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Work Days

Opportunity to Engage Alumni and Parents

Recognized House Corporations are encouraged to hold annual Work Days, typically prior to the start of the fall term. It is usually best for these to occur one or two weeks prior to the start of the term over a weekend so that undergraduates who plan to live in the house can participate alongside alumni.

The chapter and/or house corporation that is sponsoring the Work Day should identify potential projects at the end of the spring term and then develop a budget for materials. The budget should also include meals and snacks that are given to the volunteers. The date for the Work Day(s) should also be identified in the spring so that alumni have enough notice and are able to participate. Parents and family members of undergraduates should also be encouraged to attend.

Potential projects could include:

  • Painting
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Caulking
  • Cleaning
  • Landscaping
  • Re-striping the parking lot
  • Replacing wear items and consumables (ex: furnace filters, detector batteries)

If you have pictures, best practices, or development materials to help organize and manage your Work Days, please share them with CLVEN National House Corporation by emailing so we can make those resources available on this website.

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