Staff Fest 2015

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staff fest games


Come join the fun as we celebrate Staff Fest on May 15, 2015!

This year's theme is Embracing the Past...Creating the Future!

Congratulations to Emory employee, Sonia Delbridge from Research Administration for coming up with the winning theme by entering our contest! Sonia wins a free Staff Fest t-shirt and a $25 gift card to Emory's Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The main event will take place from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm on the Quad, with games, music, dancing, and refreshments. Volleyball and the Fun Run/Walk begin at 11:00.

FOOD: Staff Fest does not provide a full lunch for employees. We have been very grateful to America To Go (ATG) for sharing their food vendors with us for the past two years. This year, ATG will have a table set up in Emory Information Central, but food vendors will not provide tastings this year. Staff Fest will provide some light refreshments including: hot dogs (beef and vegan), chips, ice cream, popcorn and coke products.

RAIN LOCATION: If rain, the celebration will move to the DUC, Lower Level Terrace (refreshments only).

REMINDER: Staff Fest is for current staff and retirees only. Family members will not be admitted.  



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Join your co-workers for the annual Staff Fest Fun Run-Walk that will kick off the day’s events! NOTE: THERE IS A TIME CHANGE AND A LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS YEAR - DETAILS BELOW.

The two-mile run/walk starts at 11:00 am at Asbury Circle (check in by 10:45 am). We have changed the route this year so that the run/walk takes place on campus and ends on the Quad where Staff Fest festivities take place. If you can't join the run/walk, we encourage you to come out and cheer on your co-workers as they go by.

Prizes will be awarded to top age group men and women with additional opportunities for other prizes as well.


arrow  VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTstaff fest volleyball photo

Ready to compete? Then the Volleyball Tournament is the event for you! We can accommodate 20 teams on 2 courts. There is a limit of 10 players per team (no more than 6 on the court at a time). 

Refereed games will take place from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm. All Team Captains must ensure at least 6 players are participating at all times during each of the games or forfeit.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams!


arrow  EMORY INFORMATION CENTRALemory information central photo

Learn more about Emory University's programs and resources by visiting Emory Information Central on the Quad. 

Many of the booths will have give-aways!





We encourage you to bring your own re-usable water bottle to Staff Fest this year. Staff Fest is in support of Emory's sustainability initiative and the effort to decrease the number of plastic water bottles on campus. There will be several hydration stations set up on the Quad. We will still offer bottled water by Dasani, but are asking employees to be conscious of Emory's sustainability goals and bring a water bottle if possible. Several vendors are donating free water bottles which will be distributed with the t-shirt sales while quantities last. A big thanks to the following vendors for donating:


arrow  COLLECTION FOR ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANKstaff fest food collection photo

The Employee Council is sponsoring a food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank during Staff Fest. One in an estimated 7.5 people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors. Please bring any non-perishable items that you would like to donate to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Barrels will be set up on the Quad.


arrow  STAFF FEST 2015 T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!2015 staff fest tshirts


Cost: $8 (Only EXACT cash or checks made payable to Emory University accepted)

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2X, (limited quantities in 3X and 4X)

Colors: Royal Blue, Purple or Maroon



1599 Clifton Road Building, First floor Human Resources
May 1st to May 14th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

204D Boisfeuillet Jones Building
May 5th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
May 6th, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
May 7th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm AND 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
May 12 & 13th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
May 14th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am AND 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The DUC Commons Area
May 13th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 14th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emory Children’s Center, 2015 Uppergate Dr., Suite 208L
May 5th to May 14th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Grady Hospital,, 2nd Floor
May 5th to May 14th, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm; and 2:30 to 4:00 pm