This year's Big Event will be held in March or April and announced a few weeks prior to event time.
The Big Event is a day of service with a simple message to the community - thank you.
It originated at Texas A&M in 1982 and the Big Event has since spread to campuses across the country. It is now one of the largest student-led service projects in the nation. The purpose of the Big Event is to give back to the community, to thank local residents for their support throughout the year.
Hampden-Sydney's Big Event began in 2011 and has grown from 110 volunteers that year to nearly 200 students, faculty, and staff in 2014. Service projects for the Big Event include helping neighbors with yard work and other home projects, as well as helping local community service organizations.
For questions or to sign up, please email Sandy Cooke, the Driector of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are curious about the types of projects, here's a sample from a previous year: