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The Big Event

The Big Event

What is The Big Event?

Throughout the years, the community of Laramie has shown endless support to the students of UW. The Big Event’s goal is to reciprocate that appreciation to residents. 


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


The Big Event is an event that strives to uphold the ideals of unity and service. This one-day event is not based on socioeconomic need, but rather a way for the student body to express their gratitude to the community which supports the University. 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 the unity that results throughout the community that makes The Big Event such a unique program.

The Big Event will be Saturday, October 19, 2024


The Big Event is an opportunity for UW students, faculty, and staff to say thank you to the greater Laramie community for the support they provide to students. Volunteers may sign up as individuals, groups of friends, or as organizations (student organizations, class sections, residence hall groups, fraternity and sorority groups, etc.)


 Two volunteers in the Big Event
Volunteers and community members at the Big Event



Job requests are currently closed. Check back next fall!


The Big Event originated at Texas A&M University in 1982. The Big Event has expanded to 95 other schools across the nation and International schools in Spain, Australia, Italy and Germany. The first annual Big Event was held at the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2013 as the kick-off to homecoming week. 


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