lock box where you can store valuable articles.

Thanksgiving Break

11/27 – 12/2

Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 27th at 4:00 p.m. and ends Monday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. The residence halls will remain open. Similar to Fall Break, the DC, Coop, and Health Services will close Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. There isn’t any transportation offered, so I recommend carpools if you’re headed to the airport!

Winter Break

12/20 – 1/21

Winter Break will be from December 20th to January 21st (a nice looong break). Remember to take everything you need! Campus is officially closed, so residence halls will be locked. The Coops will close at 1:00 p.m., the Dining Center will close at 2:00 p.m., and Health Services will close at 4:00 p.m. Campus Safety will remain open 24/7. Airport runs will still be available at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. for $12 per person.

Spring Break

3/6 – 3/16

Spring Break will be from March 6th to the 16th, and the notices are identical to Fall Break. Once again, the Dining Center has previously been closed for Spring Break, but might be open this year!

Summer Closing


All Haverford services and residence halls close on the 15st of May, but you have the option to rent space in HCA to stay over the summer! It’s super convenient if you work or do research on campus (like our positions at the Office of Res Life!!).

There you have it! A brief overview of what you can expect from the 2019-2020 breaks. As always, let us know if you have any questions at