The Big Event at Virginia Tech

Ut Prosim Week – Encouraging Students to Serve

Relay For Life and The Big Event at Virginia Tech are partnering next week, March 16-19, to bring awareness to the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

The effort launches with Ut Prosim Spirit Day on Monday during which Hokies are encouraged to wear shirts supporting their favorite service organizations on campus.

Students will be on the Drillfield Tuesday asking their peers, “What does Ut Prosim mean to you?” Responses, written on large whiteboards, will be posted on The Big Event and Relay For Life’s social media with the hashtag #ThatIMayServe.

On Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Benny Marzano’s restaurant will share a portion of profits with Relay For Life and The Big Event.

The east side of the Drillfield will be taken over from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday by campus service organizations promoting their philanthropies and educating students on all the opportunities to serve. If your organization would like to participate, email

The awareness campaign culminates with Tech Factor, a talent show featuring a variety of student performance groups. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door and at other Ut Prosimevents throughout the week.

Be sure to follow The Big Event, Relay for Life, and the Ut Prosim week event on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on fundraising efforts.

The Big Event will take place on Saturday, April 11. Sign-ups for volunteers and for job requests are available at their website and close on April 1.

Relay For Life at Virginia Tech will take place on Friday, April 24. Registration and opportunities to donate can be found on their website.

For more information, contact The Big Event at or Relay for Life at

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