Picnic Day

Picnic Day tips

By From page PD22 | April 19, 2013

Organizers suggest Picnic Day-goers either bike, walk or take a bus to campus or, if they must drive, to come early. Parking lots and garages often fill up by late morning.

Plan ahead: It’s a wise idea to sketch out your day in advance.

Picnic Day shuttle buses will leave every 40 minutes. A double-decker will make stops at: Silo, Equestrian Center, Lot 53, Shields Grove, Lot 51, Unitrans Pad, Dairy/Tercero and West Village. A single-deck bus will make stops at the Silo and Mondavi Center.

Bring exact change: Unitrans charges $1 on Picnic Day. Organizers suggest bringing a few extra singles to make boarding faster for everyone.

Be warned: Long lines for tickets to some events, like the Chemistry Magic Show and Physics Show, start forming early.

A first-aid tent will be on the East Quad, across from South Hall. A booth for lost children will be set up near Hoagland Hall.

Visitors should dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes — events are spread far and wide across the UC system’s largest campus.

Sunscreen and hats are a good idea, and an umbrella is handy, come rain or come shine. Organizers also suggest bringing extra water along.

Though a wide variety of foods will be for sale across campus — especially at the Student Organization Faire on the East Quad and inside the Coffee House — those looking looking to save a little money might consider lunch the old-fashioned way: They can bring a picnic.

Lastly, don’t be stupid: Alcohol is not allowed on campus, no ifs, ands or buts. Off-campus, no open containers of alcohol are allowed on any street or sidewalk, no matter your age. Many fines have been doubled for Picnic Day — including alcohol violations.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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