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The Ronald D. Herron Day of Service

The 2016 Day of Service will be held September 17, 2016, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Ronald D. Herron Day of Service is an annual event designated for Southern students, faculty and staff to gather in the local community and work side by side on service projects, benefiting New Haven neighborhoods and the greater New Haven community.  This event, which is now in its 10th year, fosters friendship, promotes service, and leaves a positive imprint on our community.

Rugby Team

Most of our sites can accommodate between 20-30 students and we do our best to accommodate all groups so they can travel and work together throughout the day. However, large groups may need to be separated in order to meet the needs of the community.  Students may register with their Inquiry class, a club or organization, or as an individual.  Placements will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  As many classes, included Inquiry classes, include the Day of Service in their course work, we will do our best to keep all students and their instructors together at sites.  Students that register as individuals will be placed at sites with groups.

Schedule for Day of Service


9-9:30 a.m.: Check-In in the Res Life Quad, Farnham Programming Space
Students will check in by swiping their Hoot Loot card.  During the check-in process, staff will verify that each student has completed an assumption of risk form.  Students will receive their event t-shirt, as well as a wristband that will include their site and bus number.  Once students have completed the check-in process, they will board a bus to the New Haven Green for the kick-off rally.
 
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Students will arrive at the New Haven Green
There will be lawn games, breakfast, an info tent, and music.
 
10:30-11 a.m.: Kick-off rally
What better location to kick off the 10th annual Day of Service than in the center of our city on the New Haven Green!  The Green will feature music, food, activities, lawn games, info tents and more!  Hang out and meet some new friends before the kick-off rally
 
The kick-off rally will feature opening remarks from SCSU and City of New Haven officials, as they inspire and energize students to make the most of this day.
 
11 a.m.-1 p.m: Students will board the bus and head to their service sites.
 
1-3 p.m.: Students will arrive back on campus, grab a bite to eat, and a sweet treat!

Sponsored by the SCSU Service Team and Student Government Association, in collaboration with the New Haven Police Department.