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The Big Event |Service, Leadership & Community Engagement

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Rooms 006 & 011 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union
Dept. 3625
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3117

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October 5th, 2013

Event Schedule:


Friday, October, 4th

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. : Pre-Registration in Simpson's Plaza (Union Breezeway in case of inclement weather)

Saturday, October, 5th

Prexy's Pasture and Simpson's PLaza (Lower level of the Union in case of inclement weather)

8:00-9:00 a.m. : Student  Registration

9:00-10:00 a.m. : Event Kick-off (Welcome, Keynote)

10:00 a.m. : Bus students to work sites

12:30: Libby Creek Original and Barbeque



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.


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. This year, on October 5th, 2013 University of Wyoming students will spend their Saturday morning completing service projects in the Laramie community. These jobs should last approximately three hours and can include raking, painting, window washing, yard work and much more. This is our way of saying thank you to the greater Laramie community for the countless support of our University.


Core Values:

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 entire community which supports the University. 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 such a unique project.

For Students:

The Big Event is an opportunity for UW students to say thank you to residents of the greater Laramie community for the support they provide to college students. Our goal is to make this a BIG EVENT so we can say a BIG THANK YOU. We encourage all students and faculty to participate in The Big Event. Registration is now open and will continue through September. Students may sign up as individuals, groups of friends or as organizations(RSO's ASUW, Greek Life, etc.)


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