Apply Now for Alternative Spring Break!

The Office of Student Life is excited to officially announce our first ever Alternative Spring Break! For this Alternative Spring Break, we will be taking 5 students on a service trip to Pittsburgh, PA! We will be leaving for Pittsburgh on March 18th, and returning to Boston on March 24th.

We will be working with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Projects may include building a new house, repairs to an existing house, or another type of assignment that helps meet Habitat’s goals within that community. Practice hours will also be available!

To apply, please email Mike Ryan at Please make the subject of the email "ASB APPLICATION", and be sure to include your name. You must also provide a summary of interest. In your summary of interest:

  • Please describe in a minimum of 100 words why you are interested in participating in Alternative Spring Break.
  • In addition, please describe in a minimum of 200 words how you anticipate this service trip will help you grow and develop as a design professional. Be sure to refer to specific competencies in the Student Learning Contract that you expect to develop.

Applications are due on Wednesday, February 7th. You are encouraged to attach a word document with your summary of interest. Please note that this trip is open to full-time enrolled students only. Participants must pay a $100 program fee to participate. The rest of the costs will be paid by the Office of Student Life. We will explore a student fundraising activity as a way to help students defray their costs. If you have any questions, please email Mike Ryan at