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Holiday celebration coming to UCOP Thursday, Dec. 19

Wear your holiday sweater and get ready for delicious snacks, cheery decorations and harmonious sounds when the holidays come to UCOP on Thursday, Dec. 19.

The all-day affair kicks off with morning treats, including cider and donuts, coffee and cookies, served from 8 to 9 a.m. in both Franklin Lobby 1 Conference Room and in 605 Kaiser.

Festivities continue with decoration judging throughout Franklin; judges will roam the building floor by floor to decide which decorations most deserve recognition. Stay tuned for more details about the timing of the judging and announcement of the winners, but start planning your holiday theme now.

The main event(s!) kick off at 2 p.m., with simultaneous parties in three different locations: Lobby 1, 5320 and the 12th floor President’s Conference Room until 3:30 p.m. Each will have a different flavor of food, including turkey freshly carved by senior managers and finger foods sweet and savory, all accompanied by live musical entertainment from the UCOP Singers, the Uke-Cs and violinists Margaret Wu and Alida Nattress.

Last but not least, holiday sweaters, Polaroids and charity will intersect for another crowd-sourced art project in the Franklin Lobby: The UCOP Holiday Sweater Documentation Project and Sweater Drive. The idea is wear a sweater, give another (new) sweater and get your photo taken to appear in the art installation. Wear your holiday sweater from Monday through Thursday morning, and contact Michael Kusiak at to schedule your close-up.

The holiday party is funded entirely by donations from UCOP leadership to show their sincere appreciation for your hard work and support throughout the year. (Please note that decorations may not be purchased with UCOP funds.)

Check Link in the coming weeks for more details about the day’s events, and don’t miss this opportunity to visit with your colleagues and celebrate our collective accomplishments.

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