1972: Subterranean Spring Break

This week’s Saturday re-run. Funny story: not long after I first published this post I came across a solicitation for articles from the UAF alumni office – they’re coming up on an important milestone for the Wood Student Center and were looking for observations and memories of the building over the last fifty years. I sent them a copy of this…and never heard back.

David R. Deitrick, Designer

There are very few times when the words “Alaska” and “spring break” appear in the same sentence, but the University of Alaska does indeed have a spring break. At least it did when I was a student at The University of Alaska (This was when there was only one university and several community colleges). We got two days off in March, which coupled with the regular weekend gave us a four day spring break. The problem was there was no place to go and as it was a holiday there was no food service. You’d think that we’d have been starved into docile inactivity during that week but as you will see it was one of the most exciting weeks I spent on campus that year.

There was another major drawback to spring break: as a high school student my Best Friend still had to go to school – and keep weekday…

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