2018 Staff Picnic – “A Harry Potter Picnic”

Please mark your calendars for this year’s Staff Appreciation Picnic with our theme “A Harry Potter Picnic”! The annual event is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Aldrich Park


The Staff Appreciation Picnic is an annual event hosted by Staff Assembly, a council dedicated to supporting and developing activities serving staff at UCI. The picnic is planned and led entirely by volunteer staff who donate their time to make it a memorable experience. If you are interested in volunteering 30 minutes or more of your time to help with on site logistics at the picnic, please contact Joani Harrington, Chair, Staff Appreciation Committee, UCI Staff Assembly.



  • BBQ Chicken (Gluten-free)
  • Louisiana Hot Links (Contain pork, Gluten-free)
  • BBQ Beef Brisket (Gluten-free)
  • Corn Bread (Contains egg yolks; Vegetarian but NOT Gluten-free)
  • Potato Salad (Contains regular mayonnaise & egg yolks; Vegetarian, Gluten-free)
  • Fresh Fruit (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free)
  • Southwest Salad (No cheese & no chips) (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free)
  • Limited supply of Portobello Mushrooms & Roasted Vegetables for Vegetarians and Vegans (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free)

The picnic strives to be a Zero Waste event so we encourage everyone to bring their own reusable plates, utensils, and beverage containers. Water fill-up stations and a supply of recyclable plates, utensils, etc. will be available.


From UCI Research Park:  shuttles will begin running at 10:40am and run every 20 minutes between 100 Theory in UCI Research Park and the Aldrich Loop/Flag Poles.  The last pick-up time from the Aldrich Loop/Flag Poles for a return to 100 Theory is 2:00pm.

From UCIMC (200 Manchester Parking Lot) shuttles will follow this schedule:

SHUTTLE 1 Schedule

11:00 – UCIMC Departure 11:30 – Campus Arrival
11:35 – Campus Departure 12:05 – UCIMC Arrival
12:10 – UCIMC Departure 12:40 – Campus Arrival
12:50 – Campus Departure 1:20 – UCIMC Arrival
1:30 – UCIMC Departure 2:00 – Campus Arrival
2:05 – Campus Departure 2:35 – UCIMC Arrival


SHUTTLE 2 Schedule

11:30 – UCIMC Departure 12:00 – Campus Arrival
12:05 – Campus Departure 12:35 – UCIMC Arrival
12:40 – UCIMC Departure 1:10 – Campus Arrival
1:30 – Campus Departure 2:00 – UCIMC Arrival


For questions regarding the shuttle from UCIMC, please contact Katie Stenton.

For any other questions, additional information, or volunteer opportunities, please contact Staff Appreciation Chair, Joani Harrington.