The Big Event

The largest day of community service at UTA!

About The Big Event

The Big Event plans, implements, and participates in three annual days of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage, educate, and mobilize volunteers throughout the community. The Big Event Planning Committee impacts the community by bringing the campus together to show gratitude to those who help others.

Our Events

A tent holding up a sign labeled 'Welcome Mavericks to SUPER SERVICE SATURDAY Thank You for Volunteering'

Super Service Saturday

Join your fellow Mavericks for a morning of community service at Mission Arlington, UTA Community Garden, City of Arlington Parks & Recreation, the Arlington Public Library, and more! It's our Fall Kickoff event to a year of great community service with UTA Volunteers, The Big Event, and Alternative Breaks.

Man in blue shirt wiping down table with towel at 2018 Zeb Strong Jr. Day of Service

The Zeb Strong Jr. Day of Service

Come together with people of all ages from service organizations, schools, fraternities, sororities and churches to work together to make a positive impact on the community during the Zeb Strong, Jr. Day of Service! This event is by the Advancing The Dream Celebration Committee honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Two volunteers making jewelry with colored paper and markers

The Big Event

At the university’s largest day of service, enthusiastic volunteers participate in various service project sites such as painting, landscaping, youth development workshops, facility cleanup and more all on one BIG day. The Big Event day of community service has seen tremendous growth since its first event in 2000. Participation grew in 2019 to reach more than 1150 volunteers who completed projects at more than 112 different agency project sites and donated over four thousand hours of service to the community.

The Big Event Planning Committee

The Big Event Planning Committee, works to plan not only the day-of event in the spring, but also the organization's efforts throughout the year. The Big Event Planning Committee meets bi-weekly on Thursdays from 2pm-3pm in the Student Governance Chambers in the upper level of the University Center. The first meeting for the 2020-2021 school year will take place on September 10, 2020. Check back here for updated information as we get closer to the Fall.