Pamplin's Kickoff picnic was held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Alumni Association Lawn. The picnic was free for all Pamplin faculty, staff, and students. The band Empty Bottle played, students mingled with Pamplin faculty and staff, Emeritis faculty, and VT senior leadership, and learned more about Pamplin’s student organizations.

To liven things up, there was a rock wall, a dunk tank – where students could dunk faculty members, an obstacle course, and a photo booth. Professional Catering, Inc. also offered picnic style food (hamburgers, veggie burgers, pulled pork, and all the sides).

Rain was far away and shine stayed to play.