Let’s celebrate our exceptional staff and accomplishments over the past year! Our Recognition Days activities include both in-person and virtual events that engage staff in the vibrant WashU campus and St. Louis community. Please click on an activity for descriptions and registration information.

Recognition Days would not be possible without out campus partners. HR would like to extend thanks to those who helped make these events possible: Sustainability, Wellness Connection, MyWaytoHealth, Danforth Staff Council, WashU Libraries, WashU Recreation, and University of Health Sciences.

Wellness Events

Annual Health Screenings (onsite and virtual)

Visit our well-being team and get to know your numbers! Many screening opportunities are available throughout the year or you can choose to complete your screening off-site. Our Thrive team will be at the below two events to says thanks to our employees with a coffee/tea voucher so make sure to stop by!

  • Danforth Campus; Umrath on June 7
  • School of Medicine; EPNEC on June 15

Register Now!

BearFIT Classes (virtual)
Mindfulness: The Basics – Wednesdays at Noon, (virtual)

Move Into Mindfulness:The Basics is the first half of the Mind Body Stress Reduction Series where we gain mindfulness skills of holding our attention in the present moment with kindness and learning to let go of judging and striving as we explore and experience the body-centered practice of Mindfulness. 

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness techniques: Breath Awareness, Body Scan, Sitting Meditation, Mindful Movements, Mindfulness of Physical Sensations, and Mindful Eating 
  • Exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life 
  • Daily home practice suggestions for formal & informal practices 

Wednesdays at noon, virtual

Register Now!

MyWaytoHealth Cooking Demo: Fuel First (virtual)

Fuel First, How to Fuel for Movement

This Wellness Workshop will empower participants to choose foods that support their bodies and physical activity objectives. We will also discuss the importance of hydration as we head into the summer season. 

Register now! 

Take advantage of our crop box program for access to fresh, healthy, and seasonal foods while also supporting a local and minority owned business!

Learn more and sign up here. 

Outdoor Yoga (onsite)

WashU’s Wellnes Team is partnering with Sumers Recreation Center to offer a yoga class on the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses. Take some time for yourself or grab a teammate to stretch, breathe, and relax. Bring a water, a yoga mat or towel, and dress comfortably.  

  • Medical School campus: June 2, 2022
    12 – 1 p.m.
    at the Farmer’s Market (Outdoor quad located by University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy)
  • Danforth campus: June 1, 2022
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Tisch Park

Campus Culture

Become A WashU Champion

Advocate for a workplace culture of well-being in your department!

Museum Tours (virtual)
  • Counter/Narratives
    (Re)presenting Race & Ethnicity: You can read more about the exhibition in this blog post, but probably the part that stands out most about this exhibit is the original (very large) Kehinde Wiley painting.
  • Bound for Beauty
    This exhibition features some of the most beautiful books in our special collections. This exhibit is in the Ginkgo room, but also right outside of the room is a display case that features some beautiful books from our mini books collection, which people always really love! The mini books in that display case are also featured in this digital exhibition. 
Sustainability Tours (onsite and virtual)
  • School of Medicine: May 26, 2022 (meet at Central West End MetroLink Station)
    12 p.m.
  • Danforth Campus: June 3, 2022 (meet at the bottom of Brookings Hall steps)
    11:30 a.m.
WashU Farmer’s Market (onsite) 

Dates: 5/26 and 6/2 
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

DIY: Make your own reusable bag with an old t-shirt! (team or individual) 

New outdoor location! The WashU Farmer’s Market will be outdoors on the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Quad, steps away from where the market was previously outdoors.  

Campus Bookstore “Recognition Days Coupons”

The Campus Bookstores are offering employees 20% off one entire gift and clothing purchase through May 27.

Employees who purchase in-store and present their WashU ID will be entered into a raffle prize for a $50 campus store gift card. A WUSTL email is required to win and winners will be notified on Tuesday, May 31.

Caring for the Community

Help Feed Kids in the Community (onsite, May 24)

Operation Food Search Food Drive May 24

  • Danforth Campus Employees: The Danforth Staff Council is partnering with Operation Food Search to collect and donate food items for kids in the St. Louis community on May 24. Drop off your items from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danforth University Center (DUC), room 248. Here is a list of most needed items.
  • School of Medicine Employees: WashU Human Resources is partnering with Operation Food Search to collect and donate food items for kids in the community on May 24. Drop off your items at the MCC Link Metro Garage entrance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the blue bin as you enter the Link walkway. Here is a list of most needed items.
Virtual Opportunities