ASB is a service immersion experience that allows students to engage with others through service. Prior to departure, each participant takes part in team activities and meetings beginning in January in order to build group cohesion. Actual travel dates for ASB are Sunday to Saturday, March 13-19, 2016 (exact travel times may vary). For a minimal fee, participants travel and serve with other UT Dallas students and a UT Dallas staff member as their ASB Advisor/Responsible University Official (RUO).
Each trip is designed for a particular social issue and will vary in lodging, service projects, and team activities. While there will be some recreational activities included in the agenda, the primary focus of the ASB program is to serve. Participants perform approximately 40 hours of community service during an ASB trip.
Once the team has returned from the service trip, participants reflect upon their service and share experiences at the ASB Reflection Reception. This final event serves as the capstone of the ASB program.
Trips are alcohol and drug-free. Participants are expected to abide by the University's Student Discipline and Conduct policies.
- Participants must travel and stay with their group for the duration of the trip.
- All trips require full payment at time of registration.
- Once registered, participants may not switch trips.
- Payments may be refundable. See Cancellation and Refund Policy below.
- Participants are required to attend a Pre-Trip Orientation before departure.
How to Register
Registration for ASB closed on February 12. Interested in serving others this spring? Other Office of Student Volunteerism events are available throughout the semester. See event offerings at www.utdallas.edu/volunteer.
General registration for all trips will be available online at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 2. A registration link will be posted on the spring break website. Spots are limited, and you may not purchase multiple trips. Only one trip may be purchased per person and spots fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due upon registration and reserves the student's spot on a trip.
NEW: Air travel trips will not require an application. Air travel trips will be available during general online registration on December 2.
The only method of payment is online via debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).
ASB fees vary per trip and range from $75 - $450. The fee covers transportation, lodging and three basic meals a day for the week.
Upon confirmation of an air travel trip, the OSV will make arrangements with the University travel agency to book plane tickets for the group.
Payment for all trips will be due at the moment of trip registration on December 2.
Cancelation and Refund Policy
Please ensure that you can commit to the ASB program before registering. Refunds are subject to the policy below regardless of the circumstance in which the student is canceling their ASB participation.
Air Travel Trips: No refunds are permitted for air travel trips. Airplane tickets will be booked under each individual's name and are non-refundable and non-transferable and if canceled, may incur additional fees.
Van Trips: A full or partial refund may be available for van trips. If a student withdraws from an ASB trip, a refund will be determined by the date in which the student cancels their participation.
- 100% full refund for cancelations made before January 15.
- 50% refund for cancelations made between January 16 and February 5.
- 0% (no refund) if cancelation occurs after February 6.
Once registered, participants must fill out and return the following PDF forms to OSV at SSB 3.600. Medical insurance is required for travel. Participants needing to purchase medical insurance for the duration of ASB should contact OSV.