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PLEASE READ: Important Details for the Registration Process

1. FAQs are listed at the bottom of the first page of this registration form.
your registration.
3. You, MAY NOT register for more than one trip. If you do so, you will be dropped from the program 
4. Are you Pell Grant eligible or high financial need and requesting an ASB SCHOLARSHIP? Then enter the appropriate PROMOTIONAL CODE in the 
"Click Here to Enter Promotional Code" at the bottom of this page (and just above the MasterCard/Visa 
Promotional codes for scholarship applicants only:
▪Van trip: "415Dollartrip"
▪Public transportation trip: "350Dollartrip"
▪Boston trip: "200Dollartrip"
5. Are you Pell Grant eligible or high financial need and requesting an ASB SCHOLARSHIP? 
If so, a text box for your essay (250 words max) will appear on the second page of this registration form 
upon answering "YES" to "Are you Pell Grant eligible or high financial need and requesting a 
ASB scholarship?" 
6. If you are UNDER 18, you will be required to download and complete the wavier by 
 clicking here for the waiver for students under the age of 18. Both you and a parent/guardian must 
sign and return the completed waiver to the CSC via fax (617-353-9424) or email (
7. We recommend that you do not use your browser's back button as you may lose data and your 
opportunity to register.

Alternative Spring Breaks 2014

Boston University Community Service Center

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)

Alternative Spring Breaks 2014

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Atlanta, Georgia, International Resource Committee Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Atlanta, Georgia, Project Open Hand Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Atlantic City, NJ 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Boston, Massachusetts, Multiple Sold Out Ended $200.00 $0.00
Chicago, Illinois, Paws- Pets Are Worth Saving Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Chicago, Illinois, Vital Bridges 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Crossville, Tennessee, Cumberland Trail Conference Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Des Moines, Iowa, Homeless and Runaway Youth Outreach Center Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Detroit, Michigan, Ruth Ellis/Alternatives for Girls Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Flagstaff, Arizona, Grand Canyon Trust Sold Out Ended $900.00 $0.00
Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Habitat for Humanity Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Goshen, Indiana, LaCasa Inc. 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Greenville, South Carolina, Central Community Ministries Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Harpers Ferry National Park 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Hartford, Connecticut, Hands On Hartford Sold Out Ended $350.00 $0.00
Hobe Sound, Florida, Blowing Rocks Preserve 2 Registrations Ended $415.00 $0.00
Horse Cave, Kentucky, American Cave Conservation Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Kincaid, West Virginia, Southern Appalachian Labor School Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Knoxville, MD Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Lake Metroparks, Ohio, Lake Metroparks 2 Registrations Ended $415.00 $0.00
Long Island, NY - Long Island Volunteer Center Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Louisburg, North Carolina, Terrell Lane Middle School Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Macon, Georgia, Rebuilding Macon Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Memphis, Tennessee, Target House Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Missoula, Montana, Montana Food Bank Network Sold Out Ended $900.00 $0.00
Nashville, Tennessee, UCP Nashville Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans SPCA Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Ochopee, FL - Big Cypress National Preserve Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Omaha, Nebraska, Rebuilding Together Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
Orland, Maine, HOME 3 Registrations Ended $415.00 $0.00
Reading, Pennsylvania, Berk's County Conservancy Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Iniciativa Comunitaria Sold Out Ended $900.00 $0.00
Springfield, Missouri, Champion Athletes of the Ozarks 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Staten Island, NY - Episcopal Recovery Team of Staten Island 1 Registration Ended $415.00 $0.00
Stone Mtn. Georgia, Friends of Disabled Adults & Children Sold Out Ended $415.00 $0.00
WAITLIST 121 Registrations Ended Free $0.00

Event Details

This registration process allows you to reserve your space for an ASB trip and pay for the corresponding fee. General applicants must pay the entire non-refundable program fee, by Discover, MasterCard, Visa or AMEX at the time of registration.  The per person trip fee for a driving trip is $415, a bus trip is $350 (with the exception of Boston; $200), and a flying trip is $900.

Scholarships: Students applying for an ASB scholarship, will instead pay a non-refundable $200 deposit. Unfortunately, scholarships will not be offered to students selecting a flying trip. Scholarship applicants will be asked to answer an essay question as part of the registration process. Scholarships go only to the neediest of students, usually whom are Pell Grant eligible. Decisions are based solely on financial need as determined by Boston University. Pending the scholarship decision, you are required to pay any remaining balance due for your chosen trip no later than 5:00pm, January 16, 2014. SEE FAQ's BELOW - FOR "APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AND HOW DO I USE A PROMOTIONAL CODE?


