Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week is BACK in 2022! 


Here is the schedule of events for March 21 - March 26.

Monday, March 21st

  • 1 Free Beverage up to $5 at Student Union Starbucks (Money will be placed on Employee ID card)
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM Yoga at Cypress Room, UC 

Tuesday, March 22nd

  • 7:00AM-8:00AM Sunrise Yoga, Front Lawn (Meet in front of West Hall)
  • 11:30AM-1:30PM Taco lunch & drink with Employee ID, Nevins lot
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM Zumba at Student Rec Center 

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • 7:30AM-9:30AM Free Breakfast at Palms Dining with Employee ID
  • Noon to 4 PM – WELLNESS WEDNESDAY Destress Activities, Odum Library First Floor Atrium and Rm. 1604
    • Meditation Station for a 20-minute session (12 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30).
    • FREE chair massage. Sign up here.
    • Variety of activities happening in Rm. 1604.
    • 30-minute history tour led by VSU Archives.

**For Wellness Wednesday events, please work with your supervisor to ensure you and everyone in your office has a chance to enjoy these activities.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week Wellness Wednesday Events

 Thursday, March 24th

  • Cookie delivery to all departments
 Friday, March 25th
  • 11:00AM-2:00PM Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch and Activities with Employee ID in PE Complex (*Vegetarian options available)

 Saturday, March 26th

  • 1:00PM-4:00PM VSU Community Fun Day at Student Rec Center
    • Join us for this FREE event for staff, faculty and their families. Enjoy pool activities, kayaking, rock wall climbing, yard games, basketball and more!

All Week:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Daily Prize Drawings (All Employees automatically entered)
  • Appreciate your colleagues and submit an “I Caught You Caring”

Scavenger Hunt Information

Scavenger Hunt Rules and Information


  • All pictures must be sent together in one email.
  • Selfies are allowed.
  • Pictures must be emailed to specialevents@valdosta.edu by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 24, 2022.
  • Feel free to post your pictures on social media with #VSUhunt, but that DOES NOT enter you into the drawing. The only way to enter the drawing is to email all five pictures in one email to specialevents@valdosta.edu.
  • All entries sent will be entered in the drawing to win.
  • Your name will go into the drawing again for every bonus picture submitted.
  • 3 lucky winners will be announced on Friday and will receive great prizes!


Here are some pictures from all the fun in 2021. 

Picture at the Taco Truck

Picture 1: Employees posing in front of the Taco Truck on Taco Tuesday. All employees got free tacos. 

Blaze poses with some faculty and staff

Picture 2: Blaze poses with some VSU employees. A picture with blaze was one of the hunts for the week-long Scavenger Hunt. 

Cupcakes for Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week

Picture 3: Every VSU employee was able to get a free cupcake during Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week. They got to choose between chocolate and vanilla. 

Employees enjoy food from the Shrimp Box Truck

Picture 4: The Shrimp Box Truck brought free fish, shrimp, or chicken options for all employees on Admire Your Fire Friday. They were a hit!

 Sheet sign that says Faculty & Staff Appreciation

Picture 5: Signs were hung up around campus during the week to thank all our Faculty & Staff for all their hard work. 

 Waffles Wednesday during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week

Picture 6: Wonderful Wednesday started with free waffles in Palms Dining Center, and that's not all. All employees were treated to a full breakfast. 

Picture showing support for Faculty and Staff from the Bookstore

Picture 7: All day on Thank You Thursday, all employees were given 30% off one item at the VSU Bookstore. Many took advantage of the great discount.