Dear Students and Families: Congratulations—we crossed the threshold of the midway point of the fall semester earlier this week! I hope you’ll take time this weekend to recharge your batteries, connect with friends and burn off some stress. The activities…
Alternative Spring Break Applications Due Dec. 9
The alternative spring break program gives SU/ESF students the opportunity to spend five days in Washington, D.C., volunteering with various nonprofit agencies, learning about hunger and homelessness, and exploring the nation’s capital.
This year’s program will be held from March 11-17. Interested students are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions, both on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in either Goldstein Student Center room 107 or 102 Hall of Languages. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 9. The program is free, with transportation, lodging and meals covered for all participants.
“The alternative spring break program provides students with an opportunity to explore hunger and homelessness in a very intentional way. The experience has proven to be meaningful to students in both their understanding of the issue and ultimately what part they can play in bringing about change,” says George Athanas, assistant director in the Office of Residence Life and coordinator of the program. “I continue to be impressed with the willingness of students to spend their break engaged in service, and I hope a diverse group looking for such an experience attend the info session and apply.”
The application is available online at orl.syr.edu. For more information, please call the Office of Residence Life at 315.443.3637.