Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic

Next Monday, May 23 marks the return of our Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic. We are so excited to see you there! We want to share a video we made with other campus leaders that offers our appreciation of your work despite the challenges of the last few years.

Location & Time:

We are excited to return to the Quarry Amphitheater! Food will be available from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Chancellor Larive will be sharing some words of gratitude shortly after 12:00 p.m.


We are thrilled to welcome Mission St. BBQ to our campus for this event! There will be many dietary options:

  • Ribs & Chicken (sauces are all gluten free)
  • Vegan Italian Sausage
  • Potato Salad (gluten free)
  • Berry Salad (vegan & gluten free)
  • Beans (vegan & gluten free)
  • Rolls (vegan) 

The traditional beverage station was not available for our event. So, we are pleased to offer Boxed Water for everyone. If you would like to bring a different beverage—please do so!

Parking (for folks without permits):

Enter UCSC’s main entrance at the intersection of Bay Street and High Street. Proceed northbound on Coolidge Drive, and turn left onto Hagar Drive. Proceed northbound on Hagar Drive and turn right into the East Remote parking lot.

A parking lot attendant will be stationed in the lot from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The attendant will issue you a parking permit, direct you to park, and point you to a Staff Appreciation Lunch dedicated shuttle or the walking path to Quarry Amphitheater. Shuttle service starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. If you possess an ADA placard, drive directly to parking lot 102 at Quarry Plaza.


There are over a dozen prizes you can win. These prizes were donated by various members of campus leadership and our broader community. There is everything from fresh-roasted coffee to gift cards to local businesses! But, you’ll need to be present to drop your token in the bucket for the particular prize you want to win!


We are grateful for our campus partners who will be onsite to share information helpful to UCSC staff! Be sure to say hello!