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What percent of professors continue coming to university during winter break?


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You always ask these impossible-to-answer general questions. If you're worried about discussing LORs with your professors, why don't you just ask them if they will be around over the break? I don't really see how it would help you to know what my professors are doing ... but in case it does, most of them will be away for a short time during Christmas and then will be back in January.

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You always ask these impossible-to-answer general questions.

Agreed.

IMO, you'd better serve your interests if you were to focus on the elements of the application process that you can impact positively.

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Agreed.

IMO, you'd better serve your interests if you were to focus on the elements of the application process that you can impact positively.

Not only this, but you rarely post again once you start the thread. It's quite frustrating.

For my school, the professors are officially off Dec 23rd to Jan 2nd. Most of them will be in and out during that time, however. We're a research heavy school though- primarily undergraduate institutions or SLACS might have faculty that take much longer breaks between semesters.

Other than that, I agree with Fuzzylogician. If you're asking because you're wondering about your letter writers, then ask your letter writers- not people from other schools of all different types across the US.

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Honestly, it doesn't matter whether they come to the university or not. What's it going to do, get them to write your letter faster? For all you know, that prof does his/her work from a home office 90% of the time anyway.

FWIW, my university turns off the heat during one week of the three week winter break. So, I doubt people go to campus much then, though I know plenty of grad students that do because it's quiet. You likely wouldn't know we're there because we're in our offices with the doors closed.

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