College students across the country will be enjoying some well-earned time off this week.
Thanksgiving break looks different for every student. Some will travel home to big family dinners, some will host dorm-room feasts and some will endure horrific traffic jams, flight delays and layovers. For some students, this will be the first Thanksgiving they spend away from their families.
But before you hole up by yourself in your dorm room or have a crisis about being away from home, take a deep breath. No matter the circumstances, everyone can use their time off to grow and connect with the people in their lives.
Here are seven things every college student should do over Thanksgiving break: