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  • A student painting a house during The Big Event

The Big Event

Join us as we thank the surrounding Columbia community by volunteering for a day of service! The Big Event will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2024!

 One Big Day. One Big Thanks. 

The Big Event History

The Big Event is an annual event that takes place on over 100 college campuses nationwide. It was started by Texas A&M’s student government in 1982 as a way for students to show appreciation to the surrounding community.

The Big Event is an opportunity for students to develop relationships with local community members and give thanks for the resources that the city provides to the university. 

USC’s The Big Event

The Big Event was brought to USC in the Spring of 2018. Students gather on Greene Street in the morning and are sent to volunteer sites to complete tasks requested by local community members. 

USC’s The Big Event attempts to bridge the gap between students and the greater Columbia community through promoting acts of service and social sustainability. 


Get Involved with The Big Event 2024! 


Interested in Hosting Volunteers at Your Service Site?

If you are interested in hosting volunteers at your organization or neighborhood, please complete the registration form to let us know about your project's needs so we can best match volunteers to your service site. 


Register a Team, as a participant, or as an Alumnus

Looking to have your student organization or group serve on a team together? Register below!

Your Team Delegate will complete this form to register team!

Register as an individual with this form!

(select your team or join the general team of volunteers)


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