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Staff Appreciation Week 2023

April 24 – 28, 2023


Discounts for Days!!

Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28

  • April 24 – 28 is Staff Appreciation Week! In addition to the events that will take place that week, our partners at the VolShop are offering a 30% discount. That’s right! Present your Faculty or Staff ID and receive a 30% discount off gift and apparel items at any Vol Shop location from April 24 – 28, 2023. Ask staff about the few exceptions. For online purchases, enter code SAW23 during checkout at UTVOLSHOP.COM.
  • Call (865) 974-5161 to purchase discounted tickets to see Hair, the rock musical that started it all! Discounted performances are April 25-28 at The Clarence Brown Theatre.

Tunes on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 25 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Come by the Humanities Plaza to take a tuneful timeout from your day and relax with music, provided by a small UT-Student Jazz Ensemble, and grab and go afternoon snacks. We want to show our gratitude for our hardworking staff that keep Tennessee winning, by offering a few moments of relaxation and appreciation.

Mindfulness for Appreciation

Wednesday, April 26

  • Yoga at RecSports | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your yoga mat or just bring a towel and join us for a 45-minute yoga session at RecSports studio 11! This session is intended to create a union of the body, mind, soul, and universal consciousness and serve up a dose of mindfulness appreciation for YOU! This Yoga session will give you the option to explore what benefits Yoga has to offer and is a beginner course, so no previous experience required.

RecSports studio 11 is the rain location. Click here for RecSports parking info!

  • Virtual Meditation Session | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever thought of or wanted to try Meditation? Some benefits include, better breathing, brain power, calming of the nerves, it can even help increase focus & concentration.

Join us for a Virtual Meditation Session(s) over Zoom Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from either:

Online Office Games

Thursday, April 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for an hour of fun games with prizes for the winners! Prizes include tickets to baseball and softball games, tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre production of Hair, and licensed UT gear! This is a great time to enjoy some fun and friendly competition with colleagues. Join us for some laughter and loot!

Link to join the fun:

Picnic on the Plaza

Friday, April 28 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

McClung Tower and Plaza

Knoxville-area employees are invited to join Chancellor Donde Plowman for the Annual Picnic on the Plaza. Located at the McClung Tower and Plaza, come on out for some food and giveaways!

Picnic on the Plaza – University of Tennessee, Knoxville (