Staff Appreciation Week - Human Resources at Ohio State

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is an annual celebration of Ohio State staff members to recognize their contributions to the university. Throughout the week of July 24-28, 2017, several campus-wide events and activities will be planned for the thousands of Ohio State staff members to thank them for their dedication to advancing the university’s mission.

Staff Appreciation Week events and activities will include exclusive tours of university landmarks like Ohio Stadium, special promotions, discounts and ticket offers for local sporting events, and other special offerings for Ohio State staff. Details will be released summer 2017.

Additionally, colleges, offices and departments are encouraged to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of staff. Units and colleges may plan appreciation activities when it best fits their schedules.

2017 Events and Discounts

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Celebrate Staff Appreciation Week with a frozen treat. Take an afternoon break and visit the CD 102.5 Ice Cream Truck and USAC for free ice cream while supplies last.

  • Monday, July 24, 1-4 p.m., Brief program around 1:15 p.m., NW Corner of Oval, near Bricker Hall

Tours of the following campus attractions have been arranged on a first come-first served basis.  To make a reservation, email hr-eventrsvp@osu.edu no later the 5 p.m. the day before the tour. Please specify tour location, tour date and time. and provide a contact phone number. Due to limited capacity, the tours are for employees only.


OHIO STADIUM TOURS
All 2017 Staff Appreciation Week Ohio Stadium Tours are full.

Participants should meet at the main entrance (Rotunda) of the stadium 5 minutes prior to the start time of their tour.


THE OHIO STATE PLANETARIUM
All 2017 Staff Appreciation Week Ohio State Planetarium shows are full.

The Ohio State Planetarium is located on the 5th floor of Smith Laboratory at 174 W 18th Ave, on the Ohio State Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio.


WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS TOUR
All 2017 Staff Appreciation Week Wexner Center for the Arts Tours are full.

Participants should proceed to the Wexner Center for the Arts lobby to go over gallery guidelines and split into docent groups.

GATEWAY – UNIVERSITY DISTRICT RETAILER PROMOTIONS
Check out the list of merchants in the Gateway offering deals/discounts this week in honor of Ohio State staff! Bring your Buck-ID, staff or Medical Center ID to receive the discounts.

  • Mad Mex: Half off food with faculty and staff OSU ID! (July 24-27, 2-4 p.m. only)
  • Sprint (Gateway Store only): Provide code GVSOH_OSU_ZZZ to Sprint for waived activation fees! Other offers include:
    • Exclusive $28 accessory bundle for OSU faculty and staff
    • Enter to win signed footballs and LG TV
    • Special Appearance by Beanie Wells on Thursday, July 27 from 12:15-2:15 p.m.
    • T-shirt giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Tervis: 15 percent off
  • Trism: Free Smoothie, limit one per customer during Ohio State Staff  Appreciation Week
  • Verizon Wireless: 50 percent off accessories
  • World of Beer: Buy One Get One Tavern Shares

GATEWAY FILM CENTER (BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE FREE)
Limit 1 offer per customer, per visit. Offer may not be used in combination with any other offer or for events. A 3D, 70mm, or 35mm up-charge applies. Valid during OSU Staff and Appreciation week (July 24-28) only. OSU ID must be presented at time of purchase. No cash value. Offer does not apply for previously purchased tickets.

ADRIATICO’S
Offering 15% discount off purchases with an OSU employee ID July 24-28 in honor of Staff Appreciation Week. Cannot be combined other discounts, specials or OSU contract pricing.


BRUEGGER’S BAGELS (1630 Neil Avenue location only)
Offering a small coffee or small iced cold brew with any purchase on Wednesday, July 26 only. An OSU employee ID is required and the offer cannot be combined other discounts or coupons.


CHIPOTLE PROMO (BOGO) DAY
Show your BuckID and you’ll get a buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos. Locations include: The Ohio State University (1726 N High Street, Columbus, OH), Marion (135 Edgefield Blvd, Marion, OH), Mansfield (764 North Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield, OH), Mansfield (2470 Possom Run Rd, Mansfield, OH), Newark (1292 N 21st Street, Newark, OH), Heath (515 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH), Lima (3292 Elida Rd, Lima, OH) and Wooster (4124 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH).

  • Thursday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., participating Chipotle locations

COLUMBUS CLIPPERS – OHIO STATE EMPLOYEES’ WEEKEND WITH THE CLIPPERS – UPDATED GAME TIMES
Ohio State faculty and staff can get discounted tickets to the Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens games August 4, 5 and 6. Reserved seating is $7 and bleacher/lawn/standing room tickets are $5. To order tickets, call 614-462-2757. Special promotions will take place during the games:

  • Friday, August 4, 7:15 p.m. – Quick Change Appearance, Party at the Park from 5:30-7 p.m. with Mimi Rousseau, $5 Brewfest and $5 Winefest. LEGO Play Ball Tour.
  • Saturday, August 5, 1:05 p.m. – (Reserved seats, bleacher, lawn and standing room are all $5 each.) Dime-a-Dog day.
  • Saturday, August 5, 7:15 p.m. – Party at the Park from 5:30-7 p.m. with Marquis66. LEGO Play Ball Tour.
  • Sunday, August 6, 4:05 p.m., – Fantasy Camp Game precedes Clippers game, starting at 3 p.m., featuring former Major League Stars Ferguson Jenkins, Mike Hargrove, Len Barker and Al Oliver. Take a fun lap around the bases after the game.

