UCLA is celebrating its employees with a community picnic and special deals during staff appreciation week, which runs Aug. 5–9.

The UCLA Staff Assembly All-Staff Picnic will be held Aug. 8 in Dickson Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those planning to claim their complimentary lunch must pick up their meal ticket at one of the following locations, by Aug 2:

  • Central Ticket Office, James West Alumni Center
  • Covel Commons, Front Desk
  • Registrar’s office, 1113 Murphy Hall
  • Reception area, North Campus Student Center
  • BruinCard Center, 123 Kerckhoff Hall
  • Campus human resources, Suite 200, Wilshire Center
  • Gift shop, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Administration, G140

In addition to lunch, entertainment and fun, the picnic will feature a drawing for a $200 gift card from the University Credit Union.

Throughout the week, U See LA Optometry, located in Ackerman Union, will offer a free eyeglass cleaning cloth to staff members who present themselves to any store employee and mention the words “staff assembly.”

UCLA Athletics is offering its “Big Game Mini Plan,” starting at $149. The package includes tickets to watch the UCLA Bruins take on Oklahoma on Sept. 14, Arizona State on Oct. 26, which marks Homecoming, and Cal on Nov. 30. All games will be held at the Rose Bowl.

By showing their BruinCard, staff members who dine at Plateia, the restaurant located in the Luskin Conference Center, will receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée. One dessert per entrée. Dine-in only. Call 310-794-3563 to make reservations, which are recommended.

In addition, as part of Nissan’s athletic partnership with UCLA, all full-time university employees are eligible for preferred pricing on new Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.