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Summer Break: Faculty and Staff, Take a Break out of Your Day!

July 18, 2018 -
10:30am to 2:00pm
Koret Plaza (at intersection of Galvez Street and Campus Drive, between Arillaga Alumni Center and the Visitor Center)

Take a break out of your day between 10:30am and 2:00pm, grab your favorite picnic blanket and join us on Wednesday, July 18, for an afternoon of food trucks, a farmer's market, live music, a photo booth, and outdoor games. This event is for faculty and staff. We hope you are able to attend for awhile!

Summer Break 2018 is the result of the employee events survey conducted by University Human Resources in January 2018; a food truck party garnered the top votes in the 'social activities' category.

Event Features and Timing

  • Food trucks*: 11:00a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (cash or cards accepted for lunch purchases)
  • Farmer’s market*: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (cash or cards accepted for purchases)
  • Live music with the Latin Rhythm Boys: 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Outdoor games: 10:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Photo booths: 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Donations of new school supplies: drop-off at any time during the event

Employee Donation Drive for New School Supplies for Foster and Low-Income Students

We are collecting for the San Mateo County Children's Fund; they serve foster and low-income students entering K-12 schools within the county and anticipate distributing supplies to 2,000 children throughout the county in time for school to start late this summer. If you aren't able to bring donated items to the event, please bring your donations to the lobby of 3160 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304 no later than Tuesday, July 17, at 5pm.

Please donate any of these brand new items that the children need:

  • Backpacks (all sizes, but no red or blue, please)
  • Crayons (boxes of 24), Markers (boxes of 8), Colored Pencils (any size package) and Pens (blue, red, and black)
  • Scissors, glue sticks, and rulers
  • Highlighters, pencil sharpeners, and erasers
  • College ruled binder paper (packs of 100) and notebooks
  • Folders, dividers, and index cards
  • USB drives


*The Stanford Federal Credit Union's mobile unit will be parked near the event on Galvez Street if you need to use an ATM to get cash for food truck or farmer's market purchases.

Marguerite Shuttles: SLAC and in the Stanford Research Park to drop-off on Campus Drive at Sam McDonald Mall, at temporary Marguerite bus stop next to Koret Plaza

SLAC Building 53 parking lot:

Depart SLAC to go to Koret Plaza Depart Koret Plaza to return to SLAC
10:45 am Between 11:05 & 11:10 am
11:30 am Between 11:50 & 11:55 am
12:15 pm Between 12:35 & 12:40 pm
1:00 pm Between 1:20 & 1:25
  Final bus departs at 2:00 pm

Stanford Research Park area; pickup and drop-off on Porter Drive, at Marguerite bus stop 255 in front of 3160 Porter Drive:

Depart 3160 Porter to go to Koret Plaza Depart Koret Plaza to return to 3160 Porter Drive
11:00 am Between 11:20 & 11:25 am
11:40 am Between Noon & 12:05 pm
12:20 pm Between 12:40 & 12:45 pm
1:00 pm Between 1:20 & 1:25 pm
1:40 pm Final bus departs at 2:00 pm


Event Sponsor: 
University Human Resources and BeWell
Event Categories: 
Connection & Community
Event Audience: 
Staff, Faculty