I have just recently had the first half of my Fall Break from Northampton Community College (the second half arrives at Thanksgiving in November). It wasn’t much of a break really. It was more of a catch-up and/or get ahead time. There were a lot of assignments to be completed over the break or due soon after.
It is also when mid-term grades go out to students who need to know they are in trouble, very much a case of “no news” is good news for the students who are doing well. I don’t expect to be hearing anything this term.
I’m also looking forward to the second half of my Fall Break, but not the inevitable assignments that will be accompanying it.