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We need U for Employee Appreciation Day

This year’s Employee Appreciation Day (EAD) will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 10 am – 2 pm at Rice-Eccles Stadium. University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute and U of U Health faculty and staff (including student staff) are invited to attend! Employees must bring their U card employee ID badge in order to enter the event; student employees without a Ucard should email so employment can be verified and permission to attend be granted.

Volunteers needed

Volunteering at EAD is a great way to meet fellow U of U employees! Volunteers are asked to work one- to two-hour shifts and will receive a volunteer T-shirt. If your schedule allows for you to help at EAD, please click here to sign-up to volunteer. This sign-up form will close on Friday, August 18.

Activities & entertainment

Virtual photo scavenger hunt

This year, all University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute and U o f U Health faculty and staff (including student staff) are invited to participate in our virtual Employee Appreciation Day (EAD) photo scavenger hunt through Goosechase!

While all U of U employees are invited to play, this is a great opportunity for work-from-home/virtual, out-of-state or out-of-country employees to participate in EAD; it’s also a great chance for employees who can’t make it to the in-person EAD event to participate as well! This activity will be available to play during EAD Week: September 25 – 29, 2023.

We encourage you to check out our Goosechase website (CIS login required) to learn more about how Goosechase works and instructions on how to sign-up!

In-person activities

  • Free pizza and dessert!
  • The return of Flashbacc the Band! This cover band will have you groovin’ to the classic rock sounds of the 60’s and 70’s! Read more about Flashbacc!
  • Print & Mail Photo Booth! Take commemorative photos with your friends and colleagues against U of U backdrops!
  • Live juggling entertainment presented by master juggler, Tanner Alder!
  • Receive a custom and unique-to-you poem printed on vintage typewriters courtesy of The Poem Pros! Read more about The Poem Pros!
  • Temporary Airbrush Tattoos! Rock your U of U spirit with a nonpermanent tattoo!
  • Flu Shot Clinic
  • University of Utah Public Safety K9 Unit Demonstrations! Watch highly-trained canines perform explosive materials detections! Read more about K9 demonstrations at EAD.
  • Hooked on Books! Browse through donated books, CDs, DVDs, etc. for an EAD souvenir!
    • If you would like to donate your old books, CD’s, DVD’s, etc. to Hooked on Books, there are drop-off donation boxes located at the Marriot Library, the S.J. Quinney College of Law Library, Eccles Health Sciences Library, Campus HR’s downtown office, U of U Hospital, the College of Humanities, and the Physics Department.
  • Field activities, including:
    • The ever-popular football field goal kick! Embody your favorite Utes player and see if you can score a field goal!
    • Challenge your friends to a game of corn hole, giant Jenga or giant Connect Four!
    • Putting with the Police! See if you can score a hole-in-one using a comically large golf putt alongside the U Police!