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When is Spring Break in California?

By Lauren Juliff
Student Travel Expert,

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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The Cheapest Spring Break Destinations - Tightening the purse strings in 2015? Our list of cheap Spring Break destinations will ensure you get your travel fix while saving lots of money.

10 Hottest Spring Break Destinations - Spring Break is all about the partying and here are some of our favorites. Whether it's hitting Cancun or heading further afield, this list promises you one of the best weeks of your life.


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