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Employee Appreciation Event

Updated October 4, 2023

Facilities Management's annual fall appreciation event is set for Oct. 11

Graphic illustration of a smoking grill and the text 'Employee Appreciation Event'

What: FM Employee Appreciation Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 11, corner of Leake Drive and Alderman Road (ROTC Lawn). The event will take place rain or shine. Two tents will cover the event area.

Who: This event is open to all current and retired Facilities Management employees. All FM employees can attend and enjoy for at least one hour, check in with your supervisor about the timing of your attendance to ensure coverage of work responsibilities.

Food: The lunch will feature a variety of food from Wahoo BBQ (owned by former Elevator team member Howie Brown) and include pulled pork barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, smoked turkey, veggie burgers as well as various side dishes, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and dessert from the Kona Ice truck.

Transportation/parking: Employees are asked to carpool in FM vehicles and park in the Facilities Management lot (behind the Leake Building) or in any of the three E1 lots — all vehicle traffic will be directed to Pratt Drive, no vehicles will be allowed down Leake Drive. Overflow parking is also available in the Zehmer Hall and JPJ parking lots. ADA parking will be available in the E1 Cemetery Lot.

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Alternative shift workers: Those working alternative shifts who will not be at work during the event's hours will receive a meal delivered either around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 or 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 (details sent directly to those staff members).

Activities: The event will include the return of the FM car/vehicle show plus a DJ and lawn games as well as tables featuring representatives from a variety of UVA employee resource groups.

Questions? Contact Emily Douglas at or (434) 906-5810.

About the author

Jane Centofante
Communications senior generalist
UVA Facilities Management
(434) 982-5846