What are the "Mind, Body, Spirit" days?
SUNY has mandated that spring break be canceled on all SUNY campuses, and that any days off during the semester must fall on midweek days, as part of the system-wide effort to discourage unnecessary travel during the pandemic.
To provide students with five days off from classes that they would have received during spring break, New Paltz will end the semester two days earlier and has scheduled three individual “Mind, Body, Spirit” days that will be distributed as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 23
- Wednesday, March 24
- Thursday, April 15
There will be no classes of any modality on these dates.
The Mind, Body, Spirit days are intended to allow students to rest and recharge for the remainder of the semester. For that reason, the College is encouraging faculty to plan test and assignment due dates so they do not fall immediately after the Mind, Body, Spirit days, to reduce pressure on students to spend these days working or studying.