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students volunteering at the 2012 Big Event

Welcome to the Big Event, the University of Oklahoma's official day of community service.  Mission Statement: The Big Event strives to unify campus and community through one big day of service and gratitude.

North Oval Map

Join us for our North Oval ceremony at 9 am on April 11 for free breakfast and coffee, a speech by one of our jobsites, and more!  Refer to the map above to find where your group is meeting.

Supply Drop Off

Supply Drop Off

Please refer to this map when returnng supplies after the Big Event.

Help Line

If you run into any problems during the 2015 Big Event, please call our help line at (405) 325-5173.

Save the Date

The 2015 Big Event will be on April 11.  Students, we look forward to seeing you at 8:30 am on the North Oval for our opening ceremonies!

One Big Day, One Big Thanks, One Big Event

On April 5th, 2014, 5,557 OU volunteers went to 151 different jobsites around the Norman and Oklahoma City metro. Volunteers completed over 20,000 hours of community service on this day, making it the largest single-day community service effort in the state of Oklahoma. Thank you to everyone who made OU's Big Event 2014 a success!

We would like to thank our Big Event 2014 Sponsors: ConocoPhillips, Rudy's, The Ave, Kaplan, ID Solutions, University Silkscreen Second Wind, Fuzzy's, Chipotle, Sonic, Pickleman's, Classic 50s, Balfour, Target, and Embassy Suites. We would also like to thank our OU sponsors: Sooner Parents, Student Affairs, OU IT, Leadership Development & Volunteerism, Student Alumni Association, Office of the President, Office of the Provost and the College of Geology & Geophysics.


Big Event in Arezzo

Big Event in Arezzo, Italy

While the University of Oklahoma main campus was serving around Norman and Oklahoma City, there were also Big Events put on at the OU Health Science center, Schusterman Center, and abroad at OU in Arezzo. Below, OU students and community members put on Big Event in Arezzo, Italy.