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2013 Orientation - Students Cheering on the Green

The Big Event


This year “The Big Event” is scheduled to take place on April 3, 2013.  “The Big Event” is a nationwide day of community service when colleges and universities send teams out into the local community to volunteer.  Mitchell College will take part in “The Big Event” from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2013 and will begin with a kick-off BBQ on the Dining Hall Patio.

As a campus community, this is our opportunity to showcase our commitment to the New London community.   On behalf of the United Way Committee, I would like to encourage you to participate as a department, as students, or as individuals in this amazing day.

A list of sites where students, faculty, and staff can volunteer is written below.  If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up by Tuesday March 26, 2013 at 5pm.   Sign- up sheets will be listed outside of the cafeteria and groups of 10 will be able to sign up.  Each team will need to elect a team captain and that team captain will need to be indicated on the sign-up sheet.  Participants will need to find their own transportation to location and T-Shirts will be provided to all who volunteer!

Volunteer Sites:
BP of Learn (Off Campus in New London)
Safe Futures (Off Campus in New London)
OIC (Off Campus in New London)
UPC (Off Campus in Quaker Hill)
Gemma Moran Food Bank (Off Campus in New London)
Mitchell Beach Clean Up (On Campus at Mitchell)
Mitchell Woods/Little League Field Clean Up (On Campus at Mitchell)

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Knight at or 860-701-5335.