Posts Tagged 'Trips'

Upcoming Campus Events Part II: Another Ernie Davis bus trip, April Mythbusters

Mythbusters – April 2010

This month’s campus wide Mythbusters survey topic: How many SU students do you think receive financial aid?

Ernie Davis NYC Trip

In addition to their upcoming Boston trip…


It’s a trip to New York City that is organized by the Health and Exercise Science Departments Majors’ Club to visit “Bodies: The Exhibition” on Saturday, April 17.

There is a link provided below for those of you that may not be familiar with the exhibit:

Itinerary for trip to New York City:

Date: Saturday April 17, 2010

Cost: $33

Destination: New York City (Bodies: The Exhibition) at 11 Fulton Street NY, NY 10038

Time: Bus departs SU (College Place) at 6:30am / Arrive at Bodies Exhibit at 11:15 for check in

Exhibit  Tour starts at 12pm—lunch to follow

Free time in the city: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Bus departs NYC at 6:30pm to arrive at SU campus between 11-11:30pm.

Please contact Idriss Njike ( or Ashmini Hiralall to sign up if interested.


Upcoming Campus Events This Week: Take Back The Night, BCCE, Boston Trip

Take Back The Night

The centerpiece of an entire week of events geared towards ending violence in our community occurs this Wednesday. The Take Back The Night Rally and March will be held at 7:30 p.m. starting at the Hendricks Chapel steps. All are welcome to participate.

BCCE’s 33rd Annual Year-End Performance

On Saturday, April 24 the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble will perform their annual year-end concert. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

Click on the poster to the left to see a full-size or check out this video with highlights from the 32nd annual performance by BCCE to see what their performances are like.

Ernie Davis Goes To Boston

The Ernie Davis Hall Council has put together a trip to Boston, MA on April 24, 2010 and they’re inviting residents from neighboring buildings to attend. It is a day trip that will be leaving Ernie Davis Hall at 5am on 4/24 and returning around 1am. The cost is $40.00 round trip and includes A Walk Into History Tour, Aquarium/Imax show and dinner at the Hard Rock Café. Students will also have some free time to roam.

Interested students need to contact ARD Ashmini Hiralall at She is requesting that the travel fee is paid by April 15 (students can also inquire about a trip scholarship when they contact Ashmini). Questions can also be directed towards

RA Post Week: Is it time to close your eyes and pick a spot on the map?

Words By Kate, Marion First Floor RA

A few weeks ago, I walked into Shine and nearly had a heart attack.  I was simply swinging by to get an iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts (despite the fact it was snowing outside) and was overwhelmed by the number of tables set up in the atrium.  Each table was covered with pictures of places all over the world: London, Madrid, Australia, China, France- there was a table for almost every country.

I immediately got a pit in my stomach as I remembered I had to do the inevitable: decide where to go abroad.  My dad has been hounding me to decide since the beginning of the year (what type of parent is so set on shipping their daughter off to a foreign country?!).  The problem is, there are too many choices!  I just can’t decide where to go.  Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I want to make sure I do it in the right place.

Panicked by all the choices, I tried to escape to the study longue only to find an SU Abroad photo contest.  All the photos where taken by Syracuse University students on their trips abroad.  The amazing photos made my thought process even more difficult.  I came to a conclusion right then –  I was going to hit up every SU Abroad meeting that week in order to help me decide where to go.  I urge everyone to find future meetings so you aren’t left to decide where to spend a semester of your life at the last minute.  Even if you are a freshman, it’s never to early to start preparing.

The website for SU Abroad is and don’t forget to check out the photo contest upstairs in Schine and vote for your favorite online here.

Register for the SnowJam 2010 ski trip for students!

See the message below from SU Student Zach Jacobs, one of the students planning the SnowJam 2010 trip for SU Students:

My name is Zach Jacobs and I am writing to you to talk about SnowJam, a weekend ski trip up to Montreal and Mont Tremblant. I went on the trip last year and I am the SU Campus Manager for it this year. It is an incredible trip and is a great way to hang out with your organization off campus.

