The time of rest from studying at the University – a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, to travel on cities of USA and abroad. Information about when will the vacations of students in 2020-2021 year and on what basis they are established will help to plan the future time. Yesterday’s students have to get used to, that spring or autumn holiday will no longer be only winter and summer vacations.
There are certain conditions approved by the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation, which must be followed when scheduling vacation in the educational institutions of the country, including students. Their duration is governed by the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation No. 301 “About approval of the Procedure of organization and implementation of educational activity on educational programs of higher education – undergraduate, specialty programs, master’s degree programs” from 5.04.2017. According to the document the Ministry of education, the duration of the rest time depends on the duration of study can be:
- within 7-10 weeks for training lasting longer than 39 weeks;
- within 3-7 weeks for study duration of 12 to 39 weeks;
- up to 2 weeks for training for up to 12 weeks.
Thus, for most students studying full-time or part-time form of training, vacation in the 2020-2021 year will lasts 7-10 weeks, of which at least two weeks must have for the winter.
Note! The specified duration of vacation periods is calculated without taking into account public holidays which should also not carried out any educational activity.
Each school establishes and approves its schedule of educational process, where distributed periods of study and rest so that they corresponded to the established norms. As a rule, the academic year consists of two semesters, each of which ends in session (winter and summer) and holidays. For those who did not successfully pass the session the first time and you want to pull the “tails” have to do it at the expense of the duration of the vacation. The University management determines the timing for repeating debt. This period may occur in January (after the winter session), as well as the first couple of weeks of September.
For students winter break is the only break during the 2020-2021 year. They do not have a strictly defined framework and may be different for students of different educational institutions. Dates and duration are set by the user individually. Common to all remains of the winter session, which usually starts in late December and lasts up to 2-3 weeks depending on the curriculum. And the schedule of the winter session and the holidays may be different even for different faculties of one University.
Delivered on time tests and exams – ability to go on a deserved vacation for at least 2 weeks, usually from mid or end of January. In many Universities the winter holidays will fall in the period from January 25 till February 7-9, 2021. Some schools say the session until the New year to combine the student’s break with traditional winter holidays. The students in this case will get the opportunity to relax up to three weeks. In addition, many nonresident students taking admission for early exams to go on vacation to my hometown for a whole month. In this case, they will rest for longer deadlines.
Note! All educational institutions work in accordance with the production calendar, which dates from 1 to 8 January were approved as non-working. Regardless of the session schedule and the success of the exams, these days the students, like all residents of the USA, get the legal rest. It is likely that in 2021 all USAне will rest until January 12.
Summer vacation students in 2021 will also start differently. Traditional option – surrender in June of the summer session, and July to September begins a long-awaited time of rest from school. These terms apply only to freshmen. Depending on the University and the profession already after 2-3 courses added practice in July or August with a duration of 2-4 weeks. New year of study in most cases starts on the 1st of September, but the academic Council educational institutions are allowed to set additional terms of the beginning of the study, shifting them to no more than 2 months.
We should also highlight Universities with special systems for periods of study and rest. For example, in some cases, the summer session could take place in may, and practice in parallel with studies in September. Thus, the holidays lasts for three months.
All the dates of the beginning and end of holidays for students in year 2020-2021 approximate and will be adjusted by each University individually. The exact information about periods of study and recreation are always available at the Dean’s office or on the website of the educational institution.