Frequently Asked Questions

What is the FAMU Day of Service?

The FAMU Day of Service will commemorate the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging alumni, faculty, students and friends in a “day on” instead of a “day off.”  The first ever FAMU Day of Service will be held on January 15, 2016, with additional participation days on January 16-18. The goal is to bring the FAMU family together to serve their local communities. The Day of Service also will serve as a catalyst for ongoing service by the University and alumni chapters.

I already volunteer in my community. Why should I participate in the FAMU Day of Service?

The FAMU Day of Service is a way for alumni and friends to connect with each other and their communities through service. It also will provide a singular opportunity for participants to engage in an historic day for FAMU as we collectively embody FAMU’s great tradition of service to others.

Who should I contact with a question about a particular service site?

Contact the Day of Service Site Coordinator listed for each site on the site description page. View Service Site listing.

What if there is no service site listed in my area?

Your Chapter Coordinator will have information about sites that may be near the area.  Contact them for additional information.  Also, continue to check this website for updates on newly secured service sites.

What if I have an idea for a FAMU Day of Service site in my area?

If you would like to suggest a local service organization for the FAMU Day of Service or organize a service activity at a local non-profit, contact the chapter coordinator for the FAMU Day of Service. Their information is listed on the site description for local sites. He or she will be able to advise you on next steps.

Who can participate in the FAMU Day of Service? Are children welcome? What about my friends who are not FAMU alumni?

Everyone is welcome to participate in the FAMU Day of Service.  The Day of Service is a wonderful activity for families and we are happy to have members of the extended FAMU community join us as well.

What if I need to register more guests than the registration form allows?

Please contact John Lee via email at or by phone at (850) 599-3861 to add guests beyond those provided for in the registration form.

What if I need to cancel or change my Day of Service registration?

On-line registrations cannot be edited via the web. You will need to contact Carmen Cummings at prior to the Day of Service to cancel your registration.

What if the site I want to register for is full?

Contact the Site Coordinator listed in the site description. Sites may have wait lists or cancellations.  There also may be an opportunity to expand the scope of the project if there is enough interest.

What if the service activity I registered for takes place outside and rain is in the forecast? Who do I call with questions or for information on alternate plans for the Day of Service?

Your Site Coordinator should provide information related to weather challenges for the Day of Service activities. They also will provide a contact number to call for any questions you may have about the Day of Service.

Who should I contact with other questions about the FAMU Day of Service?

The contact page lists a number of people you can contact with questions about the FAMU Day of Service.