Applications for 2021-2022 Hawkeye Service Break Executive Members and Student Trip Leaders are now OPEN:

As there is no Spring Break and COVID-19 is still a factor, Hawkeye Service Breaks is continuing to provide opportunities for involvement and service through virtual opportunities. For more information regarding the University of Iowa's response, visit

The University of Iowa's Hawkeye Service Breaks program exists to promote service-learning, social justice, and community building to University of Iowa students through a service immersion experience. 

The University of Iowa is a member of Break Away, a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality service break programs.  Visit their website to learn more about the national movement toward active citizenship.

Click here to learn more about our 2021 teams and how to join one!

All students who wish to join a Hawkeye Service Breaks team must enroll in the corresponding 3 s.h. service-learning course (LS:1024) for the Spring semester.  This is a 10-week course that will meet synchronously once per week in addition to a weekly online module.

Enrollment for Spring 2021 will begin in Fall 2020, according to students' specified course registration dates.  This program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Students will participate in a virtual class Sring 2021 and we will be doing a service immersion experience spread throughout 3 different weekends as there is no spring break this semester. We are prioritizing virtual service. Any in-person service we might have, we will be performed in the Iowa City area.

The final presentations for the course dates are still pending.  

There will be no course fee as traveling will be limited to the Iowa City Area. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Center for Diversity & Enrichment, College of Education Teacher Leader Center, Environmental Health Sciences Research CenterFood Pantry at Iowa, Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Certificate, Dance Marathon, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Tippie College of BusinessUI Center for Advancement, University of Iowa Student Government, and Women in Science & Engineering. We are grateful for these wonderful campus partners!

To donate to the Hawkeye Service Breaks through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, please direct your gift to the VPSL Directed Gift Fund and specify it should be given to the Hawkeye Service Breaks.

If you have any questions about the Hawkeye Service Breaks, or if you are interested in participating as a faculty/staff member, please email us!

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