Service & Social Events Planned for with Alternative Spring Break

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern


Want to have the unique spring break experience that includes not having to travel far, not leaving your house and avoiding the health risks?

What if this trip is free to students and anyone they want to bring along?

Alex Trewatha, Student Activities graduate assistant for Community Engagement is putting together an Alternative Spring Break this spring semester from Monday, March 8, to Friday, March 12. The event offers virtual and in-person options with activities in the Mankato area running daily between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A tentative list of service and social events currently include:

Service Events include:

  • Park Clean-Up ā€“ Local Park
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Human Society
  • Backpack Program
  • Childrenā€™s Museum
  • Campus Kitchen Shift
  • Nursing Home ā€“ Zoom Visit

Social Events include:

  • Bonfire at 7-mile Creek
  • Picnic
  • Activities in the Maverick Bullpen
  • Virtual game night X2

The deadline for signup on the Engage is Sunday, Feb. 28. and the application can be found at Minnesota State University Mankato – Form ( or you can use the QR code for signup.

After signup, be sure to check your student email regularly for updates and news about upcoming meetings. In some of the meetings, participants can suggest other events for the trip.

There will be a mandatory meeting Monday, March 8, at 9 a.m. to go over the events and give participants the chance to meet everyone.

Official schedules will be released closer to the start date of the trip.

If anyone has any questions or wants to know more about the trip, they can contact Alex Trewatha at

Community Engagement Graduate Assistant Alex Trewatha

*Transportation will not be provided. Students and other participants will need to provide their own forms of transportation.

*In-person events and social situations will require a mask and must follow COVID-19 guidelines.


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