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 2024 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 2024 will begin according to students' specified course registration dates (please check university calendar and/or MyUI updates for specific Spring registration date). This program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Students will participate in a Spring 2024 course and each course section will be focused within Iowa.

The final presentations for the course dates are still pending.  

The course fee is $270. There are scholarships available for students who need assistance, please email for more information.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence (CIAE), 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!