Dear Students and Families: The end of the spring semester is quickly approaching. In fact, it will conclude in a little over five weeks. It has been an experience unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, but together, everyone in our community…
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.