There is no better beginning to a semester than free tacos and cold drinks at California State University, Northridge’s annual President’s Picnic.
On Sept. 6 on Bayramian Lawn, students, faculty and staff enjoyed an afternoon of free festivities, as well as a chance to learn more about CSUN resources such as Associated Students, the Department of Police Services and the University Student Union.
With music, free food courtesy of the Orange Grove Bistro and free five-minute massages, picnic attendees were able to take a breather from the busy semester to meet new people, mingle with CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison and have some Matador fun. To accommodate student schedules, the picnic took place during both afternoon and evening sessions.
“The President’s Picnic is an interactive experience that allows students a great opportunity to connect back with each other,” said student Juvaliet Lopez, who is studying in the College of Humanities’ Four-Year Integrated (FYI) Teacher Credential Program in English. “It helps students get back into the groove of things after a long summer break.”