Auburn University will host Employee Appreciation Week from April 24-28, 2023. Employee Appreciation Week is held to honor the many thousands of employees – full-time, part-time, and temporary – who help make Auburn such a great place to work. 

Each day, a special event will be held to honor employees. Details are posted below. 

Photos Wanted!

Please share your Departmental Appreciation Day photos with us! We'd love to share them on our social media channels! You can email them to oruse #auappreciate when posting them on your social media accounts. 

Event Schedule

Several events and discounts will be offered throughout the week! Click on the links to learn more information about each event.

Monday on a calendar

4/24 - Marvelous Monday

Departmental Appreciation Day

Wednesday on a calendar

4/26 - Wellness Wednesday

Walk @ Lunch

Night at the Museum


Thursday on a calendar

4/27 - Touchdown Thursday

Football Complex Tours


Friday on a calendar

4/28 - Fabulous Friday

Departmental Showcase


icon of dollar bills

All Week - Super Savings and More!

Campus Dining

Campus Recreation

AU Bookstore

Pet Food Drive

Event Summaries

Departmental Appreciation Day
Monday, April 24* -- Hours vary by department

To kick off the week, departments and units are encouraged to recognize their employees with their own unique events. 

All events must adhere to Auburn University Spending Policies and Procedures.

A list of recognition ideas is available online.


* Some departments may schedule events later in the week. 

Samford Lawn Yoga
Tuesday, April 25, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Samford Lawn

All Auburn University employees and their family members are invited to participate in this free 45-minute yoga session.

All levels are welcomed and no equipment is needed. The first 10 participants will receive a free yoga mat!

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at M.W. Smith Hall room 117. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity is sponsoring this event.

Employee Recognition Program
Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m., The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

The following employees will be recognized at the program:

  • Spirit of Excellence recipients (Employees of the Year will also be announced.)

  • Year of Service recipients

  • Recent graduates

  • Supervisor Pathways graduates

Employees who are being recognized will receive an invitation to the program. A light reception will be held at the conclusion of the event. 

Walk @ Lunch
Wednesday, April 26, 11:45 a.m., Various locations 

Dozens of employees are expected to participate in one of the walks across campus. 

Walkers can meet at one of the following locations:

  • The Harrison College of Pharmacy

  • Facilities Management - Building 1

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine

  • The East Glenn Administrative Complex

  • Jule Collins Smith Museum

Each walk will take approximately 30 minutes. ACES offices and other off-campus units are also encouraged to host their own events!

Night at the Museum
Wednesday, April 26, 6-8 p.m., Jule Collins Smith Museum

The Jule Collins Smith Museum will be open late for gallery exploration and mindful making. University employees will also receive 10% off in the museum store (with AUID). Registration is encouraged and appreciated. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last.

Exhibitions on view:

Auburn is the international solo debut of Mr. Yasunaga, who will be in person for the event.

Football Complex Tours
Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 702 Biggio Drive, Woltosz Football Performance Center

Auburn Athletics welcomes Auburn employees to an Open House at the Woltosz Football Performance Center.

  • Employees are invited to take a self-guided tour through the new Woltosz Football Performance Center.

  • Door prizes will be available for those who attend (a winner will be drawn after the event and prizes will be delivered to employees after the drawing).

  • Parking is limited at the Woltosz Football Performance Center. Attendees are encouraged to travel together and park in the South Donahue Parking Deck or other parking lots at the corner of South Donahue Drive and Heisman Drive. 

Departmental Showcase
Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alumni Center
  • Campus programs and organizations will share information about their valuable work.

  • Email Sonya Dixon at if you would like more information on the Showcase, including details on how to participate.

  • Healthy Tigers will also provide screenings and COVID-19 boosters at the Showcase. Employee identification is required.

Super Savings
All Week

There will be two special offers for AU employees (Employee ID required):

  • The Edge and Tiger Zone will offer meals for $8.80 plus tax. (During the week, the employee can use the discount as many times as they would like.)

  • Campus Recreation will offer free admission to full-time faculty and staff, along with their spouses and partners. (While the offer is for unlimited visits throughout the week, access to the facilities is only allowed during operational hours. Spouses and partners must live in the same household as the employee.)

  • The AU Bookstore is offering faculty and staff 20% off of regularly-priced clothing and novelties for in-store purchases. No other discounts apply. The discount excludes textbooks, diploma frames, and technology products. The discount expires on May 5. 

Pet Food Drive
All Week

Employees can donate pet food and supplies for the Lee County Humane Society at the following locations:

  • Samford Hall

  • Duncan Hall

  • Melton Student Center

  • East Glenn Administrative Complex

  • Bailey Teaching Hospital (College of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Facilities Management Complex Building 1

  • Risk Management Building 9 (Facilities Complex)

  • Ingram Hall

  • College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

  • Harbert College of Business - Lowder Hall 101

  • COSAM- Science Center Classroom (SCC) Room 204 

  • College of Liberal Arts - Tichenor Hall 2nd Floor

  • Hargis Hall - Graduate School

You can also purchase items for the Humane Society via Amazon:

Last updated: 04/25/2023