Staff Appreciation Week logoClick here to download our flyer, and post at your workplace.

A week of appreciation: by staff - for staff.

Staff Appreciation Week is inspired, planned and put on by a volunteer group of your staff peers; people who care and take time out of their regular schedules to ensure that this week of activities is a huge success. About a couple dozen of these people work hard over the course of six long months and are joined by another 200 volunteers on the day of Summerfest. Add to that over 3,000 of your staff colleagues who enjoy Summerfest, and the hundreds who attend events throughout the week (from the guest lecture to the walks), and staff get to take a well deserved turn in the spotlight. After all, we are part of an exceptional university—one that uncovers new knowledge, conducts groundbreaking research, and shifts the global conversation.

As UC Berkeley staff members, our fourth annual Staff Appreciation Week provides many opportunities to say thanks and recognize all that we do to make this possible! By staff. For staff.


A Week of Staff Appreciation

Special Offers All Week Long!

June 13th

  • Keynote Speakers: 
    Location: Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2050
    Time: 11:30am-12:30pm & 1pm-2pm

    11:30am - 12:30pm
    Prof. Mark Peterson - "Why Do We Want What We Want?  A Historian's View"
    The development, from early modern times to the present, of the spiritual and intellectual roots of the ever growing desire for an ever greater variety of things and experiences that characterizes modern life.

    1pm - 2pm
    Prof. Marc Hellerstein on "What Does It Mean to Be Well or Ill? The Future of Medical Diagnostics, Wellness Monitoring and Personalized Disease Prevention"
    The notion of each person actively participating in desired health outcomes and the integration of body and behavior.

    Note: Catch up on the Keynote Presentations On-Demand

June 14th

June 15th

  • Summerfest
    Food, games, entertainment, and more! Summerfest is a traditional and fun-filled time of staff appreciation.
    Location: West Crescent Lawn
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    NOTE: you must bring your Berkeley ID card to receive your t-shirt and food.

  • NEW! - Health & Wellness Documentary Short Film Series (co-sponsored by School of Journalism & School of Public Health)
    Location: BAMPFA, Barbro Osher Theatre

    Time: 2 - 3:30pm
    you must bring your Berkeley ID card for entry. 

June 16th

  • NEW! - Mindful Development
    Location: University Hall & Li Ka Shing Center
    Time: 12:30 - 4pm

    Professional development sessions for staff, featuring Running A Meeting, Multicultural Education Program, The Four Rooms of Change, Social Learning, Feedback, and Engagement for Higher Performance. See poster for full workshop details.

June 17th