Observance of Lincoln's birthday Friday, feb. 12 and President's Day, Monday, Feb. 15, gives students a four day weekend at start of Spring semester.

Only four days into Spring semester, PCC and LAC will be closed Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 15, for the President's Day weekend.
Only four days into Spring semester, PCC and LAC will be closed Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 15, for the President’s Day weekend.

By Omar Reyes / Staff writer

As LBCC starts the Spring semester, classes will not meet Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb.

15, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and President’s Day.

According to lbcc.edu, Saturday, Feb. 13 is listed as a “non-instructional” day for students taking

classes that day.

Joyce Torres, 22, a psychology major, said she was aware that school was closed Feb. 15, but

was not aware it was also closed Feb. 12. Torres said she was glad for the extended weekend the holiday

provided and said, “For people who had Winter classes, it is a good thing because we get more days to

ourselves. It helps me get more time to get the books I need for classes.”

Because some students forget or overlook the two holidays, students are advised not to arrive

at the college this weekend as the PCC and LAC will be closed, except for the police, PCC’s rooster and

chickens and LAC’s cats.

Issac Lorico, 19, a kinesiology major, has classes Mondays and Fridays and said he was looking

forward to the long weekend: “It will help me out because I’m still trying to enroll in some classes and

be more relaxed.”

President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year in the U.S. Abraham

Lincoln was born Feb. 12 and Washington on Feb. 22.

Flex Day without classes is Tuesday, March 15.

LBCC’s Spring Break this year has a new look since it will be April 4-9, although Easter is Sunday,

March 27. For years, LBCC scheduled its break right after Easter and it matched the break by the Long

Beach Unified School District.