2019 UCI Staff Appreciation Picnic – “1980s Dance Party” – August 22

All campus and UCIMC staff are welcome to join us for a totally awesome time!



Staff Picnic Map

To reserve your tables and chairs for your department, submit your order here.

BBQ MENU (catered by Newport Rib Company)

  • BBQ Chicken (GF)
  • Louisiana Hot Links (GF; contains pork)
  • BBQ Beef Brisket (GF)
  • BBQ sauce (GF, V)
  • Corn Bread (Contains egg yolks; V)
  • Honey Butter (GF, V)
  • Potato Salad (V, GF; contains regular mayonnaise & egg yolks)
  • Fresh Fruit (V, VG, GF)
  • Southwest Salad (V, VG, GF; no cheese & no chips)
  • Salad dressing (GF, V)
  • Limited supply of Portobello Mushrooms & Roasted Vegetables for vegetarians & vegans only (V, VG, GF)

GF = gluten-free
V = vegetarian
VG = vegan

The Staff Appreciation Picnic strives to be a Zero Waste event so we encourage everyone to bring their own reusable plates, utensils, and beverage containers. Landfill, composting, and recycling bins will be available in Aldrich Park. Ask a ‘Trash Talker’ for help with separating trash into appropriate bins. Water fill-up stations and a supply of recyclable plates, utensils, etc. will also be available.

“The Most Gnarly Department” will be selected by a small panel of judges. Departments may decorate their area of the picnic with fun things related to the “A 1980s Dance Party” theme. Decorations do not have to be limited to just the tables at the picnic. Props may be used, but please avoid the use of latex balloons.

“The Most Awesome or Radical” individual will be selected by audience applause. Staff members may dress like characters from the 1980s that might be considered ‘rad’ or ‘awesome’ by their co-workers.

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 UCI Medical Center (UCIMC) at 200 S. Manchester Parking Lot:

Shuttle 1

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

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 Gretheel Olvera.

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 onsite logistics at the picnic, please contact Joani Harrington, Chair of the Staff Appreciation Committee.