The trip is taking place the 2nd weekend of Spring Semester. Coach buses leave campus late in the afternoon on Thursday, January 28 and get back to campus around 10 PM on Sunday, January 31.

The trip includes:

  • A night of partying in Montreal, Canada with VIP access to a club rented out for the SnowJam trip.
  • 2 or 3 days of skiing at Mont Tremblant, recognized as the best ski resort on the east coast of the US.
  • 4-Star Accommodations at both locations (1 night in Montreal and 2 nights at Mont Tremblant)
  • Coach bus transportation throughout the trip.

There are about 5000 students from around 15 universities in the northeast going on this trip.

The price per person is $319 USD (minus tax). If you are saying “I don’t ski, why would I go?” Don’t worry! 40% of the students on this trip don’t ski. If you choose this option, you get the lift ticket portion of the payment refunded to you.

Rooms are signed up in groups of 4, 6, or 8.

Sorry for the late notice on this but sign-ups end on December 11th so if you are interested, get your friends together NOW and sign up.

Pictures, video, and more information are available on the Facebook group here:

For signing up and for even more information, go to:

Any other questions feel free to email me! (

Alternative Spring Break 2010 is in Washington, DC

This year the Alternative Spring Break group and twenty students will have the opportunity to attend a seven day trip to Washington, DC to take part in service work with the hungry and homeless population. Those on the trip will be participating in a four day volunteer camp with the Youth Services Opportunity Project. In addition to service work, there will also be opportunities to take in some of the sights of the DC Metro area. The total cost of the trip is $200 with all meals and activities included

The trip is open to all SU and ESF students living in on-campus housing. To be eligible for the Alternative Spring Break trip, students must attend one of the information sessions listed below and complete an application. The application is available online and is due via e-mail to Res Life Staff Member Jenni Greeno ( by Monday, December 14, 2009.


Information Sessions:

·         Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Booth Hall Lounge

·         Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the BBB Lounge

·         Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the South Campus Community Center

Alternative Spring Break:

What: ORL Alternative Spring Break Trip to Washington DC

When: March 13-20, 2010

Where: Washington, DC

How: Complete application and e-mail to Jenni Greeno by December 14.


For more information, contact Jenni Greeno (, Karess Gillespie (, or Keenyn R. Wald (

October RA Post Week: Even RAs get out of the building now and then…

Words by Satoia, Booth Fourth Floor RA

peruContrary to popular belief Resident Advisors do have a life 🙂

It’s so funny when I’m asked if I am allowed to leave the building or even my room! LOL, Syracuse University is a great University that enrolls students from all over the nation and world. At a prestigious University, you can learn so much from your experience here.

However, nothing matches the experience of visiting another country.

This past summer I went on a mission’s trip to Peru. It was amazing! For almost three months, I lived like Peruvians! I ate the food they ate, and participated in the activities and customs that make them who they are. Of course the spiders and insects and roaches (you think you have it bad here!) were times 10, and I fell in the river several times during a 3-hour walk, but it was all worth it.

You don’t have to go on a mission’s trip or even go out of the country to experience another culture, but it’s worth it! Take advantage of the events on campus and look into Syracuse study abroad programs. They have trips to Chile, Spain and London just to name a few. Since you’re going to be here for awhile (I can tell you these four or five years -*Architecture majors*- fly by) and we pay 50 somethin’ thousand dollars a year… milk it for all it’s worth!

Two major leadership deadlines looming… (*free trips available*)

NEACURH Regionals

If you’re looking to become a leader on campus or to grow your already budding leadership career, these two deadlines might be important to you…

  • The NEACURH Regional Conference is coming up in November (13-15) at RPI in Troy, N.Y.  The application deadline to become part of the Syracuse delegation is this Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Information about the weekend is available via the conference website or the application itself. Applications (and questions) can be e-mailed to or

Here is the conference promotional video:

  • As previously reported on the BKM Blog, the National Residence Hall Honorary is seeking new members for induction in Fall 2009. The organization is comprised of the top one percent of student leaders on college campuses across the country and you can potentially join them. Applications are due Oct. 5 and can be e-mailed (again, with any questions) to or