Calling all UTEP alumni...the green hues of Memorial Park will get an orange makeover when generations of UTEP alumni meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 12, to share old memories and create new ones at the third annual UTEP Alumni PICK-NIC. 

Miner alumni – and there are about 40,000 in the El Paso area – are invited to spread out their blankets, lawn chairs and ice chests at the park, 3200 Copper Ave. (between San Marcial and Luna streets) and be part of this special Miner tradition.

The event is one of more than 20 scheduled July 12 around the world where people will celebrate being Miners with food and fun.

These parties on the second Saturday in July will build alumni camaraderie and strengthen the foundation for future alumni growth as the Miner Nation continues its Centennial Celebration this year.

Picnickers are asked to wear their Miner gear and take plenty of photos and videos. Prizes will be awarded. Participants also should come ready to belt out their rendition of UTEP’s fight song, “Miner Fight.”

The Alumni Association will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs, and participants are encouraged to bring sides, salads and desserts as well as their own drinks.

UTEP PICK-NICs in the U.S. include Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orange County, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and San Francisco. Internationally, picnics will be held south of the border in Juárez and Zapopan, Mexico; as well as half a world away in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Information or to RSVP for a picnic: or 915-747-8600.