President’s Picnic Kicks Off the New Year with Food, Music and Fun

  • CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison smiles for pictures with a group of young students at the President’s Picnic. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Faculty and staff serve students free hamburgers, baked beans and fresh watermelon slices while a DJ plays music in the background. Photo by Lee Choo

  • President Harrison and Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins show their fun sides and take selfies with two students. Photo by Lee Choo

  • President Harrison shares a laugh with Associated Students President Tiffany Zaich, Vice President Talar Alexanian and New Student Orientation leader Moon Lee. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Watkins chats with students as they enjoy the festivities. Photo by Lee Cho

  • Students take a break from classes and have a blast dancing the “Cupid Shuffle” on Bayramian Lawn. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Students pet CSUN police dog Isy at the President's Picnic. Matadors enjoyed free food and music at the picnic, and they learned about the many resources and services on campus. Photo by Lee Choo

Students got the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff outside of the classroom at California State University, Northridge’s annual President’s Picnic on Aug. 26 on Bayramian Lawn. Matadors from freshmen to graduate students turned out to meet and greet faculty and staff in a fun, carefree environment. The event was created to boost school spirit, introduce new Matadors to the campus and generate excitement for the upcoming year.

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison showed her solidarity with the students while enjoying the festivities at the picnic. Faculty and staff served students free grilled hamburgers, chips and fresh sliced watermelon. Music filled the air as new students got acquainted with the CSUN community. Students also learned how to access a variety of campus resources.