Brigham Young University students will celebrate the end of the semester with service projects and activities.

From now through Saturday the BYU community will participate in Y-Days, a tradition which started in 1906 when students first built and whitewashed the first "Y" on the east mountain.Since then, BYU students have spent a portion of many springs in activities and service to the community.

According to Y-Days Director Liz Gardner, this year's events will involve more students, groups and activities than ever before.

The week will culminate in a mass service-project day on Saturday.

David Tate, service project coordinator, said, "We will plant trees, clean up and perform maintenance work in local parks. We will also do some cleaning and grooming on streets and in some of the cemeteries."

Students will also go door-to-door and perform small acts of service, such as washing windows or taking out trash.