Important Dates

On this page you'll find all the important dates and deadlines for upcoming alternative break trips. If you have questions about any of these dates, please don't hesitate to [[wmbranchout, contact us]]. 

If you plan to participate in an alternative break during the 2016-17 academic year, please check this page regularly for updates.

Site Leaders

August 31: Site Leader training begins
September 16-17: Site Leader Retreat

Fall Break Trips

September 21: Lottery registration closes
September 23: Fall break welcome, 3:30pm
September 25 - October 7: Two pre-trip meetings held
October 8-October 11: Fall alternative breaks
October 20: Reorientation dinner, 6 pm

International Winter Break Trips
September 18: Participant applications due; financial aid applications due 

September 19-25: Applicant interviews
September 26: International winter break trip participants announced
September 29: International winter break financial aid awards announced
September 30: $250 deposit due
October 1: All participants on trips to Haiti and Kenya (on the Travel Warning list) must submit their applications to the Travel Warning Committee
October 2-8: First week of pre-trip meetings
October 31: 50% of trip cost (minus deposit) due
November 14: 75% of trip cost (minus deposit) due
December 5: Final trip payments due

Domestic Winter Break Trips

October 12-26: Participant applications open for domestic winter break trips
October 31: Domestic winter break teams announced