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Alternative Spring Break

Come join us for Alternative Spring Break!  

March 13-18, 2016   

Location:  St. Louis, Missouri

Basic Information about the trip:

Participants will gather at the Maverick Activity Center on Saturday evening for a lock-in before travelling by bus from UT Arlington to St. Louis, Missouri very early Sunday morning.  

Upon our arrival, we will load into passenger vans and travel to our lodging - cabins at an area campground.  Monday through Friday - we travel to various volunteering sites each day (sometimes doing a little site-seeing in St. Louis), before coming back together for food, fun, and reflection.

On Friday morning, a bus will transport all back to UT Arlington, and participants will find themselves transformed in ways they never expected!   

Click here for an itinerary from the 2015 spring break trip to the Gulf Coast


Applications open on November 19, 2015  

Applications are now being accepted for our waiting list.

It's very important for you to have a thoughtful response on the questions stated in the application.  If you have been put onto the waiting list, you will be notified if/when a spot becomes available. After you have been notified, you will then need to decide whether you wish to accept the offer.


The $350.00 trip cost can be made in up to two installments: minimum of $175 due by February 17; any remaining balance must be made no later than March 3, 2016. If a student does not make full payment by the final deadline, other students will be given the option to attend.  

Don't think you can afford the trip? The Alternative Breaks team will offer suggestions for individual participants to fundraise to help defray costs. 

All payments MADE are non-refundable!

Participant Information

Please note, all participants selected for trips are required to attend a mandatory training from 5:00 - 7:00pm on one of the following dates:

February 17, 2016

March 4, 2016

Trip cost includes lodging, transportation, most meals, and service fees. If a student does not have medical insurance, there will be a small fee of $30 for medical coverage for the week.