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The Big Event

The Big Event

The Big Event at The University of Texas at Arlington will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. 

The Big Event for 2018 was a tremendous success with over 820 volunteers! 

The Purpose of The Big Event

The purpose of The Big Event at UT Arlington is to plan and implement a day of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members in an effort to engage, educate, and mobilize volunteers throughout the community. The Big Event impacts the community by bringing the campus together with the surrounding community in an effort to show gratitude to those who help others. Numerous community-based and non-profit organizations and agencies benefit from volunteer efforts, as well as local residents, including those that provide services to children, senior citizens and low income families, or those that promote the quality of life, such as the Science Center at River Legacy Park, Arlington Libraries, and other various project. Volunteers are proud to help others improve the lives of the people who rely on these important services and facilities. UTA student, to be a member of our Planning Committee, click this LINK.

About The Big Event

The Big Event is a prominent UT Arlington tradition and continues to grow each year. The Big Event 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Big Event has seen tremendous growth over the past 17 years since the first event in 2000. Participation grew in 2018 to reach more than 820 volunteers who completed projects at more than 50 different agency project sites and donated thousands of hours of community service.

The event continues to gain momentum by attracting more volunteers and providing more assistance to our community. Enthusiastic volunteers participate in various service project sites such as painting, landscaping, youth development workshops, and facility cleanup all on one BIG day.

In 1982, The Big Event began at Texas A&M University as a way to say thank you to Bryan-College Station — a community continuously supporting the university. Thirty years later, The Big Event has grown to become the largest one-day student-run service project in the United States, presently occurring at 72 universities.

students making the Maverick sign


M is for Mavericks

Fold your three middle fingers into your palm and extend your pinky and thumb to make the “M” in Mavericks.

UT Arlington Traditions