Students wearing construction hard hats.
Students making the Whoosh hand symbol on a beach.
Students with brooms, rakes and shovels.
Students posing in front of an ASB 2019 sign.

ASB 2021 will take place the week of March 14-19, 2021. Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an immersive week of hands-on service, leadership-building and relationship-building that is supplemented with education and reflection. For a minimal fee, students have the chance to make an impact on communities around the U.S. and learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

Under the guidance of a student site leader and a university staff member, participants travel and serve together throughout the week of spring break. Prior to departure, students take part in team activities and meetings to get to know each other and learn about the community partners they will be working with. Participation culminates in a reflection reception in April where teams reunite and share ASB experiences, as well as share ways for continued civic engagement and community outreach.

See Comets in action during ASB by watching videos from previous years on the OSV’s YouTube page. Information sessions for the 2021 ASB program will take place in November. Be sure to check back for more details!