University-wide picnic is Tuesday, May 15

The first Vanderbilt University-only Employee Appreciation Picnic is right around the corner, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. The picnic has a new theme, new location and new complimentary food options for university employees. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting new carnival-themed picnic. This is a university-only event.

The Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation Picnic: Under the Big Top brings multiple food trucks with a variety of cultural foods and plenty of fun games you and your colleagues can enjoy.

Visit the Employee Appreciation website to see the food truck menus. Check back often for updates and additions.


·       Hoss’ Loaded Burgers

·       Doxie’s Pizza

·       Banjos

·       The Rolling Feast

·       313 Coney

·       Muay Thai

·       King Tuts

·       Busan Bop


·       Fire and Ice

·       Roscoe’s Smoked Bar-B-Que

·       Slims SmoQe Signals BBQ

·       Smokin’ Bowls

·       Califarmia

·       Mac Attack

·       Rustic Kitchen

·       Opry Backyard BBQ

Don’t forget about all of the games, prizes and fun.

·       Pop-a-balloon

·       Ring toss

·       Clown knock down

·       Ball toss

·       Football throw

·       Dance contest

·       Musical chairs

·       Air guitar

·       Limbo

·       Simon Says


Bring your valid Vanderbilt University ID to the ticket booth under the big top on Magnolia Lawn to enjoy a free food truck meal, games, prizes and more.

Be sure to share your comments and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #vupicnic to add it to our online collection.

Download the flier to post in your work area, and save the event to your calendar.

Questions? Email, or visit the Employee Appreciation website.