Frequently Asked Questions
- When can I register for ASB?
- What are my payment options?
- How quickly do trips fill up?
- Can I be placed on a waiting list?
- Can I register for my friend?
- Can I leave early or depart late from my ASB trip?
- How can I become and ASB Site Leader?
When can I register for ASB?
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 available online at 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, December 2. A link will be posted on the spring break website which will allow you to register for a van trip.
NEW: Air travel trips do not require applications this year. Students interested in participating in an ASB air travel trip may register for the trip online at 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, December 2.
All ASB spots are first-come, first-served. Payment is due at the time of registration.
What are my payment options?
Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Only online payments with a debit/credit card will be accepted. There are no refunds for ASB air travel trips. For van trips, refunds may be available according to the Cancelation and Refund Policy. Please carefully consider whether you can commit to an ASB trip before signing up.
How quickly do trips fill up?
Last year, registration for all trips was completed by mid December. Trips can fill quickly and we encourage participants to register as soon as possible once registration opens.
Can I be placed on a waiting list?
OSV does maintain a short waiting list for each van trip. However, please be aware that students rarely cancel their ASB reservations. The only way to guarantee a spot in ASB is to register for an available trip. Please note that there are no waiting lists for air travel trips.
To be placed on a waiting list, please email the Office of Student Volunteerism at firstname.lastname@example.org. The waiting list for van trips will close on February 12.
Can I register for my friend?
Unfortunately, no. The system will only allow you to register and pay for one trip. Each student is responsible for his or her own registration.
Can I leave early or depart late from my ASB trip?
No. All students must stay together during spring break. No early or late departures will be allowed. Additionally, air travelers should consider the possibility of weather-related delays.
How can I become an ASB Site Leader?
Site Leader applications were due by 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 4 and are now closed.
Previous Viva Volunteer or ASB participation is preferred, but not required. Site Leaders are expected to serve as a driver or backup driver on all ASB trips; therefore, a valid driver's license is required. In the application, Site Leaders may provide a list of preferred trips; however, we ask that all applicants be open to the possibility of leading any ASB trip. Site Leaders serve as the peer leader for each ASB trip and will work hand-in-hand with a faculty/staff Responsible University Official (RUO). RUOs and Site Leaders are required to attend biweekly leadership meetings and the ASB Leadership Retreat. For details, please see the Leadership Info page.
Site Leader benefits are numerous and include: 1) the ability to design and coordinate aspects of the assigned ASB trip, 2) develop valuable leadership and event planning skills, 3) network and connect with UT Dallas faculty/staff RUOs and nonprofit leaders, and 4) inspire and serve as a peer leader by guiding your team through service activities and reflection.
While you may apply to be an ASB Site Leader, there is no guarantee that you will be selected to lead. Site Leaders will be notified of their leadership position on November 13. If you are not selected to be a Site Leader, you will have the opportunity to register for an ASB trip as a team member during general online registration on December 2.