Texas A&M University, TX


A community spirit of helping and giving fuels the largest single-day of service at any university in the country. (Credit: Judy Holman)

People from all over the world teach here, go to school here, live here and work here, making this one of the friendliest towns in the country. A small town with a really big heart and with the college here our students make this city one of the nicest places on earth to live.

Each year the university has one day called the “The Big Event” where 10,000 students help about 3,000 residents in College Station and Bryan (our sister city). The day is positive and the students are the best.

Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say “Thank You” to the residents of Bryan and College Station. For the past 33 years, Aggie students have participated in this annual event to show their appreciation to the surrounding community, completing service projects such as yard work, window washing, and painting for residents of the community. Although The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, our message and our mission remains the same: to simply say “Thank You.”

The Big Event is a proud member of the Student Government Association at Texas A&M, and a recognized student organization of Texas A&M University. A fundraiser by the local high school bands place Aggie Flags out for each home game during football season and what a pretty site to see all those flags flying in our neighborhoods and businesses, for those that participate. The Aggie spirit is throughout our city.

If you did not bleed maroon when you got here, it won’t take long as the Aggie Spirit is contagious!

The Big Event 2015