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The Big Event is the University of Oklahoma's official day of community service! Volunteers participate in this event to show their appreciation to the surrounding community by completing service projects such as painting, yard work, and visiting with the elderly. 

What makes The Big Event so big? Every spring for the last 20 years, over 6,000 students, faculty, and staff have volunteered at over 200 jobsites in a 40-mile radius that encompasses Norman and the Greater Oklahoma City metro area. We have a yearly budget exceeding $20,000 and ladders, shovels, and paintbrushes to supply a small army. This is truly is one BIG service-filled day!