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VSD 2016

Vincentian Service Day (VSD) is DePaul’s annual day of service where hundreds of students go out in the community to carry out the Vincentian mission. 

Each year athletes, scholars, staff, faculty, and more meet in the McGrath arena on a Saturday morning to get hyped for the day. This year the focus of our service was centered on homelessness. Several students shared their experience followed by an address from President Father Dennis Holtschneider

It is an event that is inspiring, fun, and reflects what DePaul is all about. I participated with the Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) and led our group along with my friend and fellow scholar Katie. We went to the Hermitage Community Garden​ in Englewood and helped pull weeds, lay mulch, and prep soil for planting. 

After our service was done, our group reflected on what we had done and how our time was spent. VSD concluded with a cookout that is usually in the Quad but because of weather was in the Student Center. There was hot dogs, music, games, and throwback pictures previous VSD events. It was time well spent!

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