Backpack: You’ll need a lot of things to survive Picnic Day and you’ll need something to carry them in. A backpack can also double as a pillow during your mid-afternoon nap.
Water bottle: Do not fill this with alcohol. Bring water to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially in the Davis heat.
Chapstick: This goes hand in hand with staying hydrated. Protect your lips!
Sunglasses: It will be sunny, so wear sunglasses to prevent sun damage.
Snacks: Along with eating a full breakfast, don’t forget to bring snacks for the rest of the day. On-campus food can be expensive, and no, beer does not count as food.
Emergency numbers: Be sure to have important emergency numbers and your friends’ numbers programmed into your phone. Keep in mind, however, that cell phone service can be spotty on Picnic Day, so make a plan with your friends before you start your day.
Advil: You never know how you might be feeling, so make sure to have some painkillers on hand.