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Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Picnic Day

Join us for the 100th anniversary of Picnic Day!
Saturday, April 12, 2014

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.

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Friday, April 11

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.
Shields Library, UC Davis 

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

21 and over please

Participating wineries include:

Are you a CAAA life member? Join us as we toast to you as we sample some exquisite specialty wine from Bravante Vineyards 30 minutes before our signature Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting. This event will take place in the Amerine Special Collections room at the Shields Library where Professor Emeritus of Viticulture and Enology Maynard Amerine graciously donated his personal collection of over 3,000 books and pamphlets, many of which are rate and significant works on grape growing and wine making. Axel Borg, Shields Library Wine Bibliographer will be on hand to share his experiences on his responsibilities on selecting materials to grow and enhance this special collection of wine works which has since grown to over 30,000 volumes in some 42 languages. 

6 - 6:30 p.m.
Amerine Room, Shields Library
Free to CAAA life members only. You must register in advance to attend and must also be attending the Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting. Space is limited so register early. 

Saturday, April 12
31st annual Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast
Alumni, students, parents and the Davis community are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast while reconnecting with friends on Picnic Day. You'll be entertained with special student performances as well as the Cal Aggie Marching Band Alumni Association.

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Freeborn Hall

$10 for CAAA l Parent Association Members l Graduate School of Management Alumni & Affiliates
$15 for Nonmembers
$8 for Children 12 and under

Please note we appreciate your RSVP in advance. Be sure to arrive early as tickets typically sell out. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Our program will begin at 8:05 a.m.

Registration will be available until Thursday, April 10 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 Friday, April 11. After this time no refunds will be given.

Join CAAA for life today and receive two tickets to the Pancake Breakfast FREE along with a UC Davis hat AND brass license plate frame. Click here to join now, you will be contacted once membership is processed to confirm guest names.

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 sponsored by USE Credit Union. 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 partners:


Golden Weekend - Class of 1964

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association invites the class of 1964 and previous graduates to campus as we honor you at the 2014 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 11

Golden Society Reunion Presentation and Luncheon

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

Vintage Aggies Wine Tasting
Shields Library - 2nd Floor Reading Room
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast
Freeborn Hall
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
You'll have a special class of 1964 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