Nothing illustrates the Aggie core value of selfless service quite like The Big Event — the largest one-day student-run service project in the nation.

Big Event began in 1982 when six Aggies volunteered to clean up a local cemetery. Since that time, Aggie students show their appreciation to the surrounding community by completing service projects such as yard work, window washing, painting, and more.

In 2015, more than 22,000 Texas A&M students, faculty and staff came together to say “thank you” to the residents of Bryan-College Station for supporting and hosting them while they attend the university. Aggie volunteers completed about 2,500 community service jobs to create, as they say, “one big day, one big thanks and one Big Event.” Big Event has expanded to 110 other schools across the nation and, in 2014, it went international for the first time, with schools participating in Spain, Australia, Germany, Pakistan and Italy.

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Aggies Remember

One of the neatest things to see is a large group of friends actively showing humility through their actions.

- Meghan Reilly ’13

It was great to serve the community built up around our school.

- Matthew Kolker ’13