Employee Appreciation Week 2024 – February 28 thru March 3, 2024

It is the big and little things that you do!

You've been hard at work all year long and this week, we recognize your dedication to our university community!

Employee Appreciation Week is happening February 28-March 3, 2024. Below is a rundown of all we have in store for you this week: 

  • FREE Breakfast Tacoand #1 University in Texas swag from 9 AM - 10 AM (While supplies last) hosted by Staff Senate at the following locations:
    • Thursday, February 29
    • Friday, March 1
      • Brownsville Student Union (BSTUN), El Comedor
      • Harlingen Clinical Education Building (HCEBL), Room 1.100

  • During Breakfast Taco Events at each location...
    • Express yourself and boost your well-being by stopping at the art corner to create a collage! Hosted by The Office of Human Resources.
    • FACT: Simple, playful and intuitive art activities can encourage mindfulness and relaxation!

  • Get 50% OFF Tickets to ANY Basketball OR Baseball game between February 28 and March 3 using code: FACSTAFF at GoUTRGV.com/Tickets. (Courtesy of UTRGV Athletics)
    • Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 6:30 PM Baseball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
    • Thursday, Feb. 29 @ 6:30 PM Women's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon
    • Friday, March 1 @ 2 PM and 5 PM Baseball vs. Austin Peay
    • Saturday, March 2 @ 2 PM Women's Basketball vs. California Baptist
    • Saturday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM Baseball vs. Austin Peay
    • Sunday, March 3 @ 12 PM Baseball vs. Austin Peay

  • 20% OFF one (1) Apparel or Gift Item from the UTRGV Campus Stores
    • To redeem the 20% discount, follow these steps below. Once activated, the coupon is valid for 7 days.
      • Go to  Coupon-20.com
      • Enter your UTRGV email address
      • Enter access code 1618
      • You will receive an email with coupon information to redeem your discount:
  • FREE InBody Assessment with University Recreation from February 28 - March 1 Contact UREC for an appointment via recfitness@utrgv.edu. Available at EUREC/BUREK facilities.

  • FREE Tickets to UTRGV Jazz Ambassadors concerts on Wednesday, March 6 (Edinburg) & Monday, March 25 (Brownsville) Courtesy of College of Fine Arts
    • UTRGV employees can claim up to five (5) tickets through Showpass 



Bravo Vaqueros 

The divisional Bravo Vaqueros Spirit Award will be presented to the corresponding UTRGV division earning the highest percentage number of eligible Bravo Vaqueros submitted to the Bravo Board. The award will be announced during the annual Employee Service Recognition event in the Spring. Qualifying Bravos posted on the Bravo Board between September 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024 are eligible. 



Employee Wellness - Living Well 

Visit UT Living Well Platform powered by Limeade.This Living Well platform offers various well-being resources including wellness assessment, wellness videos, activities, communication board, and a one-stop location for UT System employee benefit resources, services, and platform tools. Take charge of your wellness goals and enhance health awareness. With the app, you can do it from anywhere!Start with your wellness assessment and visit the UTRGV channel.To get started and earn points, visit:ut.limeade.com 


UTRGV Proud to be Tobacco Free 

UTRGV is committed to promoting the health, well-being, and safety of UTRGV students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Visit the website for more information on Tobacco Cessation Resources, Awareness and Prevention. 


Mother-Friendly Worksite Designation 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers the Nursing Mother Suites to all faculty, staff, and students who need a private, secure, and sanitary location to express breast milk and to provide a comfortable and quiet location to breastfeed a child. The university supports women who are balancing work and study commitments with their needs as mothers of young children. Visit the website for more information and to learn how to obtain a Mommy Card. 



Employee Wellness Listserv 

Staff and Faculty are invited to sign up to receive UTRGV employee wellness email communications, resource information, and invitations to great events throughout the year.

Subscribe by submitting your UTRGV email to EmployeeWellness@utrgv.edu 



Wellness Champions 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley supports the health and wellness of faculty and staff by providing programs and resources to make healthy choices and foster a culture of wellness. Wellness Champions facilitate health and well-being awareness, education, and engagement support in wellness initiative activities and programs. Visit the webpage to meet your Wellness Champion. 


Wellness Workshop/Presentation Request 

Employee Wellness provides informational opportunities on the diverse wellness programs available, well-being educational resources, and ongoing engagement activities. Scheduled activities and presentations are announced on UTRGV Messenger. Group presentations and workshops to enhance employee wellness and development may be requested online by completing the Wellness Workshop/Presentation Request Form. 





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