September 21, 2023

UMW Virginia Public Service Week Celebration, May 14-17


Weekly Activities sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C), Human Resources and Campus Recreation

Celebrating – Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17

Virginia Public Service Week is a specific time set aside to provide the opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the great work our employees do each and every day.

The week of May 5 to 11 is the OFFICIAL Virginia Public Service Week! However, we are going to celebrate a week later in hopes we will have more employees join in the festivities.


SPECIAL EVENTS the WEEK of Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17

Monday, May 13 – Employee Appreciation Day Holiday
Enjoy the day off!


Tuesday, May 14  

TRIVIA Tuesday – How much do you know about UMW? Try your hand at answering the VPSW Trivia questions. Participants will have the opportunity to win a prize!

Stafford Campus – ICE CREAM – HR will visit the Stafford Campus at 2:30 in the Atrium of the South Building for ice cream!


Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mary Wash Wednesday – dress in your very best UMW swag

Games with SAC & the Ribinator will be on campus – Come out to Ball Circle to enjoy some fun activities with SAC. Participants will have the opportunity to win a prize! The Ribinator Food Truck will be on campus parked near Virginia Residence Hall. Their average meal is $9. (Rain location for SAC Games: UC Living Room area)


Thursday, May 16, 1 to 3 p.m.

Splurge Thursday – Fredericksburg Campus – ICE CREAM! We will be at Ball Circle to hand out ice cream (Rain location: UC Living Room area)


Friday, May 17

Fan Friday – We are lucky to work with a wonderful bunch of colleagues. Take a few moments to tell the UMW community about someone who makes UMW extra special. Participants will have the opportunity to win a prize!

Mindfulness Class – 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Taught by Bill Brooks at the HCC Garden (front area near stairs). Learn about mindfulness and the benefits of practicing it. (Rain location: Team Room 6 in Goolrick Hall)



Two lucky employees will be the daily winners of $25 prizes during VPSW. A random drawing will take place and the two winners will be notified by email.


Did you know?

Washington Nationals Federal Workforce Day vs. New York Mets is May 14, 2019!

The Washington Nationals are proud to show their support for our nation’s hardworking public servants throughout the year. The government coupon code can be used to purchase discounted tickets to most of their home games during the 2019 regular season. Fill out the form to receive the code via email: Washington Nationals Federal Workforce Day Form

We appreciate your sharing this announcement and flyer with employees in your department who may not have access to email. If you have any questions or need additional information or assistance in order to attend any of the events above,​ please contact Terri Arthur at 540-654-2051.