Alternative Spring Break

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Earn Service hours and have some fun. Join your classmates, faculty, and staff to help in our community:

  • We will be painting houses and doing neighborhood clean up around the Frank Garrett Community Center, 1226 Northwest 18th Street, San Antonio, 78207.
  • You can volunteer for 1 day, 2 days, ... as many or as few as you like.  There are a total of 7 days you can volunteer, including one day before Spring Break and another after Spring Break.
  • The shuttle will leave the front of the McDermott Convocation Center at 8:30 AM daily, and return you to campus by 3:00 PM. 
    • If you do not wish to ride the shuttle to and from the work site, you can meet us at the Frank Garrett Center at 9:00 AM daily during the days of Spring Break. 
    • The volunteers on Friday, March 10th and Monday, March 20th will be meeting at Bonilla Science Hall and working on campus.
  • 6 hours of service for each day you volunteer.
  • Dress messy for painting!
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • See pictures and video from past years!

Students who want to be a part of Alternative Spring Break 2017: Go to the SignUpGenius ( page to volunteer.

Student questions about Alternative Spring Break can contact Dr. Doshie Piper (

Faculty interested in helping with Alternative Spring Break 2017 can visit the faculty information page or contact Mr. Adam Mulder  (


Faculty coordinators and their roles:
Student Sign ups: Dr. Doshie Piper
Food: Dr. Joleen Beltrami
Tools and Work: Dr. Scott Smith
Faculty Sign ups: Mr. Adam Mulder
Transportation: Dr. Okan Caglayan
Coordinator Emeritus: Dr. Craig McCarron
Advertising: Dr. Sreedevi Ande


Alternative Spring Break