Alternative Weekends provide students with an opportunity to learn about the surrounding area while participating in service experiences. We send our students to areas such as Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, Okoboji, and more. Each Alternative Weekend works with a community organization that students could potentially work with throughout their time at USD. Alternative Weekends are $5, which includes all food, transportation, and housing if applicable.

Schedule for 2017-2018 academic year:

  • September 29-October 1, 2017: Alternative Weekend #1
  • October 28, 2017: Alternative Weekend #2
  • December 1-3, 2017: Alternative Weekend #3
  • February 2-4, 2018: Alternative Weekend #4
  • March 23-25, 2018: Alternative Weekend #5
  • April 20-22, 2018: Alternative Weekend #6/Earth Day Weekend

Please apply for the upcoming Alternative Break at

Please contact with any questions or concerns!