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The Big Event

The Big Event

One big day. One big thanks. One big event.

Dawn on the Blacksburg campus


The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run day of service that has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the nation. Every spring, thousands of students, faculty, and staff come together to complete nearly 1,200 community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and the New River Valley with the purpose of saying Thank You.

Starting in 2002, The Big Event at Virginia Tech has grown exponentially. Rooted in Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim (that I may serve), the Big Event has provided an opportunity for the entire Virginia Tech community to join together and thank the surrounding communities of Virginia Tech.