Events

Alternative Spring Break

Do you have a passion for helping the community?
Are you ready for a new adventure?

Make plans now to join the Office of Civic Engagement in during Spring Break as we head out to Alternative Spring Break!

Alternative Spring Break is an all-expenses paid, volunteer service project held during Spring Break each year. Past destinations include Hot Springs, Arkansas and New Orleans, Louisiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We partner with Community Collaborations International, a national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for volunteers to provide disaster relief, environmental service, and other services.

  • helped build new houses
  • worked at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • served meals at the Jackson House Crisis Intervention Center
  • distributed energy efficient light bulbs with Green Light New Orleans
  • explored historic Hot Springs and New Orleans
  • watched “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade”
  • cleaned up pollution with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade

The Big Event

Get ready for The Big Event, the biggest student-run, one-day service project in the nation!

The Big Event is an incredible way for LU students to come together for one day to say "Thank You!" to Southeast Texas through community service. Our Lamar University event is modeled after The Big Event created by Texas A&M in 1982.

Come to The Big Event and...

  • Show your Cardinal Pride.
  • Have a fun and fulfilling volunteer experience.
  • Earn service hours for your organization.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Big Event 2022 will take place April 2nd!

How do I join?

lamar university students holding paint rollers

  • The Big Event is open to the whole LU family - students, faculty, and staff!
  • Students, faculty, and staff can begin registering in February 2022.

What happens at The Big Event?

lamar university students in front of habitat for humanity house

  • Meet us at the Setzer Student Center for the Kickoff Party.
  • We'll hand out your tools, supplies, and assignments for the day.
  • Plus, we'll have free food and music to start your day off right!