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All members of the University of Chicago and neighboring communities are invited to attend.
Friday, October 27, 2006
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Quadrangles
Come enjoy food and entertainment, as well as an opportunity to meet President Zimmer.
No response required.


Picnic fare will be available from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in several different areas of the Main Quadrangles.

Concession Carts
Mini paper bags of buttered popcorn (V)
Soft pretzels with yellow mustard (V*)

Buffet Stations
Spinach & artichoke dip (V), madras curry dip (V), and hummus (V*) accompanied by fresh garden vegetable crudités, toasted herb pita chips, and bruschetta toast

Vegetarian chili (V*) with assorted toppings & cornbread muffins

Bourbon molasses chicken with frisee and mixed field greens

BBQ beef brisket served on onion knot rolls

Red-skinned potato salad (V)

Country cole slaw (V*)

Dessert Station
Hot apple cider, apple cinnamon donut holes (V), pumpkin cheesecake squares (V), pecan bars (V), caramel-dipped apples (V), and dried fruit & coconut lollipop (V*)

Variety of soft drinks, juices, and bottled water.

(V) - vegetarian
(V*) - vegan


Various types of performance groups comprised of University students, faculty, and staff will be performing on different stages in the Quadrangles. Stages will be located near Swift, Harper Memorial Library, and Ryerson.

The following groups will be performing:

Ransom Notes
Unaccompanied Women
Chicago Men's A Cappella
Men In Drag
University Ballet
University Pep Band
Golden Quartet

Rain or Shine

The inaugural celebration will be taking place outside rain or shine. There will be tents set up for seating throughout the Quadrangles to provide protection against inclement weather.