Staff Service Recognition Program

Congratulations to Yale staff members who are celebrating milestone service anniversaries from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Twenty-five-to-fifty year employees were recently virtually honored at the Long-Service Recognition celebration in the Spring of 2020. To watch the 2020 Long-Service video, and view the yearbook, visit the Long-Service Recognition page

Long–Service Recognition Dinner

Staff members celebrating milestone anniversaries beginning at 25 years of service are invited to attend the Long-Service Recognition Dinner. This gala event is traditionally held in the spring at a large campus venue. Due to COVID-19, plans for the 2021 dinner have not yet been determined. Please check back in the next few months. 

Long–Service Recognition Slideshow and Yearbook

During the Long-Service Recognition dinner, a slideshow will display honoree photos. As a memento of the occasion, honorees will also receive a Long-Service Recognition yearbook that contains their photo. 35-year honorees and greater will also have an accompanying story about their service to Yale.

Service Anniversary Gifts

Beginning with the 10-year milestone anniversary, a wide selection of gift options is presented to honorees to select a memento of their time at Yale. Gift-ordering instructions for selecting a gift online, accompany the certificate of appreciation in the same envelope.

Gift selections include Yale-branded merchandise such as a Yale watch for 25-year honorees and a Yale chair/rocker for 30-year honorees on up. Jewelry and many other lifestyle gifts are also available. Shipping is via UPS to the honoree’s home address and typically takes four to six weeks for delivery.

In lieu of receiving a gift, honorees may opt to have a tree planted on Yale’s campus in their honor. This option can be selected in the online gift catalog. Twice a year, staff members from across campus along with Yale alumni partner with the School for the Environment to plant the trees in various campus location. Read more about the ongoing care of the trees from Yale Facilities.

Computer kiosks are available for ordering gifts located in the Employee Service Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. A representative will be available to assist in logging into the gift-ordering website.

Certificates of Appreciation

Every five years, beginning with five years of service to the university, staff members receive a certificate of appreciation at their home address in the month preceding their anniversary date.

For Supervisors

For each staff member celebrating a five-year milestone anniversary beginning with five years of service, supervisors receive an e-mail notification a few weeks before the honoree’s anniversary date. At that time, supervisors are encouraged to create an e-mail that will be automatically sent to the honoree on the anniversary date. Suggestions for honoring staff members are also included in the notification.

Supervisors of staff members celebrating 45 years or greater of service to the university will receive an e-mail invitation to the Long-Service Recognition Dinner.


To find out your anniversary date and years of service, view your personal information in Workday or contact Employee Services at 203-432-5552 or

Other questions regarding the program or event can be directed to Internal Communications at