Q: When does winter break begin?
A: The optimistically named “Winter break” officially starts Dec. 21 and ends on Jan. 21. But when you should leave and when you should return should be decided after you consult with your various professors, especially your Master’s Project/Thesis advisers.
Please note that “Lucille’s Ball,” the annual SPJ holiday party and faculty roast is on Thursday, Dec. 13 - you will want to stay AT LEAST through that.
Typically, students tend to leave the week following the party and return in the first few days after the New Year, so they can work on their Master’s Projects/Theses. Just FYI, I am encouraging my MP students to be back no later than the 4th.
You can find the academic and DOS calendar by going to http://snurl.com/columbiacalendar