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Social Sessions

We are calling all UC San Diego staff! Are you looking for a way to stay connected with your colleagues after an action-packed Summer Staff Celebration? Look no further! By popular demand, the UC San Diego Staff Association is proud to announce the return of Social Sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize, entertain, and be entertained, get inspired, get moving, and more!


Upcoming Sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 12 –1 pm

    Trivia hosted by Amanda Chavez

    Registration via Zoom:

    Join fellow UC San Diego staff for some lunchtime pop culture and general knowledge trivia. Invite your colleagues and get ready for some friendly competition and a chance to win prizes. All you need to participate is your computer, phone, or tablet! As a UC San Diego Staff event, all staff must have a valid UC San Diego email address to participate.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 12 - 1 pm

    Craft Demo with Annika Nelson

    Registration via Zoom: 

    Desk Forest Project Description:

    Using simple materials and tools, you can recreate elements of the natural world to bring into your living or working space. Join Annika Nelson, Craft Center Manager, to create a miniature installation of model trees or plants for your desk, table, or bookshelf,  inspired by the artist, Carolin Wanitzek


    • Construction or cardstock paper in colors of your choice (thin cardboard boxes also work) 
    • A couple of sticks (old pens, coffee stirrer, chopsticks, pencil, twig, a slice of thick cardboard) 
    • Glue (hot glue gun ideal, but white glue works as well)
    • Scissors
    • Clean small, cardboard box, food container or drink can (yogurt containers work well) 
  • Wednesday, October 7, 12 - 1 pm

    Talent Show/Karaoke

    Registration via Zoom:

    We are calling on all performers and artists! Take the Zoom mic for 5 minutes of lunchtime fame, or join the audience and cheer on your coworkers!


    Join us as a performer or an audience member for a fun-filled 45 minutes of lunchtime entertainment.

    Audience members: register here as you would for any event, and in your confirmation, you'll receive the link to the Zoom event.

    Performer Sign Up: Accepting submissions from musicians, storytellers, artists, comedians, magicians, short filmmakers, and more. SIGN UP HERE

    Performer Information and Rules!

    • The talent show is on Zoom; you can broadcast from your laptop, mobile, or tablet.
    • Each participant will have a 3-minute performance slot.
    • Each participant is introduced by an MC and asked a couple of ice-breaker questions.
    • All content must be PG and adhere to the UC San Diego Principles of Community.
    • We ask that each participant attends the rehearsal session on Monday, September 28 at 11:30 am
    • Is your talent digital visual arts? No problem, upload your piece, and we can stream it. We ask that you be available live for the introduction!
    • There is availability for six staff members to perform at this first session. If all spaces fill up, the program will be curated by the Staff Association committee, and staff members that may not have the opportunity to showcase this time will be considered for the next talent session.
    • The Social Session will be recorded and made available on the Staff Association website and associated social media pages following the event.

    As a UC San Diego Staff event, all staff must have a valid UC San Diego email address to participate.

    Zoom Information:

    • You will join this event through Zoom.
    • The video and audio functions will be disabled upon joining. If you feel comfortable sharing your video, please press 'start video' when in Zoom.
    • To keep the event running smoothly, we will be keeping the microphones muted, but you are welcome to use the chat feature to interact with your colleagues.
    • The event will be recorded and may be broadcast on the UC San Diego Staff Association Channels. 

Past Sessions:

  • April 29 - Triton Trivia

Congratulations to our winners: Vanessa Pool (1st Place), Amber Bareno (2nd Place), Nick Marangella (3rd Place).

  • May 6 - Tritons Make: Self Portrait Collage

Thank you to our instructor, Craft Center Manager Annika Nelson, and all of our participants. 

  •  May 13 - Tritons Move - Zumba with UCSD Recreation

Thank you to our instructor, Johanna Fenton, and all of our participants.

Thank you to Jasmine Chu, sports dietitian, and UC San Diego Athletics.

  • May 27 - Triton Trivia

Congratulations to our winners: Nicholas Egan (1st Place), Vanessa Pool (2nd Place), Marit Bessesen (3rd Place).