2013 Alternative Spring Break
Students at work during the 2013 UNM 'Alternative Spring Break.'

The University of New Mexico Dean of Students Office hosts the fourth annual “Alternative Spring Break” (ASB) trip for students from Monday, March 17 through Saturday, March 22. UNM students will travel to New Orleans, La. to assist Camp Restore with several community-based projects for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Students interested in participating must turn in an application and a program fee of $540 which can be paid in four installments. The application and the first payment of $135 are due by Friday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Dean of Students Office. The fee includes airfare, lodging, meals, transportation and entertainment.

Students must be currently enrolled with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The application can be downloaded from the ASB website.  

ASB is a great way for UNM students to give back to another community while on an inexpensive Spring Break trip. For the past three years, students and staff visited New Orleans to help rebuild houses for Hurricane Katrina victims and participate in various community projects. To read about past trips, visit: Alternative Spring Break.

Camp Restore is a nonprofit organization that partners with over 50 local nonprofits to match volunteers with construction and community projects. Camp Restore relies mainly on volunteer work to serve community members. For more information, visit Camp Restore

For more information, contact Lisa Lindquist at the Dean of Students Office at (505) 277-3361 or ldelgado@unm.edu or “like” UNM Alternative Spring Break on Facebook.