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Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Picnic Day

Save the date for the 101st anniversary of Picnic Day!
Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) will host a number of events on Picnic Day. Not a member? Join today for terrific benefits and discounts. See how you can save by being a member, especially on Picnic Day.

RSVP for all our Picnic Day events will be available in late January 2015.

See what other Aggies across the globe are celebrating this Picnic Day with Picnic Day Around the World!

Friday, April 17

Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for our Spring Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting. Sample delicious wines from a number of Aggie winemakers while you reconnect and network with friends. This is a great event to start off your Picnic Day weekend.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Buehler Alumni Center

$20 for CAAA and Parent Association Members
$25 for Nonmembers

21 and over please

Participating wineries from 2014 included:

Participating wineries for our 2015 will be posted in March.
Saturday, April 18
32nd annual Picnic Day Breakfast
With the loss of Freeborn Hall, CAAA will be redesigning the Picnic Day Breakfast which will still include delicious breakfast items in an outdoor setting. Alumni, students, parents and the Davis community are invited to enjoy breakfast while reconnecting with friends on Picnic Day. Enjoy Aggie camraderie while you enjoy the sounds of the Cal Aggie Marching Band Alumni Association.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Location TBD - please note the event will not take place in Freeborn Hall as in years past and location will be confirmed in late December 2014.

Free for CAAA Life Members
$8 for CAAA Annual and Parent Association Members
$10 for Nonmembers
$5 for children 10 and under
*If you do not pre-register you MUST have your CAAA card with you to confirm pricing at breakfast.

Please note we appreciate your RSVP in advance. Be sure to arrive early as space is limited. Doors open at 8 a.m. Our brief program will begin at 8:20 a.m.

Registration will be available until Thursday, April 16 after this time, registration will be available at the event, space permitting.

The Picnic Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the grandstands near the Quad.

Should you need to cancel your registration for any of our events during Picnic Day, kindly do so by Thursday, April 16 at 5 p.m by emailing After this time no refunds will be given, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Alumni Zone

10 a.m.–3 p.m., Location Vanderhoef Quad (in front of the Mondavi Center)

Seize the opportunity to reconnect with campus and discover the must see Picnic Day destination. Join CAAA and their campus partners on Vanderhoef Quad for a full slate of activities. CAAA partners and campus units will be on hand to show you what’s happening on campus and how UC Davis is again poised to change how we see the world. Student and alumni performances will continue throughout the day in the Mondavi Center and on the south quad stage. Activities also include a kid zone, live music, a pet area and free photo booth. Make Vanderhoef Quad your new Picnic Day destination.

Exclusive VIP area for alumni and parent association members (located in the Buehler Alumni Center) will give members an opportunity to relax and refresh.  Enjoy complimentary light refreshments and view the newest exhibit in our gallery.

Thank you to our 2014 partners:


Golden Weekend - Class of 1965

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association invites the class of 1965 and previous graduates to campus as we honor you at the 2015 Golden Society Reunion. We want you to be able to enjoy many of the exciting Picnic Day activities and consider this your Golden Weekend of events. Reconnect with classmates and enjoy the entire weekend while reminiscing about the time you spent at UC Davis.

Golden Weekend Special pricing is $50/person and includes:

Friday, April 17

Golden Society Reunion Presentation and Luncheon

Buehler Alumni Center
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting
Buehler Alumni Center
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18

Picnic Day Breakfast
Location - TBD
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
You'll have a special class of 1965 reserved seating area

Picnic Day Parade
Parade Grandstands
10 a.m.

For more information about any of CAAA's Picnic Day activities, please contact or 530-752-0286.

For more information about Picnic Day’s other activities and complete schedule, please contact the Picnic Day office at 530-752-6320 or visit

For more information about parking, please see our campus parking map. Parking is FREE all day on Picnic Day.

A special thank you to our gracious sponsors:


Help Support Picnic Day

Since its inception in 1909, Picnic Day has become the crown-jewel event of the UC system and the signature event of UC Davis. Believed to be the largest student-run event in the nation, Picnic Day showcases the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life. Your support will join in the tradition that has been vital to Picnic Day continuing to be the cherished event that it is. To donate, please visit:

Promoting the Picnic Day Covenant – The Cal Aggie Alumni Association wants to help promote a healthy and safe environment on Picnic Day. We’d like to recognize and thank our local Davis businesses who are showing their support by signing the Picnic Day Covenant. We encourage you to stop by and visit these participating businesses during your visits to Davis. We would also like to recognize and thank everyone who are showing their support by signing the Picnic Day Pledge.

Be sure to be safe this Picnic Day. For more information about Safe Partying visit