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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.

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Thank you to all residents and volunteers for making the Big Event on April 6th, 2019 such a huge success!

7,820 volunteers completed 1,180 jobs.

This year’s Big Event is on:
April 4, 2020!

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Through the eyes of our seniors: Genevieve Munch

22 April 2020

The day of The Big Event each year is exciting, it’s fun, it’s when everything comes together. However, it’s not defined by one day, and I want to ex...

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Through the eyes of our seniors: Elizabeth Quill

15 April 2020

The Big Event has defined my time here at Virginia Tech. As a freshman, I volunteered with a group of people who, as a result of us doing The Big Event tog...

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