On October 19, thousands of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students will come together for 'The Big Event.' In one day, more than 1,500 UL Lafayette students will complete hands-on service projects in an effort to give back by volunteering in local communities. Projects may include beautification and landscaping activities, painting, cleaning, building projects and other activities that support and improve the community. Any group or individual interested in submitting a volunteer project can register online at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org or by contacting Jennifer Shelton at 337-706-1217 or Jennifer.Shelton@unitedwayofacadiana.org.