The Big Event at Texas A&M University is an organization that strives to uphold the ideals of unity and service. This one-day event is not based on socioeconomic need, but rather, it is a way for the student body to express their gratitude to the community that supports Texas A&M. It is important to remember The Big Event is not about the number of jobs completed or the number of students who participate each year. Instead, it is the interaction between students and residents, and the unity that results throughout the community that makes The Big Event so unique.
Our students are able to complete almost any manual task, inside or outside of a home. This includes (but is not limited to) raking leaves, weeding, planting flowers, trenching, mulching, trimming trees/hedges, cleaning gutters, painting (both inside and outside), stripping paint, dusting, sweeping/mopping, window washing, and general spring cleaning. If you have any questions about this list or what else may be included, feel free to contact us.
A Note from the 2021 Executive Team
After collaborating with the cities of Bryan and College Station, the Brazos County Health District, and the Texas A&M University COVID-19 Task Force, the nation’s largest student-run service project was given the green light to host one of Texas A&M’s most meaningful traditions this coming March. The event will adhere to all national, state, and local guidelines concerning COVID-19 to ensure that the safety of residents, students, and staff members remains our top priority.
“I am so excited to announce that The Big Event will be returning to Aggieland this coming Spring semester! With The Big Event being canceled last school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to design a plan that keeps both our student volunteers and community members safe. We realize the importance of selfless service, especially during a time like this, and we are so thankful for the opportunity to bring selfless service to the community that supports Texas A&M so graciously.”
– Director Kristin Guzak ‘21
For liability reasons, our students are not able to use any power tools or ladders taller than 6 feet.