Staff Spirit Week

Staff Spirit Week (June 5-9) is all about celebrating our amazing Yale staff for the difference they make, across so many roles, and in so many ways. We invite you to explore each day’s themed activities and events. These include both in-person and virtual offerings.

At the heart of the week’s celebrations is Staff Appreciation Day. Join us Wednesday, June 7 on Cross Campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for food, fun, and the chance to connect with colleagues. Hope to see you there!

Check out the Calendar of Events below to learn more about the week’s activities.

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A Message From President Salovey

Dear Colleagues,

It is wonderful to celebrate Staff Spirit Week with you. The commitment and expertise you bring to work every day are what makes Yale such a vibrant and engaging community. It is only fitting that we take time to celebrate you. I am especially looking forward to seeing you at our Staff Appreciation Day event on Wednesday on Cross Campus.

As Yale’s staff, you contribute immeasurably to Yale’s mission. You advance and support research, scholarship, teaching, practice, and preservation that have the potential to transform society, deepen human understanding, and open doors to greater prosperity and well-being for millions. Simply put, you are vital to Yale.

On behalf of university leaders, thank you for all that you do. Enjoy the week!

With warm regards,

Peter Salovey
Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Calendar of Events

Click on each day below to explore activities and play our daily trivia challenge.

Monday: Sports & Games

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Who says life can’t be all fun and games? Explore some of Yale’s amazing athletics facilities, test your sports smarts with our Kahoot competition, and more, as we kick off the week.

Tuesday: Arts & Architecture

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Whether you’re into drama or sculpture, Gothic or modern, rare books or the latest best seller, Yale has something for everyone around every corner. Come explore with us!

Wednesday: It’s Staff Appreciation Day – time for Food & Fun!

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It’s time to celebrate YOU! Join us on Cross Campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for food and fun. We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday: Traditions & Treasured Collections

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When you’ve been around for 300-plus years, you’re bound to have some cool traditions, interesting collections, and amazing artifacts. Check out some of Yale’s fascinating spaces and stories.

Friday: Nature & Nurture

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As we head into the weekend, what better way to start to unwind than to enjoy a spot of nature or a quiet moment of mindfulness? It’s a great way to wrap up Staff Spirit Week!

Recognition Resources

Our Ycards and chat stickers are a great way to reach out, connect, and celebrate during Staff Spirit Week.

Use our special “Staff Spirit Week shoutout” Ycard to show colleagues how much you appreciate them. It’s available in the Ycard library. Reach out and make someone’s day!

Chat stickers
Show you spirit and have a little fun with our chat stickers. Whether it’s “Out of this world” or “You rock,” chat stickers add a special touch and spread a little joy.