UM Employee Appreciation Week


 This year, we'll have a week of activities to express our appreciation and gratitude for the hard work for UM employees. From April 23-27, 2018, join us for fun and relaxing activities, time with your colleagues and opportunities to celebrate the great work of the past year. Check back here for a full schedule of events. 

Employee Appreciation Week, visit the Employee Appreciation Week website.


The University of Montana acknowledges the value of its faculty and staff during UM Employee Appreciation Week, April 23 – 27, 2018.

Schedule of Events

Available Now  Send a Message of Gratitude!  Send an electronic message of thanks to a UM employee.  Go on-line here or type into your web browser.  Employees will receive the email on April 23.

April 23-24          Give a Note of Gratitude!  Supplies will be provided for students, staff, and faculty to write Thank You Notes to UM Employees.  Supplies will be available Monday and Tuesday in the UC Atrium, 10 am to 2 pm.

April 24                 Free Planetarium Open House! April 24th 11:30-1:30 PM, please register here. Reservations required in advance, please no walk ins.

April 24                 Open Play in the UC Game Room!   UM Employees and their families invited to play free in the University Center Game Room, Tuesday evening from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Pizza provided.

April 25                 UM Employee Appreciation Breakfast! Bagel Bar, Fruit, Coffee, Tea and Juice will be provided Wednesday morning from 9 am to 10:30 am in the UC Ballroom.  President Bodnar will speak at 9:20 am and we will honor our retirees and recognize UM Employee Award Winners.

Years-of-Service Pin Recipients will be able to pick up their pins Wednesday from 9 am to 3 pm in the UC Grand Foyer.

 Supplies for Thank You Notes will also be available in the Grand Foyer on Wednesday.

April 25                 Griz on Tap at Great Burn Brewing! Join the University of Montana Alumni Association and fellow University of Montana faculty, staff, alumni and friends for this month’s happy hour event from 5-7pm at Great Burn Brewing. Raise a glass and enjoy the atmosphere of this alumni-owned establishment. If you buy the beverage, we’ll provide the snacks and even a door prize or three!

April 26                 Self-Care Day!  Come by the University Center rooms 330 – 333 between 11 am to 2 pm for free prizes, and giftcards, crafts, games, meditation, yoga, coffee and tea.

  • One hour Yoga Sessions will take place at 11:30 AM and at 1:00 PM in UC 326/327. Bring your own yoga mat.
  • Chill Room in UC 333; 30-minute Mindfulness Exercise at 1:00 PM.
  • Seated 30 minute Yoga Sessions in UC 332 and Flexibility Station in Meeting Room Foyer:
    • 11:15 AM
    • 11:45 AM
    • 12:15 PM
    • 12:45 PM
    • 1:15 PM
  • Big Sky Break-out, Free Griz Card Employee Name Tags, Crafts, games, Costco Optical Care Station, Missoula Federal Credit Union, Women’s Club in UC 330/331.

Thank you Missoula Federal Credit Union for their generous sponsoring fo this day.


April 27                 UM Employee Movie Night! UM employees and their family are invited to attend the Walt Disney movie Coco in the UC Theater 7 pm to 9 pm.  Free popcorn and soda.  (Space is limited).

Thank you Missoula Federal Credit Union for their generous sponsoring fo this day.