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Breaks and Vacation Information

Breaks and Vacation Information

During fall and spring breaks, all students that wish to remain on-campus must register to stay beforehand on the Residential and Commuter Life (RCL) website.  During winter and summer break, all on-campus residence halls will be closed, and students must make alternative arrangements during that time. You can research the dates for these breaks on the academic calendar webpage.  Many students choose to visit their families in their home country, family and friends in the United States, or travel.  You are responsible for making your own arrangements for these times and for making sure that you keep all your travel documents with you.


Travel Information for Breaks

The Office of International Affairs will provide free transportation to and from Richmond International Airport (RIC) for spring, winter and summer breaks, and will drop students off in Richmond at the Amtrak or bus stations that are on the route to the airport. Information that can help you get started with travel plans is below. Remember that you have a 30-day grace period after the end date listed on DS-2019 (or 60 days if you have an I-20) during which you may travel in the United States on your student visa.

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Below are some suggestions of places to look for flights, trains, and buses to get you to your destination.
  • Kayak.com - website where you can research and purchase flights and make hotel reservations
  • Greyhound Bus - bus stop in Farmville at the gas station on the corner of Third and South Street
  • Amtrak - passenger rail service

Do you need a ride out of Farmville during break and are unable to take the shuttle? Try these transportation services...

Virginia Airlink

Virginia Airlink provides transportation to or from Longwood, Richmond International Airport, or the bus and train stations. Book at least 12 hours in advance online or by phone. For last minute transportation, call to check for availability.

Website: http://virginiaairlink.com/shuttle/
E-mail: virginia.airlink@gmail.com
Phone: (804) 372-7433

Discounted rates for students: 
1 student           $120.00 ($160 regular rate)
2 students         $80.00 ea.
3 students         $60.00 ea.
4 or 5 students  $40.00 ea. 

Taxi Information

Pay by cash or credit card

  • Public Cab Inc.
    Phone: (804) 248-0021

Pay by cash only

  • Metro Taxicab
    Phone: (804) 353-5000
  • Yellow Cab
    Phone: (804) 222-7300