January Bear Jamboree

Thank You!

We extend our gratitude to all who participated in the inaugural January Bear Jamboree! Your presence made the occasion truly special, and we're immensely thankful for your engagement.

As we reflect on the joyous moments shared during the January Bear Jamboree, we're excited to offer you a chance to relive the day through a curated collection of event photos below. These snapshots capture the vibrant energy, camaraderie, and the spirit of connection that defined the day. We hope these images serve as a delightful reminder of the wonderful memories created together.

Thank you once again for being a part of this memorable event!

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Date: January 25, 2024

Location: Brown University, South Street Landing, 350 Eddy Street, 4th Floor

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Due to recent COVID and Flu statistics, masks are highly recommended and encouraged.

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  • Speed-Networking hosted by the Staff Advisory Council (Room 499) - take a few moments to meet some new colleagues in this round-robin style networking activity. Participants will have 3 minutes to talk with a new colleague before rotating to the next person. A great opportunity for fresh connections. Some icebreaker questions will be provided.
  • Brown University Trivia hosted by the Staff Advisory Council (Room 497/498) - teams of 4 will go head-to-head to see who truly knows the most about Brown University. Prizes will go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing teams.
  • Board Game Cafe (4th Floor Cafe area) - sit down with friends and colleagues to play a great board game or two. Choose from a selection of games such as Ticket to Ride, Clue, Scrabble, Connect Four, and so on. Card decks will also be provided for anyone who wants to play some classic games like poker, blackjack, or cribbage.
  • Ice-Breaker Rooms (Room 492/494) - want a quieter space to have conversations and break the ice? We will have two conference room spaces designated for folks who want an alternative to speed networking. Materials and questions for icebreaker questions will be provided.
  • Switch Gaming Room (Room 481) - for anyone who wants to play a few rounds of Mario Kart, Mario Party, or another Switch-based party game. Challenge friends and colleagues to see who the best player truly is!
  • Jamboree Raffle - all guests will receive two raffle tickets for attending the event. Raffle tickets can go toward any of the five themed raffle baskets that will be up for grabs.

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There will also be opportunities for new and current staff to learn more about staff-led committees that are doing incredible work within the campus community. Below are the following committees that will be in attendance:

  • Staff Advisory Council (SAC)
  • University Rainbow Staff Alliance (URSA)
  • Parent Networking Group
  • Being Black at Brown
  • Black Women at Brown
  • Office of Sustainability and Resiliency
  • Staff Learning Council

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If you are interested in joining us on January 25th, please register for the event via Workday! If you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, feel free to email [email protected].

Additional Brown Shuttles will be available from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm the day of the event.  Attendees driving or carpooling can pay to use the SSL garage or opt for nearby street parking.