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About The Big Event

Every spring, over 6,000 students, faculty, and staff go out across the Norman and Greater Oklahoma City metro area for one day of service.  For the past seventeen years, students have participated 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.  This event is a completely student-run service project, allowing us to do our part for the community.

What makes The Big Event so big? Over 6,000 OU students, faculty, and staff volunteers. Almost 160 jobsites in a 40-mile radius. A budget exceeding $40,000. Ladders, shovels, and paintbrushes to supply a small army. This is all in one BIG service filled day!


Thank you sign from a jobsite