Thank Goodness for Staff

staff enjoying TGFS

TGFS 2017 - Wednesday, May 24 on Russell Field

Thank Goodness for Staff is a springtime celebration organized by UC Davis Staff Assembly in honor of all UC Davis staff members. The 2017 TGFS picnic is our 37th year celebrating the hard work and contributions of UC Davis staff and we invite you to join in the fun.

This year's festivities will include Guess the Weight, the TGFS 2018 Logo contest, and Spot the Pin. In addition to a delicious lunch, staff will also be treated to prize drawings, freebies and other services at the various on and off-campus booths in our vendor showcase. We will have a variety of entertainment for staff to enjoy. Stay tuned for details.

Best of all, it’s all free. Isn’t it great to be UC Davis staff?

A couple things to note about the TGFS event:

  • Staff are welcome to attend the event without a meal ticket. Tickets are for meals only. 
  • TGFS is for staff only and not intended for the families and friends of staff.
  • Animals are not allowed at TGFS, except in the case of service animals.   

What to bring to TGFS:

  • A great attitude
  • Your meal ticket
  • Sunblock – because we always request great weather
  • A folding chair, blankets, or something comfortable to relax on
  • Reusable mug for water
  • Reusable bag for vendor giveaways

The Menu

TGFS 2017 will feature delicious food from the
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Char Roasted Tri Tip Sandwich, served on a French Roll
accompanied by BBQ sauce & creamed horseradish

Vegetarian/Vegan Sandwich
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Spread
with sliced Tomatoes, Radish, English Cucumber,
Avocado, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Spinach Leaves & Arugula
 sliced Jack Cheese available on the side
Gluten Free Rolls (available)
Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Red & Green Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Serrano Chili,
Green Onions with Lime Chipotle Chili Vinaigrette

Fresh Fruit Salad

Assorted Cookies
Fresh baked Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle Cookies

Assorted Pepsi Products and Bottled Water
A water station will be available for refills
Meal ticket choices are:

Buckhorn meal – Trip Tip Sandwich plus all the sides
Vegetarian/Vegan meal – Vegetarian/Vegan Sandwich plus all the sides
Gluten free meal* – Tri Tip OR Vegetarian/Vegan Sandwich on a gluten free roll plus all the sides
*An additional cost to the department for this option

Volunteer to Plan

Intersted in planning the 2017 TGFS? We want you and your fantastic energy and fresh ideas! Contact 

We are a fun enthusiastic group that will start meeting twice a month at noon in January.  Can't make the meetings but want to participate...we have plenty of tasks to offer!

Event Map

Stay tunned for a detailed map of the event as the 2017 Event Committee plans!

2016 Photos

group of staff at event
Check out the 2016 TGFS photo album featuring shots by the event photographer and TAPS staffer, Bill Payne. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as you enjoyed the day! The TGFS Committee appreciated your replies/feedback on the 2016 event and will certainly pass them on to next years planning committee!