Staff and Faculty Appreciation Event | November 11

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event

Monday, November 11 | 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | Reynolds Coliseum

We invite all faculty and staff of NC State University to attend the fall 2019 Staff and Faculty Appreciation event in Reynolds Coliseum! We welcome this opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful things Staff and Faculty do every day for our University.

The event runs from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, come enjoy free food, music, games, giveaways and much more! Entrance into the event is along the Dunn Avenue side of Reynolds Coliseum (near the Technology Tower and railroad tracks). For Directions, please visit the Campus Map.


If you need special accommodations for the event, contact the Human Resources Benefits Office at (919) 515-2151 (press 2).

Music, Games, and Vendors will be located on the historic Kay Yow Court.

At this event we will be collecting items for Operation Gratitude, an organization that annually sends 250,000+ Care Packages to Deployed Troops, New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, and Wounded Heroes & their CareGivers.

Please bring items from the below list to the event and drop them at the collection tables by the entrance of Reynolds Coliseum.

Write a Letter 

Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ Care Packages each year to Deployed Troops, Veterans, New Recruits & First Responders. Of all the items included in these Care Packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation!

Letter Writing Guide

Wish List (Wish List Flyer)

  • All Purpose Wipes (Single & 30ct Packs or Less)
  • Batteries (“AA” and/or “AAA”)
  • Deodorant (Travel Size, non-aerosol)
  • Drink Mix (Individual Serving Packets)
  • Gum
  • Hand Warmers
  • Jerky (Individual Bags)
  • Lip Balm
  • Pencils (Mechanical preferred)
  • Playing Cards
  • Powder (Travel Size)
  • Puzzle Books (7″x10″ preferred size)
  • Sewing Kits (Travel size)
  • Socks (Black Crew Length)
  • Sunscreen (Travel Size, non-aerosol)
  • Handmade With Love Items
    • Cool Ties
    • Knit or Crocheted Hats and Scarves
    • Paracord Survival Bracelet

Carefully consider your transportation options as there is limited parking available surrounding Reynolds Coliseum. Adjacent to Reynolds there is C Parking in the Jeter Drive Parking Bays, as well as limited parking along Cates Avenue and Morrill Drive. The nearby Coliseum Parking Deck is only for those with CD permits. Please reference the Campus Parking Map for more information.

Please consider walking or taking the Wolf Line Bus to the event. Visit the Wolf Line site for more information and bus schedules. The Jeter Dr./ Dunn Avenue stop (pictured on above map) is closest to Reynolds Coliseum.


Enjoy lunch catered by Rave Events!

Main Buffet

  • Romaine Salad
  • Sliced Roast Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Fresh Mixed Vegetables
  • Dinner Rolls
Vegetarian Buffet

  • Romaine Salad
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Hummus & Pita
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Gluten Free Black Bean Burger



  • Assorted House Made Cookies
  • Howling Cow
  • Chefs Choice Vegan Dessert (Vegetarian Buffet)


  • Assorted Canned Soda
  • Dasani Bottled Water


Enjoy visiting the following vendors at this event:

On Campus Vendors

  • NC State Human Resources
  • NC State Athletics
  • NC State Military & Veteran Services
  • Wellness & Recreation
  • Student Health Services
  • Campus Smiles Dental
  • OIT
  • FASAP Program (ComPsych)
  • Wolfpack Club
  • NC State Staff & Faculty Ombuds
Off Campus Vendors

  • PNC Bank
  • TIAA
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Prudential Investments
  • Fonville Morissey Relocation Services
  • The Produce Box
  • Camp Gladiator
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • NC Flex Plans