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Staff Appreciation Week 2022

Staff Assembly is excited to host an in-person, Staff Appreciation Week in 2022! We want to thank you all for all the hard work you do and recognize all the hard work you have accomplished over the past year. This year, for the HEALTH of it, we wanted focus on activities related to wellness and health. We hope that you all will have fun engaging with these activities and remember to always consider your wellbeing here at UC Merced.

We also want to acknowledge and thank our sponsors this year!

Chancellor’s Office

Division of External Relations

Division of Management and Information

Division of Finance and Administration

Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts

UC Online


SAW Schedule of Activities May 16, 2022 - May 19, 2022

RSVP for All Activities HERE by May 13th


UC Move Challenge - Join us for a UC-wide battle of the UCs! Each UC campus will have a team and will compete to see which campus gets the most movement in by the end of the month.

Spots are limited so sign up now if you are interested! 200 spots are available for Team UCS Merced on the Walker Tracker app. Each campus’s team score is based on the overall average of all their walkers, so make sure you are ready to move and represent UC Merced! You will track your steps and movement through the WalkerTracker app.


Wellness throughout the Week

Meditation Hour - At your convenience

Check out and install the Calm App. Its free for UC Merced students, staff and faculty!

Staff Assembly has recommended a daily meditation from the Calm app. Please check these out at your own pace.


Open Swim

The UCMerced recreation pool will be free and open for staff and a guest to use during SAW. Please be prepared to present your catcard and sign waivers. See flyer for hours of operation.















Wellness Bingo

Throughout the week, Staff Assembly encourages you to pick a square, or several, on one of the wellness bingo cards and complete the wellness activity.



Monday, May 16, 2022

  • Meditation Hour 
    • Calm App: How to Meditate by Jeff Warren
  • 10am - 11am Yoga 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

  • 9am - Breakfast (Please RSVP here)
    • T-Shirt Giveaway - come get your free Staff Appreciation Week tshirt!
  • Campus Tours 
  • Meditation Hour 
    • Calm App: Train Your Mind – Vol. 1 by LeBron James 



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

  • 8am - 11:30am UC Walks 
  • 2pm - 4pm Ice Cone Social (Please RSVP here)
  • Meditation Hour 
    • Calm App: Quick & Easy – Mindful Walking, Get Energized, 60 Second Reboot

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • May Staff Assembly General Meeting - Register HERE
    • Location: ZOOM
    • Time: 9am-10am
  • Campus Tours 
  • Paint Day 
    • Location: California Room
    • Time: 2pm - 4pm
    • Meditation Hour 

      • Calm App: Afternoon Reset, Mindful Walking by Tamara Levitt 



    Friday, May 20, 2022

    • Staff Service Awards & Excellence Awards
      • Location: Dr. Vikram & Priya Lakireddy Grand Ballroom
      • Time: 10am - 11:30am
    • Staff Picnic (Please RSVP here)
      • Location: Dr. Vikram & Priya Lakireddy Grand Ballroom
      • Time: 11am - 1pm
    • Meditation Hour 
      • Calm App: Fall Asleep, Unwind and transition to a deep sleep. Choose a topic, relax, unwind. 

    Celebrating Staff Excellence Awards  


    CONGRATULATIONS to all 2022 Nominees!

    A list of the nominees can be found on here


    Celebrating Service Awards 



    CONGRATULATIONS to all the staff who are celebrating a milestone in their employment with the University of California. Your dedication is what continues to move our institution forward.

    A list of the honorees can be found on the Human Resource website