Staff Fest 2023

Staff Fest is an annual recognition event to say thank you to Emory University employees for their hard work throughout the academic year. It is always held the Friday after Commencement.

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The 45th Annual Staff Fest is back on the Quad!

Friday, May 12 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm


Staff Fest is for current Emory University staff, faculty and retirees only. We are unable to accommodate family members or non-University employees.


Staff Fest provides a free, full lunch catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q (including a vegan option). Serving starts at 11:30 and lunch will be served while quantities last.

There will also be ice cream and popcorn throughout the Quad.


There will be games, DJ/dancing, Fun Run/Fun Walk, Volleyball Tournament, Caricatures, “Chalk the Walk” Sidewalk Art Contest, and much more. Look for more details and registration to be announced in April.


2023 Staff Fest t-shirts are on sale now! Four colors to choose from (navy, sapphire, lime, or daisy), in all adult sizes. We are excited to offer a new online shop for purchasing your shirt this year.

  • The shop will be open through April 10
  • Pay with a credit or debit card (shirts are $10 each)
  • Ship to your home address (+$8.50) or pick up on campus
  • Shirts will be shipped the first week of May
  • Use your Emory email address when ordering & save your confirmation

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