I think we can all agree that Thanksgiving is one of the reigning champs of the holiday season (right along with Christmas and New Year's, of course). The beloved holiday is filled with delicious food, making new memories with family and friends, and feeling very full after going in for extra helpings of the homemade pumpkin pie. Bonus points? It guarantees us a break from work and school. It's complete with cozying on up by the fireplace in your favorite sweater, and being able to take a necessary chill pill from your hectic schedule. Thanksgiving is all of that and more, unless you're spending Thanksgiving at college. Then, it gets a bit tricky.
Your family might live hours away, and the airfare is just too pricey to justify taking the trip a couple of weeks before winter break. Or maybe, for other reasons, going home just isn't an option for you. Whatever the reason may be, staying at college over Thanksgiving might not be the ideal situation, but you can still find several ways to celebrate the holiday. Whether you enjoy your alone time, or you like to book up your schedule with plans, these five ideas will help you make the most of Thanksgiving at your home away from home.