Save the Date: Day of Service Sept. 30

Attention, faculty, staff and alumni: the third annual Day of Service will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 as the kick off to Homecoming and Family Day Weekend.

The campus-wide Day of Service will be in place of classes on Thursday, Sept. 30. Projects will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All traditional undergraduate classes are cancelled through 5 p.m. Evening classes beginning after 5 p.m. will meet as scheduled.

Service projects cover a variety of interests and issues, including hunger and homelessness; animals and the environment; community development and restoration; health, elderly concerns and special needs; and youth education and mentorship.

In the first two years of Day of Service combined, more than 2,700 Philadelphia University students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered more than 9,500 community service hours. Plan to volunteer and join with your peers and colleagues in making this year’s Day of Service the largest to date.

Project registration will begin soon. For more information on Day of Service, go to

There are several ways students will be able to participate in Day of Service activities:

  • A class or academic program
  • A club/organization
  • An athletic team
  • An individual volunteer

Students, check your syllabi to see if your professor is assigning a Day of Service project for your class. Also, if you are involved in a club/organization and/or an athletic team, check to see if your group is signing up for a project. If you will not already be committed to a project, you can sign up as an individual volunteer once registration is available.

Faculty and staff:
For faculty and staff interested in volunteering for service activities, registration will be available soon. If you have an idea for developing a service project, please complete the Project Proposal Form by Friday, Sept. 3.

Philadelphia University alumni in Philadelphia and other cities are encouraged to participate in service activities. Alumni can participate in organized activities on campus on Thursday, Sept. 30 or they can plan service projects in other areas or cities.

Volunteer projects have been organized and are available for alumni living in New York City and Southern California. For more information, go to

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