Annual Picnic

  Oct 1, 2021
9:30 am - 2:00 pm  

7/23: we are filled up at this time, please contact me directly for further details

"Virtual recruiting was not easily done.  Back to face to face in the fall will be better.  The picnic is the best recruiting method you have and is absolutely needed." - recent employer comment

 Employer-Student Engagement Opportunities
Pictures from 2019

Location: West Quad Fields, between the Cone Parking Decks and Halton Arena 

The fall picnic is organized by the college‚Äôs Office of Student Development and Success, and has been a tradition for the past several years. It is the perfect environment for our own 4300+ students, 225+ faculty, and awesome alumni, as well as engineering, technical and business professionals from industry to establish relationships, network, and discuss career options in a casual setting.

Each year we have over a thousand people attending the picnic! You are encouraged to bring a good supply of marketing and product materials and bring as many folks as you wish to interact with our students, alumni and faculty. Because we are OUTSIDE, company participants can bring anything short of explosives and weapons, such as product samples, pictures, machines, prototypes, equipment, along with marketing brochures, business cards, candy, games and giveaways. These items offer a great opportunity to engage students and have them learn about your company and do not forget to invite your employees who are UNC Charlotte alumni! 

We encourage you to wear company shirts or hats and wear your company name tag however ALL participants will receive blank name tag and a UNC Charlotte green lanyard. (49er Gold Company Participants will receive pre-printed name tags).

Reminder: carpooling is recommended since parking at times can be limiting.  Parking is always a challenge on our campus, please park in designated areas (Cone and Union Decks are the two closes to the field). We cannot responsible for parking tickets. The Campus Map can help you with parking options.   




Fall 2021: new this year, employers will have pre-ordered to go lunches. We will have limit the amount of companies due to extra space that is needed between tables and if we need to move inside due to rain.  We have reserved the Popp Martin Student Union, 3rd floor as a rain location. 

49er GOLD Level  $1,000   (CLOSED) 

  • 10 x 10 White Tent 
  • A 6-ft display table with 4 chairs in a premium location  
  • Pre-ordered to go lunches for ALL participants (no limits)
  • Gold-colored linen tablecloth
  • NEW 49er Gold Recognition Banner 
  • 4 parking passes for the Parking Decks
  • PR, PR and lots of PR!
    • Company write-up, logo and website in our multi-page event program (electronic and printed) 
    • Company name/logo on signs, flat screen TVs in all engineering buildings, all mass emails, and college website
    • Pre-printed name tag,  UNC Charlotte, COENGR lanyard for each of the participants

Going GREEN Level  $500 (please contact me to discuss)  

  • A 6-ft display table and 3 chairs
  • Pre-ordered to go lunches for ALL participants (no limits)
  • Green-colored table sign and green table cover
  • Blank name tag and UNC Charlotte, COENGR lanyard for each of the participants
  • 3 parking passes for the Parking Decks 
  • Company name and website listed in multi-page event program, flat screen TVs in all engineering buildings, all mass emails, and college website

Cancellation Policy, we hate to have one but we do. Seven days prior to the event date we cannot issue a refund. In case of inclement weather, we will set up inside the Popp Martin Student Union, 3rd floor, however, please contact our main office at 704-687-1991 or 704-687-5024 to confirm that decision however we will notified employers ahead of time we if do have to move inside.