Public Service Week

Public Service Week, September 30 - October 4, 2024, is a time to highlight the contributions of UVA students, staff, and faculty to public service, outreach, community-engaged teaching, public impact research, and the pursuit of careers in public service, all at the heart of the University’s “great and good” mission.

Public service takes many forms across the university. If you or your group engage in public service and want to host an event to share and celebrate your progress, invite new participants, spark discussions, or support day-of service work, please be in touch! Funding is available for student-led events. 

What you can do right now:

  1. Want to receive updates about Public Service Week events? Sign up for our special PSW mailing list.
  2. Have an idea for an event? Fill out an Event Submission Form
  3. Want to talk with someone about planning an event? Email Ellen Blackmon at [email protected]
  4. Curious about past PSW programming? Check the bottom of this page!

Public Service Week 2024 Calendar of Events

Monday, September 30


Tuesday, October 1


Wednesday, October 2


Thursday, October 3

Faculty, Staff, and Community Partner Reception

Time TBA | Rotunda, Dome Room

With the Office for Academic Outreach: Faculty and staff, mark your calendars for the evening of October 3rd. We will host our annual reception in the Dome Room, and we ask that you extend an invitation (official invitation emails forthcoming) to community members and organizations who have played a part in your community-engaged teaching, research, public interest programming, and creative activities!


Friday, October 4