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College spring break is often thought of as a time to vacation and/or relax. At Saint Rose, students are offered the opportunity to spend their spring break doing good for those in need, or as we call it, an "alternative spring break".

Each trip is lead by at least one student leader who has previously experienced the trip, as well as at least one staff or faculty mentor. Partial funding is provided by The College of Saint Rose, a demonstration of support of the students choosing to live out the values outlined in the Saint Rose mission. The remaining portion is fundraised by student participants.

Recruiting for each spring break trip happens early in the fall semester. Please contact (unless otherwise listed) for more information.

Students must apply and be selected in order to participate in the trips.

Alternative Spring Break Options

Paint Your Heart Out- Palm Beach County

Themes/issues: economic inequality, environmental recycling/disposal

Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction

Themes/issues: disaster response, economic injustice, climate change, public policy

Faith and Service

Themes/issues: urban poverty and outcomes, housing and homelessness, faith and service
Please contact Joan Horgan at

GLIDE: Homeless, hungry, and inner-city youth

Themes/issues: homelessness, cycles of poverty, public housing

Year End Trip

International Service Trip

Themes/issues: poverty, materialism and consumerism, Latin American culture
Please contact Sean Peters, CSJ at