Brown University celebrates staff in many ways each year, and especially on BEAR Day where we all come together to celebrate staff reaching a milestone in years of service as well as those who have been selected for an Excellence Award. Good news! We have decided that one day of staff recognition is just not enough! So we now celebrate staff in three separate, very special ceremonies.
A Celebration of Staff Dedication, an invitation-only luncheon hosted by President Paxson celebrating staff with 30 or more years of service.
A Celebration of Excellence, an invitation-only breakfast celebrating excellence award winners. This recently inaugurated, intimate celebration features senior leaders and nominators highlighting the accomplishments of individual and team winners.
BEAR Day: A Celebration of All Staff! On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, with a speaking program in Salomon Center and a reception in Sayles Hall, all staff were invited to a ceremony, live music, and refreshments. To relive the memories of our last BEAR Day, please see the video below.
BEAR Day 2023