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Alternative Breaks & Weekends

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2021 Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to not run any 2021 winter break trips. This decision was based primarily on two important factors: 1) our community partners' capacity to handle volunteers during this time and 2) our concern for students' health and safety.

We will re-evaluate in the spring semester to determine if we can safely run any weekend or spring break trips. In the meantime, we will be offering virtual opportunities to learn and engage through the fall semester and potentially over winter break.

Head to our calendar to sign up for these virtual events. Learn more about our spring plans .

Connecting with Community, Learning About Complex Social Topics

Our weekend, fall break, and weeklong service immersion trips are designed to connect students with community members through engaging, experiential learning opportunities. These hands-on experiences prompt learning about community social topics, encourage self-understanding, and inspire commitment to future action.

Requests for accommodations & other questions

If you are an individual with a disability & desire an accommodation, welcome! Please contact Jes Davis, assistant director for leadership and civic engagement, at or 540-231-6947 during regular business hours. All other questions about alternative break and weekend trips may be directed to Jes.