Annual Picnic

 Thank you to all who attended!    
hope to see you in 2022!

"Virtual recruiting was not easily done.  Back to face to face in the fall will be better.  The picnic is the best recruiting method you have and is absolutely needed." - recent employer comment

Students & Alumni come by (no rsvp needed) and show these awesome employers why they should hire a 49er!  

   Picnic program w/field layout 

Pictures from 2021

Location: West Quad Fields, between the Cone Parking Decks and Halton Arena 

The fall picnic is organized by the college‚Äôs Office of Student Development and Success, and has been a tradition for the past several years. It is the perfect environment for our own 4100+ students, 225+ faculty, and awesome alumni, as well as engineering, technical and business professionals from industry to establish relationships, network, and discuss career options in a casual setting.

Each year we have over a thousand people attending the picnic! You are encouraged to bring a good supply of marketing and product materials and bring as many folks as you wish to interact with our students, alumni and faculty. Because we are OUTSIDE, company participants can bring anything short of explosives and weapons, such as product samples, pictures, machines, prototypes, equipment, along with marketing brochures, business cards, candy, games and giveaways. These items offer a great opportunity to engage students and have them learn about your company and do not forget to invite your employees who are college alumni! 

We encourage you to wear company shirts or hats and wear your company name tag however ALL participants will receive blank name tag and a university green lanyard. (49er Gold Company Participants will receive pre-printed name tags).

Reminder: carpooling is recommended for all since parking at times can be limiting.  Parking is always a challenge on our campus so please park in designated areas (Cone and Union Decks are the two closest to the field). We cannot be responsible for parking tickets. This Campus Map will help you with parking options.     **You will only need a parking pass to exit our decks, not enter.  We will give out the paid passes to participating EMPLOYERS as we check you in- day of (please refer to recent email with parking information).       

Students and visiting/guest alumni; we are not able to provide paid parking passes for this event.   



Picnic contact Linda Thurman: or 704-687-5024 

Preliminary 2022 Information: 

49er GOLD Level  

  • 10 x 10 White Tent 
  • A 6-ft display table with 4 chairs in a premium location  
  • Can bring up to 4 people
  • To go lunches for up to 4 
  • Morning hospitality and employer only water tent
  • Gold-colored linen tablecloth
  • Custom-made 49er Gold Recognition Banner 
  • 4 parking passes for the Parking Decks
  • PR, PR and lots of PR!
    • Company write-up, logo and website in our multi-page event program (electronic and printed) 
    • Company name/logo on signs, flat screen TVs in all engineering buildings, all mass emails, and college picnic website
    • Pre-printed name tag, college lanyard for each of the participants

Going GREEN Level  

  • A 6-ft display table and 3 chairs
  • Can bring up to 3 people.
  • To go lunches for up to 3 people 
  • Morning hospitality and employer only water tent
  • Green-colored table sign and green table cover
  • Blank name tag and college lanyard for each of the participants
  • 3 parking passes for the Parking Decks 
  • Company name and website listed in multi-page event program, flat screen TVs in all engineering buildings, all mass emails, and college picnic website
    *You may bring your own small (8x8 or 10x10 pop up tent, however you cannot stake it into the ground and you must set up (fit it) in your designated space.

Cancellation Policy, we hate to have one but we do. Ten days prior to the event date, we cannot issue a refund. In case of inclement weather we will set up inside the Popp Martin Student Union, 3rd floor, however, please contact our main office at 704-687-1991 or 704-687-5024 to confirm that decision. We will also notify employers ahead of time if we do have to move this event inside.