If I need to return to a previous page can I use the back arrow on my web browser to do so?
No.  The system will not allow you to go back.  We recommend that you read over all the FAQs before registering.

What if I register for more than one trip?


What is the refund policy?

Payments are non-refundable.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

ASB scholarships are need-based only. Typically scholarships go only to students who are Pell Grant eligible or have high financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarships are not offered for flying trips.

Where do I key in the promotional code if I will be applying for a scholarship?

The promotional code "Click Here to Enter Promotional Code" field is located on this registration just above the MasterCard and Visa logos.

How do I use the promotional code if I will be applying for a scholarship?

Click on the words  "Click Here to Enter Promotional Code" just above the MasterCard and Visa logos.  Key in your promotional code "415Dollartrip" for a $415 trip or the promotional code "350Dollartrip" for a $350 trip or "200Dollartrip" for the Boston trip only. 

Next, click on the "apply" button and then click on the "Register" button.  Using this code will require you to immediately pay a $200 deposit (Boston Trip $50.00 Deposit).

How much do I pay if I am applying for a scholarship and how do I use the promotional code?

Using this code will require you to immediately pay a $200 deposit (Boston Trip $50.00 Deposit). After you have entered the code, you will be asked to submit a short essay (max 250 words). The promotional code must be used only for students requesting to be considered for an ASB scholarship (Pell Grant eligible or high financial need students).  Your registration will be dropped and you will become ineligible to participate in the ASB program if you use the promotional code for any other purpose.

When will I have to pay my remaining balance (scholarship eligible applicants only)?

Any remaining balances are due by 5 p.m. on January 16, 2014.

What do I do if I have trouble registering? 

Please call 617-353-4710 and leave a message or email with any questions

As a CELOP student at Boston University (Center for English Language and Orientation Programs) student can I register for an ASB trip?
CELOP students will not be able to register for ASB due to the limited number of available spots.

Do I need to be van trained if I want to drive for ASB?

Yes. ASB participants who are willing to drive will need to be van trained this year by the CSC through ASB regardless of any previous van training experience. We highly recommend that students choosing to register for driving trips get van trained.  We will need as many willing drivers as possible on each trip.

How can I be waitlisted if the trips are sold out?

Click on the last trip type "Is the opportunity you'd like to sign up for sold out?" to bring you do the waitlist site.  Input the requested information.

How will I know if I am pulled off the waitlist?

You will be contacted via telephone if a spot opens up. If you cannot be reached by telephone, we will send a follow-up email.  You will have 24 hours to respond if you are interested in registering.

When will I know if I am pulled off the waitlist?

We will keep offering open spots until the week before Spring Break (February 28th). If you are pulled off the waitlist, you will receive a phone call or an email.  


Have questions about Alternative Spring Breaks 2014? Contact Boston University Community Service Center


Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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Boston University Community Service Center

The Community Service Center

Our Mission

The Community Service Center is Boston University's welcoming space for community engagement, education, and reflection initiated by students in solidarity with our neighbors and community partners. Together, we: provide the Boston University community with opportunities to address and improve the critical concerns of Greater Boston; serve as a vehicle for personal growth and leadership; encourage students to be active and responsible citizens in neighboring communities; broaden the scope of the educational experience through service and reflection; and serve Greater Boston in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.

Our History

The Community Service Center (CSC), originally called “The League” was founded by a group of Boston University students in 1986. These students wanted to address the critical issues facing Boston and started several volunteer programs under the leadership of Marsh Chapel.

By 1989, The League had 17 different programs including FYSOP, The Youth Tutoring Program (now known as Afterschool), Alternative Spring Breaks and Student Food Rescue. Over the years, interest in volunteering continued to grow with programs like Alternative Winter Break and the AIDS Support and Advocacy Program (now known as Project Hope). The League was renamed The Community Service Center in 1991, and moved to its current location on the 4th floor of the George Sherman Union in 1998.

The Community Service Center remains committed to providing the Boston University Community with opportunities to engage in direct service, education, and reflection in Greater Boston and beyond. During the 2015-16 Academic Year, more than 3,000 students engaged with over 250 community partner organizations through Community Service Center programs, events, and collaborations.

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