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National Student Employee Appreciation Week takes place every year during the second full week of April. This week is an opportunity for institutions to recognize student’s employees for their vital contributions.
At UK, more than 5,000 students work on campus and play a key role in the success of daily operations. UK Human Resources has partnered with the Office of Student Success in sponsoring Student Employee Appreciation Week events. We hope student employees will join us to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Monday: Free Cookies and Lemonade; Trivia

Cookies and Lemonade: Student Employees are welcome to stop by and grab free food and to go or stay and learn more about the services offered through the MoneyCats. Cookies and lemonade offered while supplies last.  Please RSVP to this event.
Location: Cats Den at the Gatton Student Center Room, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY

When: Noon - 1:30 p.m.


Trivia: Trivia Night hosted by HR Student Employment at the Young Auditorium in the W.T. Young Library. Test your knowledge and win exciting prizes, including gift certificates from Breakout Games, Battle Axes, and Chick-fil-A.

Location: William T. Young Library Auditorium

When: 4-5 p.m.


Tuesday: Free Donuts

Drop-in event with Federal Work Study. Located at the Study Central at the Boone Center. Enjoy delicious donuts generously donated by North Lime Donuts. Stop by or stick around and learn about job opportunities from FWS and Student Employment. Please RSVP to this event.
Location: The Study Central at the Boone Center, 500 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

When: 10-11 a.m.


Wednesday: Free Pizza; Refocus Workshop

Free Pizza: Join us at the Stuckert Career Center for a Drop-in Event with pizza donated by Jet's Pizza. Swing by room 101 for a slice, and don't forget to grab a free T-shirt from the Career Center too. Learn more about the services offered by SCC while enjoying some delicious pizza!

Location: Stuckert Career Center,  408 Rose St, Lexington, Kentucky

When: Noon - 2 p.m.


Refocus Workshop: This workshop is a great opportunity to explore your work and study habits and understand the obstacles that prevent you from staying on task. You will go over what makes it harder to focus, learn about common strategies to increase focus and improve habits, and establish some adaptive approaches to getting your work done.

Location: via Zoom

When: 4-5 p.m.


Thursday: Free T-Shirt

Student Employees are welcome to stop between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick-up a free Student Employee Appreciation Week T-shirt! T-shirts are available at three different locations on campus listed below. T-shirts available while supplies last, please RSVP to this event.
Locations are:
HR Student Employment Office
111 Scovell Hall
670 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40508
The Study Central
Boone Center
500 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Res Life
Frazee Hall
406 Administration Drive
Lexington, KY 40508


Friday: Raffle Giveaways; Game Night at the Cornerstone

Raffle Giveaways: Sign up via BBNvolved to be entered in a chance to win one of many prizes during the SEAW raffle.

Prizes include:

  • Breakout Games Gift Certificate
  • Omakase Sushi Gift Cards
  • Manchester Music Hall Tickets
  • Kentucky Theater Tickets
  • Chuys Restaurant Gift Card
  • Ramseys Gift Card
  • Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
  • University of Kentucky Apparel and Merchandise.

No purchase is necessary. Must register to win.

Winners will be announced and contacted Friday, April 14, 2023.  Check our Instagram for the announcements; winners will also be contacted directly.

**Please note that some prizes might be subject to taxation based on value of items.**

Click Here to Enter

Game Night at Cornerstone: Student Employees can play on all systems for free from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Esports lounge in the Cornerstone.