It’s that time of year again, when parents of new students begin to think about the transition to college. Al Friedman, parent of Sam 06F and Rachel F09, compiled lots of advice from his and his kids’ experiences and from other families who’ve contributed to this discussion before. This week, comments on housing/move-in are posted below. Additional information from the College is italicized.
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It is almost time for Thanksgiving, so here is some info about what is happening on campus!
All campus offices close Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon and reopen Monday, Dec.1 at 8:30 a.m.
The post office window is closed these same days, but the mail room will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. if you need to check your box.
The dining commons serves its last meal Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon (lunch) and reopens Sunday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. for dinner. The Bridge Cafe will serve its last meal Friday, Nov. 21(dinner) and will also reopen on Monday, Dec. 1 for breakfast.
The Hampstore closes Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. and reopens Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.
The PVTA will not be running on Thanksgiving Day, and service is very limited on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29. Please consult the transit calendar if you are planning to ride the bus.
The houses are open. You can stay on campus over the break, though most people will leave. As always, area staff will be on call in case of any urgent situations, and they can be reached through the switchboard at 413.549.4600.
Campus police are always available, 24/7, 365 days a year. You can reach them at 413.559.5424 for non-urgent calls, or 413.559.5555 (x1911 from on campus) in EMERGENCY situations.
Atkins Farms is in walking distance of campus if you are here, don’t have a car, and need to get food. Atkins is open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to noon.