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The Staff Association hosts monthly and annual events to foster community among our members. These include the Triton Treats series, the Summer Celebration, Celebrate the Night, and the Winter Holiday Celebration (which some old-timers will still call the Pancake Breakfast).

We also promote events hosted by our Staff Affiliate Groups, and we highlight some campus events that may be of particular interest to staff. The UC San Diego campus is a busy place, sometimes like a 10-ring circus, so we're not able to post every event - you can follow for a comprehensive list - but we try to provide a good curated list of events directed toward staff members. Follow us on Instagram or bookmark our Upcoming Events page to stay updated.

decorativeMonthly Event: Triton Treats

Each month, Chancellor Khosla and the Staff Association invite staff to enjoy FREE treats as part our signature "Triton Treats" series. This is a special thank you for all the hard work and dedication you bring to UC San Diego every day. Come get some treats and reconnect in person with the UC San Diego Staff Community.

Triton Treats will return in September.

Annual Events: Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation Celebrations

Chancellor Khosla and the Staff Association team up to host these annual events celebrating the contributions of our hard-working staff. Follow us on Instagram or keep an eye out in your email for announcements.

Summer Celebration

One of UC San Diego's signature staff appreciation events, the Summer Celebration features food, live music, and outdoor activities to bring us together while enjoying our fabulous San Diego weather.

Celebrate the Night

As a special event for our evening and night staff, Celebrate the Night recognizes the essential contributions of everyone working evening and overnight shifts. This event is by invitation-only.

Winter Holiday Celebration

Each winter, we gather together to celebrate our diversity with a collection of cultural and spiritual holiday traditions. It's also a time to highlight special events held by our Staff Affiliate Groups.

Campus Events and Celebrations


  • National Black History Month


  • National Women's History Month

March 31 - April 25

  • César Chávez Celebration


  • National Arab American Heritage Month


  • National Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC)



  • All-Staff Summer Celebration
  • Celebrate the Night

September 15 – October 15

  • National Latinx Heritage Month


  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Veterans and Military Families Month
  • Veterans Recognition Ceremony


  • Celebration of Cultures
  • Winter Holiday Celebration