The second annual UGA Staff Resources Fair will be held March 11 from 2-6 p.m. in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. Free parking will be available at the Tate Center parking deck.
Open to the UGA community, the event again is being organized and presented by the UGA Staff Council and the Staff Representative Group in the Division of Finance & Administration. Based on feedback from attendees, last year’s inaugural fair was a great success, according to Debi Chandler, an event co-organizer and chair of the F&A Staff Representative Group.
“We were amazed at the positive response of the UGA community to the inaugural Staff Resources Fair,” said Chandler. “It was exciting to see so many UGA faculty and staff interact with numerous resources they wouldn’t have had the occasion to engage with otherwise.”
This year’s Staff Resources Fair will bring together various on-campus partners who will provide information about services available to UGA staff.
“As many attendees learned last year, it can sometimes be difficult to fully grasp and have awareness of the wealth of resources available to UGA staff,” said Marie Mize, president of UGA Staff Council. “The Staff Resources Fair hopes to help staff realize all of the opportunities afforded to the UGA community in an engaging and fun way.”
In addition to talking with on-campus partners, fair attendees will have the opportunity to receive additional swag items as well as opportunities to be included in various drawings for prizes.
Last year, more than 50 UGA departments and more than 700 UGA staff participated in the fair. Organizers hope that this year’s event will be just as successful, as many on-campus partners have already signed on to attend the event.
Funding and co-sponsorship for the Staff Resources Fair is made possible through various groups including the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Dean of Students, the Terry College of Business, UGA Dining Services, UGA Transportation & Parking Services, University Housing and Bulldog Print + Design.