Illustration of Attila the duck mascon, running.


April 26, 2023

Giant Attila the duck mascot stands on Stevens campus with New York city skyline in background.

Celebrate with us!

Stevens Institute of Technology acknowledges the important contributions made by our faculty, staff and students. Join us for Attila’s Spirit Day to celebrate each other and bring our community together!

The festivities include the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony and Brunch as well as an afternoon of activities and friendly competition. The division with the highest overall attendance for the day will win a coffee and dessert reception, so rally your colleagues to join the fun!

It’s also Denim Day, so sport your jeans to take a stand against sexual violence. For more information on Denim Day, visit

Interested in volunteering? Register here!

Employee Recognition Ceremony and Brunch

Stevens employees smile for pictures at the Employee Recognition event.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony and Brunch. RSVP by April 17 and help us recognize our outstanding colleagues who have reached service milestones and celebrate our Excellence Awards winners. 

Event Schedule

11:30 a.m.: Doors Open
12 p.m.: Ceremony Begins

The ceremony begins at 12 p.m.

Location: UCC Tech Flex Center

Awards Being Presented

  • Service Awards
  • Student-Centricity
  • Through Collaboration, Impact
  • Technology at Our Core
  • Strengthened Reputation, Increased Prestige
  • Transformative Teamwork
  • Excellence in All We Do
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations Are Open

Have you nominated a faculty or staff member yet? Do not miss your chance! The nominations for Excellence Awards must be received by March 31 at 5 p.m.

Attila's Spirit Day

Attila in a celebratory shirt poses. for a photo with a woman.

Come one, come all! Starting at 1 p.m., join us for a fun-filled day of carnival activities, attractions and food at locations across campus!

Event Schedule

1 - 5 p.m.: Lawn Activities
3 p.m.: Duck Dash (separate registration required)
4:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies, Canavan

The fun starts at 1 p.m.!

Location: Schaefer Lobby and Lawn


  • Carnival booth w/ prizes
  • Dunk tank
  • Caricaturist
  • Henna artist
  • Lawn games (weather permitting)
  • And more!

Duck Dash 2023: Ducks on the Run

Stevens staff and students wearing Duck Dash t-shirt celebrate the Duck Dash.

To mark Attila's second annual Spirit Day, the Stevens community is invited to form teams and compete in the Duck Dash, a fun opportunity to test your skills and work together as you take on your fellow Ducks. If dashing isn’t your thing, be part of the team in the stands! The department with the highest attendance at the Duck Dash wins a pizza party.

Get ready to dash at 3 p.m.!

The Dash’s activity stations will require a range of skills and expertise, so choose your teammates wisely! Contestants are encouraged to consider including a mix of students, faculty and staff when assembling a team.

Duck Dash Stations

Station 1: Capture the Duck
A duck ring toss, sponsored by the School of Systems and Enterprises 

Station 2: Get Your Ducks in a Row
A campus building timeline, sponsored by the Samuel C. Williams Library 

Station 3: The Great Quackini
A mini crossword, sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters 

Station 4: Lucky Ducky
Go fishing for ducks, sponsored by the School of Business 

Station 5: Ducks Over Troubled Water
Build a bridge with unconventional materials, sponsored by the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science 


Register for Attila’s Spirit Day!