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Special winter break hours designed to help students

Winter Break Special HoursStudents, don’t panic. If you are trying to register for classes, see an advisor or apply for financial aid before winter break starts next week, you have options.

While Palm Beach State College is closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 2, the Student Services department on the Lake Worth campus will be open four days during the break to help students get ready for the 2017 spring term.

All students, no matter which campus they plan to attend, may go to the Paul Glynn Student Services Center on the Lake Worth campus (PG building on campus map) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 21, 22, 28 and 29 to get help in the following areas:

  • Admissions
  • Registration
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Testing
  • Disability Support Services

New Student Orientations
In addition, a new student orientation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 and 29 at the Lake Worth campus Counseling and Testing Center, Room CT 105. All new students, regardless of campus affiliation, are welcome. No reservation is required, but attendees should arrive 15 minutes early.

Students who cannot make it to the Lake Worth campus may contact staff on these special days via the PBSC’s Live Chat feature, accessible from various College webpages, including the PantherWeb student portal and the Admissions webpage. Students also may call (561) 868-3032 during these times. For further information or to view the flier, go to

Special Bookstore Hours
On Dec. 21, 22, 28 and 29, the Lake Worth campus bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens campus bookstores will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Belle Glade campus bookstore is closed during winter break.

“This is the second year that PBSC is open on selected days during winter break,” said Dr. Peter Barbatis, vice president of student services and enrollment management.  “Students responded very positively last year, commenting that having time to prepare for the next term when they don’t also have to juggle current classes and exams was a big help.”

The College resumes its regular hours of operation on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and spring term classes begin on Thursday, Jan. 5.


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