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


A little snow couldn’t stop Ut Prosim in Blacksburg. As we celebrate 15 years of The Big Event, we’d like to say thank you to all the volunteers, committee, and exec that made this past weekend possible.

See the official recap video:

See our story in The Roanoke Times: http://bit.ly/1N4b5vx

Photos & Video by our Visual Communications Team (Robbie Ashton, Katherine Fairbanks and Stephen Edelmann)


Saturday, 12:00pm UPDATE: Thank you to the thousands of Hokies who came to the drillfield this morning for One Big Day, One Big Thanks. We are incredibly proud to live out Ut Prosim by giving back to the community, even on a day like today, typical Blacksburg weather, with bursts of snow and sunshine. If you are a resident with a project and have not heard from your team, please call 540-440-1244 and speak with someone at our headquarters.

Saturday, 8:30am UPDATE: The forecast appears to be cooperating with us. Volunteers, please check-in to the Project Tent and visit with sponsors by 10:00am. Opening Ceremonies start at 10:00am and tool distribution is from 10:35am – 10:45am. We encourage you to layer up in many layers and we look forward to a great day! Thank you so much for your support!

Saturday, 7:30am UPDATE: The safety of our volunteers is our primary concern. We continue to monitor the weather and will make a decision at 8:30am. We have no plans to cancel at this time. We will post all updates on our website. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and we look forward to a great day! Thank you so much for your support.

Saturday, 5:00am UPDATE: The Big Event begins with registration at 9 AM. Please give yourself ample time to scrape your car of any light snow that may have stuck overnight. We look forward to seeing all 9,200 Hokies giving back to over 1,200 residents.

Bundle up in layers and we will see you at 9am on the Drillfield!