March 11-17, 2018

Sites Include:

  • Denver, CO
  • Bel Air, MD
  • Meridian, MS
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Clarkesville, GA
  • South Bend, IN
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

How to apply:

Complete and submit the ASB application by 5:00PM on Friday, October 6, 2017. All applications must be submitted electronically. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Link to Application


Students accepted into ASB are required to submit a $100 non-refundable contribution by January 17, 2018 to help cover program expenses such as lodging, meals, transportation, and accommodations. Students are responsible for baggage fees and meals during travel time (at the airport or during a van ride). Financial aid is available on a case-by-case basis; please contact Dennis Harkins in the CCE for details.

Class Option

A four-credit service-learning class will be attached to the Grand Canyon National Park ASB trip that focuses on environmental issues. In order to participate in this trip, you must register for the class. The course fulfills certain concentration requirements within the Environmental Studies major and minor.

Course description:

UES 310 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Alternative Spring Break
From 1933 to 1942 more than 3 million men served in the CCC and dramatically changed the physical and political landscape of the United States. CCC workers planted billions of trees, developed parks and recreational opportunities and transformed farmland across the country. This course will examine the long lasting effect of the CCC program on modern environmentalism and in how we define conservation.