• The Big Event Exec, Committee & Staff setting up the Drillfield
  • The Big Event Exec, Committee & Staff
  • The Hokie Bird during Opening Ceremonies
  • A volunteer team ready to get to their job site!
  • A volunteer team after picking up their t-shirts!
  • A volunteer team with tools getting ready for their job!
  • A volunteer team working with mulch at their job


The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run community service effort 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 one thousand community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley.

Next year’s Big Event will be on:

April 11, 2015

Thank you to everyone who made April 5, 2014 the biggest Big Event in Virginia Tech’s history.
7,806 volunteers completed 878 jobs.

Check out our photo gallery from the 2014 Big Event!

2015 Big Event

Introducing the 2015 Big Event Exec Team

Co-Directors: Tory Cottle & Austin Moon
Assistant Director: Steven Vanderloo
Director of Communications: David Bohn
Director of Community Relations: Robyn Walters
Co-Directors of Fundraising: Kelley Florence, Natalie Pagano, & Brock Wolf
Director of Innovative Technologies: Robbie Ashton
Director of Logistics: Rahul Kulkami
Co-Directors of Programming: Abbey Brainard & Aaron Ritter
Co-Directors of Project Evaluations: Eleanor Helton & Taylor Cugini
Co-Directors of Projects: Lauren Schneider & Kate Smucker
Director of Public Relations: Mary D’Amico
Director of Advertising: Kelly Olliges
Co-Directors of Student Outreach: Tristen Asrejadid & Stephanie Tysor
Director of Visual Communications: Katherine Fairbanks