Name of Engagement

The Big Event

Contact Details

thebigevent@jmu.edu or thebigeventjmu@gmail.com

Description

The Big Event is a university-wide day of community service. 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. Volunteers enjoy food and entertainment on the Quad before serving the community. Volunteers are divided into teams led by team captains before they go out into the local Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities for their designated service projects.`

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This event occurs each spring (typically a Saturday in April).

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Community Service

On/Off campus

Off campus

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