Fall Address and University Picnic Sept. 20

Colorado State University President Tony Frank delivers his eighth annual Fall Address, August 31, 2016.

Colorado State University President Tony Frank will deliver the annual President’s Fall Address on Wednesday, Sept. 20 on CSU’s historic Oval. In his address, he will offer highlights of the past year and discuss goals for the year ahead.

The university community is invited to gather at the Oval at 11:15 a.m. with the Colorado State University Marching Band. Frank will begin his comments at 11:30 a.m. from the south end of the Oval.

20th anniversary of the University Picnic

Immediately following the address will be the annual University Picnic, celebrating and promoting the spirit of Colorado State.

This is the 20th anniversary of the University Picnic, which was first held in September 1997 as a thank-you to the university community for pulling together in the aftermath of the devastating Spring Creek Flood. The event has been held annually in conjunction with the President’s Fall Address as a university tradition ever since.

University Picnic menu

This year’s University Picnic menu includes:

  • Sun-dried tomato pesto turkey sandwich on multi-grain flat bread
  • Southwest black bean hummus wrap
  • Sun chips
  • Chocolate chunk cookie
  • Assorted beverages from Coca-Cola

Gluten-free and dairy-free options – boxed lunch

  • Turkey sandwich on gluten-free bread with lettuce and tomato
  • Boulder canyon gluten-free kettle chips
  • Gluten-free granola bar

Closures, transportation, weather

The Oval will be closed to traffic and parking throughout the day.

The campus community is encouraged to use Around the Horn. Around the Horn is a free, on-campus shuttle system designed to help CSU students, faculty, staff and guests get across campus conveniently and quickly. The route runs every ten minutes and provides services to multiple stops across campus, including stops adjacent to the Oval. The Horn’s route will be slightly altered the day of the Fall Address due to set up for the event and during the event, but will stop near the administration building.

In case of inclement weather, check the CSU website at www.colostate.edu for updates on a possible location change.

For more information, contact the Office of CSU Events at csuevents@colostate.edu.