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Center for Student Leadership & Engagement, A Division of Student Life

Community Engagement @ New Mexico Tech

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The Big Event 2023
April 1
Big Event LogoDo Science, Do Engineering, Do Good.

It's New Mexico Tech's day of community service! This event gives NMT students and staff an opportunity to help and give back the City of Socorro.

Since 1982 The Big Event has become the largest
student-run community service project in the United States!


The Big Event 2023 Schedule
8:00 am - 8:50 am - Lite Breakfast & Opening Remarks
In front of Fidel Center (between Fidel & Workman)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Community Service
Sites: City of Socorro Trash Pick-up, and
Cottonwood Charter School Property clean-up
Transportation, gloves, and supplies will be provided

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch on the lawn
between the NMT Dining Hall & West Hall


2022, Number of NMT students, staff and faculty took part at 16 project areas 
2022, Hours of community cleanup service accomplished
2022, Pounds of recyclables were saved from going to the dump and 15 truck loads of trash were sent to the dump

Students posing during 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."


Coming Fall 2023
If you're interested in having your property cleaned contact us with the link below!

I want my property cleaned!

Center for Student Leadership & Engagement
Fidel 262