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Busch Gardens Employee Appreciation Day

In appreciation of all of the hard work that faculty and staff do throughout the year, the University is pleased to invite employees and their families to join us for Busch Gardens Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, August 3, 2018. Full-time and part-time regular staff, retirees, floaters, full-time faculty, and their eligible dependents (spouses, domestic partners, and children age 22 and under) or a guest are invited.

Ticket pick-up will take place Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the Alice Haynes Room, Tyler Haynes Commons from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Please note that tickets are intended for eligible employees and dependents only; selling or dispersing of these tickets is prohibited. If you request tickets and find that you are not able to attend, please contact Lynn Robertson at or 289-8538 to return your tickets.

Busch Gardens Day will take place rain or shine.

University Closing

The University will close at 12:00 p.m. on August 3rd. Please note the following in regards to leave:

  • If you have already requested a vacation day for August 3rd, you only need to take vacation for scheduled work time before noon.
  • If you are approved for sick leave on August 3rd, you only need to take sick leave for scheduled work time before noon.
  • If you choose not to go to Busch Gardens, you may take the afternoon off without using any vacation time; however, the allotted time off must be between 12 p.m. and the end of your regularly scheduled shift.


Parking passes will be included with park admission tickets this year.


Bus transportation will be available at no charge. The bus will leave promptly at 12:15 p.m. from the Robins Center Parking lot, B6. If you are planning to ride the bus, you MUST pre-register.