By Lauren Juliff
Student Travel Expert, about.com
Spring Break is one of our favorite times of the year. If you want to know when Spring Break 2016 takes place in California, we've got the answers for you.
Whether you want to head to California for your Spring Break and want to check when the locals will be out in full force, avoid it like the plague because you're going to be visiting California in the spring and want a restful vacation, or go to college in California and want to find out your Spring Break dates, we have all you need right here.
In 2016, the majority of Californian colleges have Spring Break throughout March, much like most other places in the United States. A few colleges have their time off in late-February and a few in early-April. Be sure to cross-reference with your college calendars if you're looking for specific dates for a college rather than a ballpark. Dates can and do change, but for the most part, these dates will be correct.
Here's when Spring Break is in 2016 for California schools:
California State University: 16 March - 20 March
Chapman University: 2nd March - 6th March
Concordia University: 6 March - 13 March
Fresno Pacific University: 6 March - 13 March
Humphreys College: 20 March - 27 March
La Sierra University: 20 March - 27 March
Life Pacific College: 20 March - 27 March
Loyola Marymount University: 26th March - 5th April
Menlo College: 4th March - 11th March
Mills College: 18th March - 25th March
Mount Saint Mary's College: 28 February - 8 March
Occidental College: 6 March - 13 March
Pacific Oaks College: 27 February - 7 March
Pacific Union College: 18th March - 1st April
Pepperdine University : 27 February - 7 March
Saint Mary's College of California: 18th March - 25th March
Santa Clara University: 28th March - 25th March
Simpson University: 20 March - 3 April
Stanford University: 20 March - 27 March
University of California-Berkeley: 20 March - 27 March
University of Redlands: 20 February - 28 February
University of San Diego: 6 March - 13 March
University of San Francisco: 13 March - 20 March
University of Southern California: 13 March - 20 March
University of the Pacific: 6 March - 13 March
Whittier College: 11th March - 18th March
William Jessup University: 26th February - 7th March
Now that you're aware of your Spring Break dates, it's time to start planning what to do with them. 2016 promises to be a wild year for students, with party destinations throwing some of the biggest parties on record, and budget destinations reducing their prices like never before. We've got a few handy guides to help you out if you're stuck on where to go and what to do.
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