Staff Fest

A time-honored tradition, Emory celebrates its staff each year on the Friday following Commencement with food and festivities on the Quad.

Staff Fest 2019

Staff Fest 2019 was held on May 17. Read all about it in the Emory Report.

Run Walk Race Results:

Join us for fun and food on the Quad! This year’s Staff Fest theme is One Emory – Engaged for Impact!

Note: Staff Fest is for Emory University employees and retirees only (family members are not permitted).

Fun Run/Fun Walk

As is tradition, the Fun Run/Fun Walk event will kick off the day's events! Whether you want to run, walk, or do a little of both, this event is for you. Open to all Emory employees. Location: Starts at Asbury Circle and ends on the Quad. Check-in by 10:15 am, race begins at 10:30 am.

Volleyball Tournaments

Do you have what it takes to win the gold? Put together your team, select a captain and register now. The volleyball tourney will take place from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm (refereed games) and can accommodate up to 20 teams, on two courts. Limit of 10 players per team. Volleyball registration has closed.

Other Activities

  • DJ and dancing
  • Zumba with the Blomeyer’s own Tanya Leake
  • Rock wall
  • Face painting, caricatures and green screen photos
  • Games: basketball hoop, cornhole, giant Connect Four, and football inflatable games


Staff Fest 2019 offers a full lunch catered by Jim ‘N Nick's Bar-B-Q. The food tent will open at 11:30 am and food will be served while quantities last.


Entrees: Chopped beef brisket and pulled chicken. Vegetarian: Black bean burger and grilled Portobello mushroom caps.

Sides: Fresh fruit, potato salad, vegetarian baked beans, and famous cheese biscuits.

Deserts: Cookies and lemon pie squares.

Beverages: A variety of Coke products will be available, generously donated by our partner, Coca Cola.

Snacks: Ice cream and popcorn provided on the Quad throughout the day.

Bring your own water bottle

To help Emory with its sustainability goals, we ask that you bring your own reusable water bottle. Refill stations will be available on the Quad. Your efforts will help us limit how many plastic water bottles we distribute. Also, please be mindful to dispose of your food waste appropriately. Thank you for helping make Staff Fest a sustainable event!

Staff Fest is a Zero Landfill Waste event, and we need help assisting attendees with properly sorting their waste into compost and recycle bins. If you would like to volunteer, sign up to be a Staff Fest Zero Waste Ambassador to keep Emory moving toward 95% diversion of waste from landfills by 2025.

Staff Fest 2019 T-shirts

Due to the popularity of this year's shirts, we have sold out.

staff fest 2019 shirts


Kay Manning

Manager, Recognition

1599 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30322