About The Big Event
The Big Event started at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX back in 1982. Since it's inception, The Big Event has expanded to other universities across the country. Texas A&M University - Texarkana hosted their first annual version of The Big Event on April 8, 2017 and added the tag line - Eagle Pride City Wide (EPCW). The inaugural event boosted over 200 volunteers that clocked nearly 1,000 service hours.
EPCW is one big day, one big event and one big thanks to our community, Texarkana USA. This is simply our way of giving back to the community that supports our University. For one day, our campus community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and families unite to extend a helping hand. We rake yards, clean streets, rebuild parks, visit nursing homes, walk dogs, read to children, and much much more.
Mission of The Big Event
“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.”