Staff Appreciation Week 2018 is taking us back in time to the age of big hair and shoulder pads. From May 15 through 18, we’ll celebrate staff and their contributions to the University of California’s newest campus ’80s-style. Events and activities for Professional Staff included in details below.
We appreciate staff all year long and during the annual Staff Appreciation Week, we are especially stoked to the max to make all staff feel rad. See the list below of totally awesome activities. Be there or be square.
All activities are free of charge. If you see a $0.00 commerce item related to an activity or event, it is to assist us with registration limits.
Please bring your CatCard to all activities.
T-Shirt Pickup Information
T-shirts can be picked up in Lantern on Monday, May 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Tuesday, May 15th during Staff Breakfast in KL 355.
Tours fill up quickly. If you reserve a space for any tour, arrive early; your space may be given to a “stand-by” participant at the tour start time. If you can’t make it, please notify Melanie Cooper ahead of time at email@example.com.
Those who are interested in tours that are full can show up as “stand by” participants and take the spaces of those who don’t arrive by the meeting time.
Parking will be relaxed in Bellevue Lot only from May 15th through May 18th, 2018.
We encourage Staff to carpool.
80's Week Bash Office Decorating Contest Guidelines
Voting Now Open - Please click here to vote
The deadline to vote in this contest is Friday, May 18th at 11:00 AM.
Staff Assembly invites all Staff members and departments to have fun and bring out any memories from the 80’s starting 5/15/18 through 5/17/18. Perfect time to reflect how far we have come as individuals and what the future holds for UC Merced. Dress up your department with your favorite décor for a chance to win. Voting will take place online and winner will be announced during the Staff Appreciation Picnic.
Voting criteria for the prize will be based on the following:
Bobcat Trivia Guidelines
Please click here to enter Bobcat Trivia
The deadline for completing this challenge is Thursday, May 17th at 2:00 PM.
To enter a drawing for prizes and show your UCM trivia prowess, complete any 15 of the 25 tasks below. You get no bonus points for extra answers, so choose wisely! (If you answer more than 15, only the first 15 will be checked.)
All winning participants will be entered into a drawing for totally awesome prizes during the Staff Picnic on Friday. You do not need not be present to win! Because it takes more effort for a single person to turn in 15 correct answers than for a team to do so, “tickets” for the drawing will be distributed thusly:
- Winning team of 3 or more – each team member gets 1 ticket
- Winning team of 2 – each person gets 2 tickets
- Winning team of 1 – individual gets 3 tickets
Party Like it’s the 1980’s Photo Gallery
Share your photos with us
- Go to Staff Appreciation Week 2018 album
- Drag your photos & videos or browse your computer
- For mobile users, you will see Add Photo
- Once you click on Add Photos, it will allow you to “Take Photo or Video” or access your photos in “Photo Library”
- Once you upload your image(s) and it's completed uploading them, you will get a message saying “Hooray! That’s # happier photo. :)
- Click on Done
- You will be redirected to the gallery
During Staff Appreciation Week 2018, please use #ucmsaw2018.
Tuesday, May 15
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM | KL 355
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Meet at main Reserve gate (corner of Ansel Adams Road and Ranchers Road)
12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM | Meet by the central staircase in the 2nd floor lobby of COB2
Central Plant/Tunnel Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Meet at the SE2 Breezeway
Wednesday, May 16
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Various Locations
- Campus - Meet at the Dinning Center
- Downtown Campus Center - Meet in the Lobby
- Castle - Meet at the Main Entrance
- Fresno Center - Meet in the Front Lobby
- Promenade - Meet in the Lobby
11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM | Meet by the central staircase in the 2nd floor lobby of COB2
Ice Cream Social
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | DCC Lobby, Scholars Lane outside KL
Thursday, May 17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Various Locations
Community Garden Tour
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Meet at the Community Garden (behind Valley Terraces adjacent to Ranchers Road)
11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM | Meet by the central staircase in the 2nd floor lobby of COB2
Central Plant/Tunnel Tour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Meet at the SE2 Breezeway
Friday, May 18, 2018
Vernal Pool Walking Tour
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Meet at main Reserve gate (corner of Ansel Adams Road and Ranchers Road)
Community Garden Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Meet at the Community Garden (behind Valley Terraces adjacent to Ranchers Road)
Staff Appreciation Picnic
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | COB2 Quad