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What is The Big Event?

Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say “Thank You” to the residents of Bryan and College Station. For the past 37 years, Aggie students have participated in this annual event to show their appreciation to the surrounding community, completing service projects such as yard work, window washing, and painting for residents of the community. Although The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, our message and our mission remains the same – to simply say “Thank You.”

“Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.”

The Big Event is a proud member of the Student Government Association at Texas A&M, and a recognized student organization of Texas A&M University.

Big Event 2019

The 37th Annual Big Event will be held on March 30th, 2019!  Job requests for The Big Event 2019 will open up January 1st, 2019.

For Student Sign Ups, please see the “For Students” tab.

Organization Meetings 2019

Please note the following only concerns Organizational leaders – the ones who created the group or a designated representative.

Only one organizational leader must attend one of the following organizational meetings to obtain necessary information about The Big Event. If you cannot attend, please send a representative from your group. You will check in with your Organization’s Name to receive your job packet. Here you will learn all the information you need in order to be successful for The Big Event 2019 and pick up your groups T-Shirts at the end of the meeting.

You must attend at least one. Here are the dates and times, all will be held in Kyle Field Zone Club.
Tuesday, March 26th @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, March 27th @ 6:00pm
Thursday, March 28th @ 6:00pm

General Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am

  • Parking is taking place in West Campus

  • Kickoff and Check-in begins – Participants begin to arrive!

  • 8:40am – Zumba

9:00am – 9:35am

  • Kickoff Ceremony begins – 9:05am
  • Keynote Speaker John B. Zachry – Chairman/CEO, Zachry Group
  • 9:35am – CANNON FIRES!

    • All participants walk to 61

    • Tool Distribution begins

9:35am – 10:00am

  • Tool Distribution

10:00am – 4:00pm

  • Participants serve residents
  • Participants bring back tools to Lot 61

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Texas A&M Student Government Affiliation

The Big Event is a committee of the Student Government Association at Texas A&M University. https://sga.tamu.edu.