Bring Back Spring Break 2021

Bring Back Spring Break 2021

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SUNY Students started this petition to SUNY Oneonta and

Yesterday, students at SUNY Oneonta learned that our spring break for next semester has been cancelled and replaced with four "Personal Wellness Days", each about a month apart. As students, we understand the concern that SUCO has when it comes to students traveling and gathering during what would be a normal week off. Many countries have restrictions on travel from the U.S., and the student body as a whole is aware of the risks associated with having a 'normal' spring break. 

However, online classes have been mentally and physically bearing on all students. While it seems that the plan is to offer more in person classes next semester, the majority of students will be stuck behind their computers for another semester. Students are burnt out as we cross the halfway point in this semester. Our mental health is suffering, and we need a break. A few "personal wellness days" scattered through the semester will not offer us time to breathe. We need an extended period of time away from our computers to rehabilitate and recover from the stress, anxiety, and depression that comes with online classes.

I also want to acknowledge that students are extremely thankful for how the Acting President Dennis Craig has been handling everything since he came to SUNY Oneonta. He has asked for our feedback, so I hope that this petition will ring loudly and help him and the rest of the team realize that as students being forced to battle through the struggle of online education, we need a week long break in March. Anyone signing this petition is doing so with the intent to stay safe during this break.

Thank you.

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