The Big Event

2023 outdoor volunteer locations have been canceled.

Due to forecasted rain, low temperatures, and high winds, all outdoor volunteer requests have been canceled.

Since 2006, The Big Event has provided volunteers for hundreds of residents of Lincoln as a way to say thank you for allowing the University to call Lincoln home. While we were so excited to continue this tradition of saying thank you, we also must keep our volunteers safe.

This decision was not taken lightly. In consultation with university administration, advisors, and National Weather Service meteorologists, the Big Event Team decided the weather was not conducive to outdoor work and maintaining students' safety.

We regret this decision has to be made, but we are committed to giving back to the community. We are confident that The Big Event will return next year better than ever before. Please fill out the form below to add your name to the priority information list for next year's event. This will ensure you receive all information regarding the Big Event as early as possible.

Again, we are so sorry we cannot fulfill your request. Please email with any questions or concerns.


The Big Event Team

The Big Event

One Big Day to give One Big Thanks

"Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community."

The 18th annual Big Event will occur on Saturday, April 15, 2023!



  Email for any questions or comments regarding The Big Event.


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