Hardin-Simmons university was doing their part to help clean up.
More than 350 students at volunteered to help freshen up the Taylor County Expo Center.
University students worked with United Way of Abilene during their student orientation.
School officials said they think community service work is important to their student body.
Students said this Welcome Week event has made the transition to college a little bit easier.
"I've definitely made some good friends this week with all the stuff that we've been doing all the projects and it's been a lot of fun I like it a lot," said Adam Edwards.