As a part of the Alternative Spring Break program, students participate in several fundraisers to help cover the cost of their trips. Please check out the 2016-2017 fundraiser descriptions below to get a sense of the kinds of fundraisers you will be participating in. Details on the 2017-2018 fundraisers are coming soon!

2016-2017 Events

Movie Night
November 23rd, 2016 | River Building

Faculty, staff, students, and family are invited to buy a $5 ticket from an ASB participant or to purchase a ticket at the door to view the movie Suicide Squad. This event will be held in the River Building 2200 Theatre at 9:00pm.

Silent Auction
November 30th and December 1st, 2016 | University Centre Atrium

bridgehead gift basket and christmas lightsThe silent auction occurs in the University Centre atrium and features a wide range of donated items. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to bid on the items over the two-day event. If you are interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction, please contact

ASB Delivers
December 7th, 2016 and January 19th, 2017; Registration is now closed.

Carleton faculty and staff have the opportunity to order a delicious hot lunch, prepared by Carleton Dining Services. ASB participants will deliver the meals directly to offices, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Alternative Spring Break program. You can choose from the following lunch options:

  • quarter chicken dinner with fries and gravy
  • baked chicken pasta
  • baked beef pasta
  • vegetarian baked pasta (macaroni and cheese)

Each option is only $10 + HST.

The ASB Delivers order form is now closed. We thank all who have participated and for their support for the Alternative Spring Break program.

Absolute Comedy Nights
January 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2017

Participants of the ASB program will be selling tickets to Absolute Comedy in Little Italy. Tickets will be sold for three different nights, January 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2017, and can be purchased from any ASB participan

Sources of Complimentary Funding

The Alternative Spring Break Program provides several opportunities for students to offset their program costs (which includes flights, accommodations, and food*). Based on statistics from last year’s program, participants received approximately $765 in funding support (from the CUSA Conference and Discretionary Fund, faculty contributions, and fundraisers organized by the Student Experience Office). Please note this figure is an average, as some students received slightly more or less than this amount. There are also several opportunities for individual fundraising to allow for a greater amount of the program costs to be subsidized. For more information please contact the Student Development and Community Outreach Coordinator, Niamh O’Shea.

*Students may be responsible for some meals (depending on their destination and arrangements that have been made)