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Staff Appreciation Week 2023

Staff Assembly is excited to welcome you to a week in the wilds of the campus and away from your desk. We have a week full of activities to celebrate your hard work over this past year and the achievements you have accomplished. Please join us as we CAMP NOW and WORK LATER!


Please select above to find the UTC!

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

Chancellor’s Office

Academic Personal Office

Division of External Relations

Division of Finance and Administration

Division of Equity, Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

Gallo Management Program

Human Resources

Office of Reseach and Economic Development

Physical Operations, Planning and Development

School of Natual Sciences

School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts

Student Affairs

UC Merced Library

UC Online


SAW Schedule of Activities May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023


Click Here for an interactive parking map!


Enjoy a gift from the UCM Bookstore!

UC Move Challange - Join us for the UC systemwide 4 week Summertime Challenge! Each UC campus will have a team and compete to see which campus gets the most movement by the month's end.

UC Moves Challenge Participants Info Sessions:

Information sessions for participants and/or those interested in participating in this year's UC Moves Challenge. An overview of the program, registration process, and creating/joining a team.


Friday April 28, 2023                                                  Friday May 5, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                                                    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting                                                     Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 829 7597 7146                                       Meeting ID: 881 5974 9687

Passcode: 885745                                                      Passcode: 631541


Wellness throughout the Week

Meditation Hour - At your convenience

  Check out and install the Calm App. It's 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.



Self-Guided UC Merced Hidden Treasures Tour

Have some free time during the day? Follow the UC Merced Hidden Treasures Tour to find all the hidden gems on our campus. Do it all at once, or visit a new treasure each day!

Guide and Map


Self Service Massage Chairs

Come in, sit back, and RELAX! All week there will be self-service massage chairs located in SE2 102 for staff to come and enjoy. You can reserve a spot on the events RSVP form, but they will fill up fast! Schedule now to book your on-campus R&R.


Open Recreation Events

Self Guided Art Tour and La Galería Sneak Peek



Virtual Gaming Days


Monday, May 15th 2023

Celebrating Staff Service and Staff Assembly’s Staff Excellence Awards - RSVP Here

8:30am - Doors Open  ♦  9:00am - Ceremony Begins

Meditation Hour

Paint Day

RSVP for Events Here


Tuesday, May 16th 2023

Campus Tours

Paint Day

Therapy Animals

Virtual Games

RSVP for Events Here


Wednesday, May 17th 2023

UCM Walks

Virtual Games

Ice Cone Social - RSVP Here

RSVP for Events Here


Thursday, May 18th 2023

Campus Tours

HR Team Building

Online Cooking Class

Floral Arrangment Workshop

RSVP for Events Here


Find the recipe in the flyer and click here to join Chef Anthony!

Friday, May 19th 2023

Staff Appreciation Picnic - RSVP Here

UC Merced Children's Opera