Division of Student Affairs

Student Appreciation Week is a hearty thank you from The University of Toledo! We care, we appreciate you and are here to help you relax and have some fun!

The Division of Student Affairs is hosting Student Appreciation Week 2020 virtually due to COVID-19 restriction on public gatherings and the University of Toledo operating remotely. Listed below are events hosted by various offices within the division for students to attend from Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24. 

There are a variety of games, contests, and informational and fun events throughout the week and chances to win exciting prizes! We hope you participate in these activities as we celebrate YOU!

A message for the Rockets from the Division of Student Affairs leadership team:

A message for the Rockets from the UToledo college deans, success coaches, and other members:

Prizes to win

Grand Prize*

  1. ONE night hotel stay at Cedar Point
  2. TWO passes for Cedar Point for two days
  3. ONE set of luggage bags
  4. ONE swag bag

Enter drawing for Grand Prize


$25 Amazon Gift card each to the top two winners of Trivia.

Play to Win

Social Media Contest

$25 Amazon Gift Card each to two randomly selected social media posts.

Play to Win


Rules to win Grand Prize:

  • Must be a student
  • Must send proof of attendance/participation in atleast 5 of the activities listed below (can be screenshots highlighting your participation)
  • Random drawing from the submissions will determine the winner

*The grand prize is sponsored by UToledo Recreational Services & Coca-Cola. The prize can only be redeemed after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Prize cannot be split or exchanged.

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Make It Yourself with Vince  |  Student advocacy & Support

Monday, April 20

Join the Office of Student Advocacy & Support to learn how to make delicious food with Vince via Instagram story and post. Share your recipe in the comments or tag your friends to enter for a chance to win the grand prize.

View on Instagram

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LGBTQ Archives & Activism in the Rust Belt |  Eberly Center for Women

Monday, April 20
6:00 PM

Join the Eberly Center in learning about LGBTQ Archives and Activism in the Rust Belt!

Adrienne Hill, co-founder and board president, of the Buffalo Niagara LGBTQ History Project will be teaching us about LGBTQ Activism in the Rust Belt, specifically looking at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Western New York LGBTQ History.

Join via WebEx

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Tuesday, April 21
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us to play Trivia on the following topics:

  • Harry Potter
  • Guess the celebrity
  • Music
  • University of Toledo

Download the Kahoot! app on Google Play or Apple Appstore or just visit kahoot.it to join the game. The questions will be live-streamed through WebEx link below. We will start right at 3pm so don't miss this opportunity. You will need 2 separate devices, laptop/desktop to stream the questions via WebEx and a smartphone/tablet to answer the questions via Kahoot app.

Top TWO players will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card each!**

Let's play

**Open to play for all students, staff and faculty but gift cards are only for students. Any kind of profanity will disqualify from winning the gift card. We will be sending the gift cards to the winners via email. You will need to submit a screenshot as a proof of your win at the end of the game. Email your screenshot to abhishek.mutha@utoledo.edu

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Pandemic Support Group for Students  |  Counseling center

Tuesday, April 21
11:00 AM - Noon & 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Needing support during this time of transition and change? Want to stay connected to your peers? Join the Counseling Center for a virtual support group on different discussion topics that focus on surviving and caring for yourself during this pandemic.

Join via WebEx (11AM)

Join via WebEx (2PM)

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Support Group for Students of Color  |  Counseling center & OMSS

Wednesday, April 22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Needing support during this time of transition, change and want to stay connected? Join the Counseling Center and the Office of Multicultural Student Success for a virtual support group on different discussion topics such as adjusting to life with COVID-19, transitioning to online classes and varies other discussion topics.

Join via WebEx

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Bringing In The Bystander  |  Title IX

Thursday, April 23
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Students, faculty and staff can sign up on Invonet to participate using Zoom. Title IX leaders at UToledo will explore different strategies to help a friend or acquaintance by safely intervening in instances of sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking.

RSVP on InvoNet

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ACRONYM (The UTCC LBGTQA+ Support Group)  |  Counseling center & OMSS

Thursday, April 23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The UToledo Counseling Center is resuming their LGBTQA+ Support Group - ACRONYM, online, via WebEx. We invite those of the LGBTQA+ community, needing support during this time, to join us for our second virtual session. Reinforce the Rockets Caring For Rockets mentality as we provide a safe and supportive space for all.

Join via WebEx

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Gender Justice and the Pandemic  |  Eberly center for Women

Thursday, April 23
5:30 PM

Women are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic as healthcare workers, grocery clerks, DIY mask manufacturers, and homeschoolers. Join the Eberly Center and our partners for a conversation about how the pandemic is impacting women and what we can all do to continue the struggle for gender justice.

Join via WebEx

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Netflix WatchParty - HITCH

Friday, April 24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get your popcorn ready and join us along with your fellow rockets to watch the 2005 comedy classic, Hitch starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James on Netflix Party. It synchronizes video playback and adds a group chat.

Instructions to join the party:

  1. Netflix Party only works on Google Chrome so you will have to use your laptop or tablet. SmartTVs will not work for this purpose
  2. You will need to download this Chrome Extension and you will need your own Netflix account to view
  3. We will update the link below on Friday, April 24 at 12:45 PM to join the party
  4. Click the button below and log into your Netflix account
  5. Click the red "NP" button on your Chrome to join the party!

Join Netflix Party (Link will be live on Friday, April 24 at 12:45 PM)

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Party with a Purpose - Dr. Flapp |  Student Advocacy & Support

Friday, April 24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The objective of this program is to introduce Rockets to campus partners. Each week a campus partner will join us to talk about their role and how they can help students remotely. Each campus partner will also be our DJ. Each campus partner will being sharing some of their favorite music so we can party with a purpose every Friday from 4-5pm est. This week we have our very own DJ Flappa aka Dr. Flapp Cockrell, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost.

Meeting number (access code): 473 882 243
Meeting password: 5hfPy7TKpM6

Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

If you have any difficulties accessing the party, email Ben: benjamin.weiner@utoledo.edu and we'll make sure you're there!

Are you a campus partner and want to join the party? Email Ben to get involved in upcoming parties!

Join via WebEx



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utoledo gear Social media contest

Monday, April 20  - Friday, April 24

Post a picture on Instagram or Facebook wearing your favorite UToledo Gear including and not limited to t-shirts, sweatpants, footwear, hats, polos, scarfs, etc. Share a story from your UToledo experience and tag @UToledoStudent Affairs.

We will feature you in our album and TWO random posts will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card each!

Tag us on InstagramTag us on Facebook

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Recreational Services Virtual Programming

Monday, April 20  - Friday, April 24

Get pumped for virtual fitness classes scheduled for the whole week by Rec Services. Classes include:

  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Barre
  • Yoga
  • Kickboxing
  • Six Pack Attack
  • and many more

You can also be a part of collegiate nationwide movement challenge while representing UToledo. Click on the link below to learn more and about the challenge and view the virtual fitness class schedule

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Last Updated: 4/24/20