Picnic Day 104 - April 21, 2018

Picnic Day

UC Davis alumni enjoying Picnic Day 2017.

Picnic Day Schedule

Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21

Picnic Day

Picnic Day is one of UC Davis’ most revered traditions for alumni, students, families, staff, faculty and the greater community.  This family-friendly event is free for all. Experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life. With more than 200 events taking place throughout campus, Picnic Day serves as the university’s annual Open House and is a great time for Aggie alumni and their friends and family to come back to campus.

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is a proud sponsor of Picnic Day and hosts fun activities for alumni and their families in the Gateway District (map). Additionally, when Aggies everywhere are thinking of their alma mater, UC Davis will hold its second annual Give Day – a 29-hour fundraising drive that celebrates the theme “Every Aggie Counts: Together, We Add Up!”

Join fellow Aggies online and in-person from noon on Friday, April 20, until 5 p.m. the next day, Picnic Day. This is the second year Picnic Day and Give Day culminate. Alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in the Picnic Day Parade to illustrate philanthropy’s impact on research and education at UC Davis.

See below for a list of CAAA and Give Day Picnic Day events. Click on each event for more details. A full schedule of events for Picnic Day can be downloaded from the main Picnic Day website and is typically available the week before the event. 

Class of ’68 Celebration

Friday, April 20

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Buehler Alumni Center - AGR Hall
Join graduates from the class of 1968 and prior years as we honor them at our Golden Society Reunion. Alumni will enjoy lunch as they are inducted into the Golden Society. Members receive special VIP perks on Picnic Day weekend, such as reserved seating at select Picnic Day events.

RSVP to attend

Alumni Wine Program Wine Tasting

Friday, April 20
6 - 7 p.m. CAAA Life Member Special Event Wine Tasting in the Dark , Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Theatre
7 - 9 p.m. Wine Tasting, Buehler Alumni Center
Alumni and friends are cordially invited to enjoy delicious wines from our alumni vintners, enjoy food from local food trucks and dance the night away to 90's cover band, Total Recall at our annual Picnic Day Eve Wine Tasting.

Register here.

Membership Promotion

All life members that register for the event between March 6 and April 6, 2018, will be eligible to win a two-night stay at the Hyatt and two passes to the Chemistry Magic Show. Annual members and non-members can join as life members at a discounted price using promo code WIN18 and will receive an Authentic Aggie shirt when you join! Join here.

Wine Partners

Picnic Day Parade

Saturday, April 21
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alumni, friends and family members are invited to join CAAA and Give Day in Parking Lot 15 as we join the 104th Picnic Day Parade! This is your chance to show your Aggie Pride and help us showcase our 2nd Annual Give Day. To participate in the parade you must sign up by Friday, April 6. All participants will receive a free t-shirt!

This event is free, but you must register in advance.

Authentic Aggie Zone and Traditions Competition

Saturday, April 21
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UC Davis alumni, friends and parents are invited to complete a list of 10 UC Davis Traditions, allowing you to get to know UC Davis better in addition to helping you get the most out of the Authentic Aggie Zone. When you complete the list of 10, come back to the Vanderhoef Quad with photos of your completed traditions. There will be a limited number of prizes available. You can also enjoy our Authentic Aggie Zone with games and giveaways courtesy of our partners AP Mortgage, The Cannery, GEICO, PetersenDean and University Extension.

CAAA VIP Member Lounge

Saturday, April 21
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Members get to relax in our comfortable lounge featuring food provided by Woodstock’s Pizza. Come for the air conditioning, but stay for the delicious refreshments. There will also be free Davis Creamery ice cream and a live stream of the Doxie Derby! As always, members can bring guests.

PetersenDean Drone Photo

Saturday, April 21
12:45 p.m.
Vanderhoef Quad
Everyone is invited to Vanderhoef Quad for CAAA’s 2nd annual group drone photo in partnership with the UC Davis Drone Club and Petersen Dean. The photo will be displayed on social media, so be sure to tag yourself and share it on your networks.

Picnic Day Around the World

Aggies Around the World are celebrating Picnic Day in their regions! See Picnic Day events happening throughout the month of April by all our CAAA Networks. 

Picnic Day Membership Promotion

All new life members that join by April 6, 2018, will be eligible to win a one-night stay at the Hyatt and two FastPasses to one of various Picnic Day events. Annual members and non members can join as life members at a discounted price using the promo code PDY18 and receive an Authentic Aggie t-shirt when they join. Join here.

Questions? Contact the Cal Aggie Alumni Association via email at alumni@ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-0286

Picnic Day Partners