Change Day

What is Change Day?

Here at Andrews University we seek every opportunity to live out our mission -- Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, and Change the World. It’s with this mission in mind that we first began Change Day, a day inspired by the life of our namesake John Nevins Andrews. He was a scholar, single-parent and the first missionary of our church, and his life of service is an example for us all.

In 2017, our Provost, Dr. Christon Arthur conceived an extraordinary notion: a dedicated service day for Andrews University. As plans began, the Change Day Committee was formed out of the Andrews Community Engagement Council, and with the leadership of Desmond Murry, June Price, and Lorraine Polite. While collaborating with University faculty, and staff and the Campus Ministries Department, they orchestrated a day for our campus to give back to our community, to engage with our neighbors, and to be world changers right here in southwest Michigan. Since 2018, Teela Ruehle, the Center for Faith Engagement, and student leaders have taken on the coordination of Change Day as well as continued service projects throughout the year.

How do I get involved?

Sign up online starting Thursday, August 31. There are a variety of activities including painting, yard work, cleaning, demolishing, pressure washing and much more! Click to check out the sites that you can volunteer with! 

Day Schedule

Andrews University's seventh annual campus-wide Change Day is happening on September 14, 2023! Change Day is our way of giving back to the community through acts of service. Our motto at Andrews University is World Changers Made here. What better place to start change than at home?

8:30 a.m. Flagpole Area Get Breakfast & Check-in/Meet with your group/T shirt pick up/Group Photo
9:00 a.m. Program Pick up sack lunches, group photo, and head to buses, vans, cars 
10 a.m. Project Sites  Arrive at various service sites
1:30 p.m. Travel Travel back to campus
1-3 p.m. TBA

AUSA After Party!





"Change Day has taught me that changingthe world isn't about changing the entire world - it can mean just changing one person's world for the better." ~Olivia Joyce, Student

"I loved meeting and working with all the students who join me here on Change Day! Everyone worked incredibly hard and did an amazing job with the different tasks. I am so grateful for all of your time and help too! Thank you for this incredible blessing as our property looks so much better thanks to Change Day!" ~ Leah Alsbro, Forest Meadow Ranch


“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” ~ John 15:12


Coming soon! Meet our Team!