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Happiness Week: September 18-23

Happiness Week is designed to help employees engage with each other, stay active, and embrace every day experiences that elevate their mood.

All Week: #findURhappy Instagram campaign

  • Take a photo and upload it to your Instagram, using the hashtag #findURhappy in the caption. At the end of the week we will pick one winner for a FitBit to support their wellness journey.

Monday, September 18

Hula Hoop Dance Class, 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on the Forum

Join us on the Forum for a unique dance class, led by an instructor, that incorporates play and physical activity into one fun workout. Bring your own hula hoop if you have one, but we will have a limited number available for participants to use. No pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, September 19

Ice Cream Truck, 1-3 p.m. throughout campus

Join us from for a FREE sweet treat from the Cool Concessions Ice Cream Truck. Please note the times and locations below to make sure you grab it when it’s near you!

  • Lot B6 (Weinstein Center): 1:00-1:25 p.m.
  • Ryland Circle: 1:30-1:55 p.m.
  • Lot W26 (Events & Support Services Parking Lot): 2:00-2:25 p.m.
  • Lot W30 (Dining Services & Gottwald Science Center): 2:30-2:55 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

Richmond Animal League (RAL), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Weinstein Center Courtyard

Stop by the Weinstein Center anytime between 11am and 1pm to see some adoptable pets with RAL! Bring a smile and get ready to relieve some stress by playing with some furry friends. If you get especially attached, adoption paperwork will be available.

Thursday, September 21

Craft Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Forum

Channel your inner child and join us on the Forum for some good old fashioned crafts, including painting, coloring books, and much more!  

#PlayDayRVA City-Wide Campaign

In June of this year, the greater Richmond area was awarded a Playful Cities designation – making RVA the first Playful Region in the country! Please use, #PlayDayRVA on September 21 to be part of this Richmond community initiative!

Friday, September 22

#findURhappy campaign winner announced

*Cigna EAP - Secrets of Happiness, 10-11 a.m., Whitehurst Living Room

At this session, Cigna’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will share an educational session on the secrets of happiness.

Saturday, September 23

*Employee Party Tent at UR vs. Elon Football Game

Join us for food and fun in the Red Zone Party Tent at the Elon vs. UR football game. Tent opens at 5:30 p.m., and the first 200 attendees will receive a ticket for a sandwich, chips, cookies, and non-alcoholic drinks. Beer and wine will be available for cash-only purchase. 

*Full-time faculty and permanent staff only