Signature Center for Student Engagement Events


DogFest Walk n' Roll

Student petting a dog at event

A community celebration of volunteerism, civic engagement, and leadership, DogFest Walk n' Roll is our annual philanthropy event to raise funds and awareness for Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Give Tuesdays

Colorfull Coats hanging on a rack

#GivingTuesday is an annual one-day event on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is seen as one of the largest days of philanthropic giving year-round.

Volunteer & Community Service Events

Service Days

Students planting Trees
We organize several service days throughout the year. Each service day, the Center for Student Engagement works with various community partner sites in the community to set up volunteer opportunities for students. Transportation is provided, so students just have to sign up and come to campus to participate. These service days give you a chance to meet other students interested in volunteering and learn about a community organization, while supporting our community partners.  Our annual service days include; Martin Luther King Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day of Service, September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, National Make a Difference Day and Greeks in the Streets.

Family weekend Service Day

Parent and child at the quat

We help to coordinate two service days for families interested in volunteering at various locations in the community.

  1. Each April the Associated Students of the University of Nevada hosts Family Weekend, which is a time when students invite their families to visit town and participate in a weekend of activities.  We coordinate a service project for students and their families.
  2.  Each August the Center for Student Engagement collaborates with New Student Initiatives to plan and promote a service day for students and their families the weekend before fall semester starts.

Giving Tree

Big Pile of wrapped presents

This annual program is a collaboration between the Joe Crowley Student Union and the Center for Student Engagement. Each year, we select a community partner organization that serves local children in low-income families. Students have the opportunity to spread holiday cheer by signing up to purchase Christmas gifts for one child.

Democratic Engagement Events

National Voter Registration Day

Every year the Center for Student Engagement, in collaboration with ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada), puts together a voter registration event during National Voter Registration Day (fourth Tuesday in September).

People's State of the Union

Since 2015, the USDAC (U.S. Department of Arts & Culture) has hosted the People's State of the Union as an invitation to supplement the President's stories by coming together in our own homes, schools, houses of worship, and community organizations to share our own take on the state of our union.