Take Our Children to Work Day: April 26, 2018

For many years, the University of Oregon has participated in the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day by hosting our own on campus event, which provides an exciting opportunity for employees to share their workplace and the unique university environment with children.  The UO Take Our Children to Work Day includes a variety of organized activities to share the exciting work happening at this university and spark interest in the children of our faculty and staff.


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2018 Take Our Children to Work Day: April 26

For children ages 9-13

Service Force--agents for positive change is the theme for this year’s event.  It represents understanding the impact you have on everyone around you.

You may turn to family, friends, teammates, teachers and mentors to help but real change happens when you decide to assist others.

Being a part of a workplace team means you are there to support both internal and external customers. By doing the best you can and looking for ways to be agents of POSITIVE change you help make the workplace more successful.

Agents of POSITIVE change take advantage of the opportunities that come their way. They work hard to ensure the future is brighter for everyone. #SERVICEFORCE

Event Description

Take Our Children to Work Day leverages the national theme to create an experience for participants that connects educational pursuit with occupational opportunity. Participants, along with their accompanying adult, engage in multiple activities led by UO program representatives to explore the university and future opportunities. The event focuses on a morning session delivered on a structured schedule with all participants having the same experience. In the afternoon, participants are offered a variety of opportunities across campus to voluntarily explore on their own time. 

Bring your child with you to work and spend the morning exploring ways to be an Agent of Positive Change. Then spend the afternoon exploring the campus.
Note: Please coordinate with your supervisor if you wish for your child to visit your work space as part of the day.  Children accompanying you on-the-job is authorized at the department's discretion.

Event Schedule

Morning Program, EMU Ballroom

8:00-8:50am
Community breakfast with a presentation beginning at 8:30am.

8:55am-Noon
Break-Out Sessions--participants rotate through activities lead by UO representatives.
Sessions include:

  • Recycling, Zero Waste Program
  • Safety, UOPD
  • Service Leadership, Holden Center
  • Implicit Bias, Family and Human Services Graduate Students
  • Media Literacy, School of Journalism and Communications

Afternoon Program

Afternoon activites will be available at various locations across campus for kids and their accompanying adult to experience voluntarily at their own pace.

Activites currently include:

  • Campus tours
  • Tour of Recycling and Composting Center
  • Craft Center tour
  • Geology lab demonstration
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Matthew Knight Arena tour

More activites will be added. Details of activites will be shared as they become available.


Registration Requirements: deadline April 20

Registration is a two-step process:

  1. Register using the online registration form.
  2. Complete and submit the permission form for the participating child(ren).
    Permission form signed by a parent/guardian is required for a child to participate.  Submit the form in advance of the event or have it available at check-in on the day of the event.  Please plan ahead because only a parent/guardian of a child may sign the permission form at the event for a child to participate.

Event Contact:

Sandee Bybee, HR Employee Engagement and Communications Manager
Phone: (541) 346-3000     Email: sandeeb@uoregon.edu