Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


    UVM Mascot Rally at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


    Social Committee volunteers at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


    Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


    Vendors display their crafts at the 2019 Holiday Bazaar.


The Staff Council Social Committee is responsible for planning and executing social and recreational activities for non-represented staff and the University community.

Upcoming Events

Update: These discounted tickets are now sold out, but you can still purchase a full-price one directly from Lyric.

Staff Council was pleased to offer UVM staff 30 discounted e-tickets to the Lyric Theatre's online offering, Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special. Each ticket was $15 and includes 48 hours' rental of the video anytime between December 20 - January 20th.

Through the magic of film and technology, scenes and songs were recorded safely over a few months at Lyric’s Marjorie Howe Rehearsal Space on Green Tree Drive in South Burlington and a few other Vermont locations. A cast of 100+ and dozens of crew and creative volunteer members bring to life this nostalgic yet modern variety show, packed full of holiday songs and original scenes with full costumes, scenery and special effects. Tune in for all your favorite holiday music arranged by music director Ashley O’Brien McTernan. Plus, see an exclusive special appearance by cast members of Matilda the Musical, which had been in production for a Spring 2020 showing on the Flynn Center MainStage. Learn more. Learn more about this event. 

Past Events

Open Skate Night

Each year in March, Staff Council reserves Gutterson Ice rink for an evening open skate event, free to UVM staff, faculty, students, and families. Free hot cider and a live DJ are provided, but folks must bring their own skates. The 2020 Skate Night took place on March 6th.

2019 Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive

Every December, Staff Council hosts a craft fair and food drive. Most of the vendors are those with a direct UVM affiliation as Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Retirees. Vendors offer handmade crafts, pottery, artwork, home-made baked goods, maple syrup, wreaths, honey, soap, and more. The Food Drive benefits the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres Cooking Class

Staff Council was pleased to offer a Holiday hors d'oeuvres Cooking Class. Participants learned how to make scrumptious Baked Brie; Spanikopita; and Stuffed Mushrooms.

Golf Tournament

Each year Staff Council offers discounted fees for a group golfing tournament which includes lunch, fantastic awards, and a raffle. The past few years it's been held at West Bolton Golf Club.

Lake Monsters BBQ

Each summer, Staff Council hosts an evening at a Lake Monsters baseball game plus a yummy BBQ for a low price.

Staff Art Exhibit

In partnership with the Davis Center Art Curators, the Staff Council office helps to put on an exhibition of artwork by UVM staff, held in the Davis Center.

Vermont Corporate Cup

Staff Council provides jerseys, swag, and helps form teams for this great 5k run/walk held in Montpelier every May.