This year’s Big Event is on April 8, 2017. With the anticipation that the students of Virginia Tech may be able to say “Thank You” to as many community residents as possible, we encourage you to request a job here: https://registration.vtbigevent.org/jobrequest.

Projects are completed regardless of need or socioeconomic status; instead, it is The Big Event’s goal to simply say, “Thank you.” Seeded in our university’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I may serve) students and community members come together for a truly unparalleled experience.

Last year, The Big Event completed almost 1,102 projects with the help of 9,200 volunteers. We hope to continue the tradition of setting our goals high, and are aiming to complete 1,300 projects in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and New River Valley on April 8.

Share your great experiences with The Big Event by telling your neighbors and friends about this opportunity so that we can make April 8, 2017 the most impactful “One Big Day. One Big Thanks.” to date. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, please contact bigevent@vt.edu.


Look out for the committee application on October 21! This event is an extraordinary way to give back to the community and exemplifies the university motto of Ut Prosim. Hosting one of the largest service events in the nation takes a lot of preparation and work, we hope you choose to help us make this event the biggest and best yet.


Congratulations to the new Exec Team for the 2017 Big Event! We are all excited to make our 16th annual Big Event bigger and better on April 8, 2017!

Stop by our booth at Gobblerfest on September 2 for awesome giveaways and be on the lookout for committee applications; they should be posted in October.

Co-Directors: Abbey Brainard and John Tedesco
Assistant Director: Monica Ricci
Co-Directors of External Relations (Communications): Karen Blair and Alex Riley
Co-Directors of Fundraising: Ryan Couse, Rachel Myers, and Allison Pollock
          Fundraising Mentor: Matt Wyckoff
Director of Internal Relations: Steven Black
Director of Logistics: Thom Dreher
Co-Directors of Programming: Jazmine Aguilar and Eric Rothenberger
          Programming Mentor: Taylor Hall
Co-Directors of Project Evaluations: Colin Fowler and Kelly McConnell
Co-Directors of Projects: Tobias Barth and Colby Dechiara
          Projects Mentor: Craig McKenzie
Co-Directors of Student Outreach: Noah Gendron and Katie Rappold
Co-Directors of Technology: Michael DiFrancisco, Moira Pelton
          Technology Mentor: Natalie Beden
Director of Visual Communications: Stephen Edelmann


Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Big Event a success! Applications to join the Exec team for Big Event 2017 are NOW OPEN!

Apply Here by Sunday, April 24 at 11:59 PM