Employee Programs & Discounts

Employee Programs Calendar

Program Date
Staff Development Day June 8, 2017
 BROWN GIVES November-December 2017
BEAR Day February 2018
Bear Bargains Ongoing

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On Staff Development Day, Brown staff invest in their personal and professional growth, increase their knowledge about Brown University, and gain a better understanding of faculty research. Now in its 24th year, Staff Development Day was honored in 2015 with a CASE District 1 award in the Special Events category. Here is the schedule for 2017:


Event Time Location
Opening Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Sharpe Refectory, Wriston Quad
President's Town Meeting 9 a.m. Salomon 101
Morning Sessions 10:15 a.m. Various Locations
Leslie's Farmers' Market 11:15 a.m Wriston Quad, rain or shine
Community Lunch 11:45 a.m. Sharpe Refectory, Wriston Quad
Afternoon Sessions 1:15 p.m. Various Locations
Lip Sync Battles Returns! 3 p.m. Faunce Steps, Stephen Robert Campus Center (Sayles Hall rain location)

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Click here to watch the BEAR Day 2017 video.

The Excellence Awards recognize staff members for their contributions in making Brown University a better place to work. President Paxson honors individual and team winners of the Excellence Awards at Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition (BEAR) Day. Held annually in February, BEAR Day is a community event for staff celebrating both years of service and performance excellence.

Years of Service Awards recognize staff at five year intervals beginning with five years of service to the University. Excellence Award winners are chosen by a selection committee representing the diverse Brown community and are announced in early December. Click here to review the Excellence Award Categories and the FAQs.



BROWN GIVES is an annual charities drive supporting the United Way of Rhode Island. The United Way uses its Community Impact Fund to solve Rhode Island’s most pressing issues of improving education, enhancing job skills, creating affordable housing, and connecting people to needed services.

Bear Bargains

bear-bargains_0.jpgClick here to access the latest list of local discounts!

Bear Bargains is a discount program for all members of the Brown community. A Brown ID Card allows students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of discounts and services in the Providence area and beyond. Click here to access the July 2016 list of discounts.

In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, entertainment, and more! To register for Working Advantage, follow these instructions.