COLUMBUS CREW S.C.
Ohio State faculty and staff can get discount tickets to support your hometown team, the Columbus Crew S.C. as they take on the Philadelphia Union. It’s also half off concessions night! Purchase tickets.

  • Sunday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

HANG OVER EASY
Offering 15% off before 10:30 a.m. on all meals during Staff Appreciation Week held July 24-28.


HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, FREE COOKIES FOR STAFF

Huntington National Bank, the Official Consumer Bank of The Ohio State University, is pleased to offer free cookies during regular banking hours on Friday, July 28, of Staff Appreciation Week in its five campus locations: The James Branch (CL level, 460 W 10th Ave), Doan Hall Branch (410 W 10th Ave), 11th and Neil (235 W. 11th Ave), Central Branch – Tuttle Park garage (2055 Millikin Rd), University North Branch (1816 N High St.).


OHIO STATE FAIR LUNCH SPECIAL
Special $2 discount admission price for entry to the Ohio State Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Change up your lunch routine and sample some of the hundreds of sizzling, mouthwatering snacks at the Fair by printing this coupon. Visit ohiostatefair.com to view the interactive food finder to see all that is available or search for your favorite Fair food.

  • Tuesday, August 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RPAC – FREE WEEK!
Rec Sports and the Office of Student Life are offering FREE access to all Rec Sports facilities from July 24-28 for all university Staff. To activate your pass, please visit our membership portal at https://recregister.osu.edu/. Login with your lastname.# and associated password by clicking the red “Sign In With OSU Name.#” box on the login screen. Once logged in, Click on the Memberships button from the home screen and add the Faculty/Staff Free Week membership to your cart for $0. You will receive an e-mail summary and your Buck ID will be active to swipe into all of Rec Sports’ facilities during Free Week. You can also stop by the RPAC Welcome Center where the staff can activate your card for Free Week.

Spouses and Dependents are also permitted free entry during Free Week. To add access for your Spouse or Dependents, click on your profile and add them as dependents on your account. You must be with your dependents if they wish to utilize Rec Sports facilities during free week, and children under the age of 14 must be with a parent/guardian at all times.

For more information on facility hours and polices please visit https://recsports.osu.edu/.


WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS FREE ADMISSION
The Wexner Center for the Arts is offering free admission to the Gray Matters exhibition, located in the Wexner Center Galleries, July 24-28.  Must present Buck-ID, staff ID or Medical Center ID to receive free admission. Other discounts include film tickets available at member pricing, 10% off Wex Store purchases and 10% off Wexner Center memberships purchased during this timeframe.


WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER SCARLET RIBBON GIFT SHOPS, RESTAURANT OFFERS
July 24-28 (with presenting your Wexner Medical Center/OSU ID)

  • Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shops (University Hospital and OSU Hospital East): 25 percent discount on all purchases (some exclusions may apply) during Staff Appreciation Week.
  • BistrOH! and BistrOH! To Go: 12 or 16 oz regular coffee (not cappuccino, not Starbucks) for $0.79 or any 24 or 32 oz fountain drink (not Juice) for $0.91 (fountain drinks are always taxed).
  • Au Bon Pain (Wexner Medical Center location only): Free cookie with any purchase. (One cookie per person, per order.)
  • Wendy’s (Doan Hall location only): Free small fry with any purchase.

Wexner Center memberships purchased during this timeframe.


ZOOMBEZI BAY
Receive child pricing on all tickets purchased through July 31, 2017. Tickets are valid through September 4, 2017. All tickets are priced at a discount rate of $21.99 (adult regular price is $32.99 and child regular price is $24.99). Purchase tickets and use the username: osuohrtalent and password: hoover. (No Refunds. No Exchanges. Check website for operating days and times. For questions contact Lindsey Orme.

Ohio State staff and faculty are eligible for discounts available off regular admission prices for Broadway performances, hotels, amusement/water parks, sporting events and other attractions all year long.


COESRA
Get discounts for amusement parks and summer family fun attractions, including Cedar Point, Kings Island and Soak City Water Park, COSI, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and other travel, entertainment and leisure activities. Simply create a username and unique password, using Membership Key: 151956396803 to access discounts for Ohio State.


CORPORATE OFFERS
July/August 2017
Ohio State faculty and staff have access to discounted Broadway Shows, sporting events and national attractions.


TICKETS AT WORK
Exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and more. View the July 2017 National bulletin of offers. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-331-6483. Ohio State’s company code is GoBucks.