My high school had two semesters and four quarters so each half of the semester was clearly marked with a grade and a finals week that signified the end of sections. This lead to a more enjoyable break without extensive homework to do as new content was beginning after break ended! However at UPS and most colleges I believe, there are no two quarters within a semester, all the work and learning leads to a semester grade and midterms is a very real busy week but often vary in intensity and actual timing due to various types of assignments.
Beyond that with graduation and the end of the year imminent, there are so many events and extracurriculars that all students are participating in and attending. Of course spring is also the best season!! Senior and junior performances, thesis presentations, national subject conferences, and much much more!
Here’s a small snippet of the weekend plans that are coming up this last few weeks before graduation!*
April 1st: Largest home track meet, Puget Sound Decision Day, Phi Sigma (STEM) Research Symposium, (for me) Theta Formal, Senior Theatre Festival (STF) Performances
April 8th: Parents Weekend: Luau, STF, Opera Performance
April 15th: Sigma Chi Derby Days Philanthropy, RDG Performances, STF, Underground Sound Concert, Garden Level Concert; Easter; Pesach
April 22nd: Jacobsen Series Performance, STF, ASUPS Lectures w/ Janaya Khan
April 29th: Relay for Life, Tacoma Bike Swap,
Mary 6th: READING PERIOD
May 14th: COMMENCEMENT
*These are all events I’m aware of! Not including club activities, other greek life philanthropies and formals, etc.