This year’s Big Event is on April 7, 2018. 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:

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.

Share your great experiences with The Big Event by telling your friends about this opportunity so that we can make April 7, 2018 the most impactful “One Big Day. One Big Thanks.” to date. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, please contact

We are very excited to have selected this year’s Big Event Committee! We have 53 Freshmen, 38 Sophomores, 33 Juniors, and 10 Seniors! We are excited to work together to make this Big Event the best one yet!

Apply today to be apart of The Big Event Staff for 2017-2018.  We could not make this event happen without your help and we are thankful for your interest! Click here to apply.

Are you interested in helping make this year’s Big Event the best one yet? If so, apply for committee! The committee application will be open from October 16-31.  If you want to learn more about what it means to be on committee come to an interest meeting!

We will be hosting interest meetings on: 

  • October 23th, 6-7pm in Yorktown Room (Squires)
  • October 24th, 6-7pm in Squires 217
  • October 25th, 6-7pm in Squires 217

We look forward to meeting you!

Congratulations to the new Exec Team for the 2018 Big Event! We are all excited to make our 17th annual Big Event bigger and better!

Stop by our booth at Gobblerfest on September 8 for awesome giveaways and be on the lookout for committee applications; they should be posted in October.

Co-Directors: Eric Rothenberger and Monica Ricci
Assistant Director: Kelly McConnell
Co-Directors Communications: Diana Doan and Gwen Leonard
Co-Directors of Fundraising: Rachel Myers and Andrew Luo
Co-Directors of Committee Relations: Spencer Morris and Steven Black
Co-Directors of Logistics: Mason Alexander and Noah Gendron
Co-Directors of Programming: Katie Rappold and Ryan Couse
          Programming Mentor: Jazmine Aguilar
Co-Directors of Project Evaluations: Tracy Duong and Ben Robson
Co-Directors of Projects: Lauren Dalfonzo and Meleah Overholt
Co-Directors of Student Outreach: Aaron Graham and Amanda Gladstone
Co-Directors of Technology: Moira Pelton and Natalie Beden
          Technology Mentor: Michael DiFrancisco
Director of Visual Communications: Hannah Hughes and Genevieve Munch
          Visual Communications Mentor: Stephen Edelmann