Thursday, 01 October 2009
Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009
Though Bacone normally has two days off for Fall
Break, this year students and faculty have a full week, from Oct. 5-9.
Vice President and Dean of Faculty Dr. Robert K. Brown said
the extension is for “logistical symmetry”.
There was a need to coordinate adult education courses with
the main campus schedule, Brown explained.
All dorms closed at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 and reopen at 12
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, according to flyers posted throughout campus.
Director of Student Services Dustin Hopkins encourages students
to go home.
“They need to have a breather before completing the rest of
the semester,” he said, “and the extended Fall Break gives them the chance to
see family and enjoy getting some rest.”
Freshman Ethan Nipps is taking advantage of the lengthy break.
“I’m going home. It is only 45 minutes away,” said Nipps.
“Everyone that I know is getting out of here by going home or staying with
For sophomore Miguel Velasquez, home is far but worth the
“I’m going to Ohio,” he said. “It is between 15 and 23 hours
away because I am taking a bus.”
According to Velasquez, flying is expensive, so he opted for
a bus ride.
With several Bacone sports in season, some athletes have to
stay during Fall Break.
“I play soccer,” said sophomore Crystal Trujillo, exercise
science major. “There is a small break to where I could go home, but I’m from
California, and the trip isn’t worth the cost.”
Athletic Director Alan Foster confirmed that football, men’s
and women’s soccer, and volleyball will remain on campus due to games and
Denise Wilcox, director of housing, said all football
players live in Posey Hall, and women’s soccer, volleyball, and women’s
basketball live in McCoy Hall, so those two dorms will remain open only for
However, Wilcox said staying on campus is an option for
“If there is any student that cannot go home, due to
distance and/or cost, they need to come down to housing and register to stay in
the Conference Center,” said Wilcox.
A nine-day stay at the Conference Center is $150 and
includes double occupancy.
Fall Break flyers tell students that rooms are limited and
payment is made at Student Accounts or through arrangements with Financial Aid.
While students and faculty vacate campus next week, administrative
offices remain open, according to Executive Assistant to the President Marcia
During Fall Break, the dining hall will serve students brunch and dinner for those approved through residential housing to remain on campus, said Wilcox.
For more information, contact Wilcox at 918.781.7215.