2018 International Welcome PicnicBack to events

Our largest event of the year!

Saturday, September 8 from 12 - 3

Our 12th Annual Picnic!

Check out our video from 2014 Welcome Picnic from Hospitality Center for Chinese on Vimeo.

This is our twelth year of inviting Chinese and international students, friends, and families to join us for our annual welcome picnic held at the St. Paul Mall of University of Minnesota campus and Hospitality Center for Chinese (华夏之家)! Come play games, eat good food from Tea House, take pictures in the photo booth, make new friends, win lucky draw prizes, and have a great time!

Come for an opportunity to win an overnight stay in northern Minnesota and other prizes!

Our picnic will provide opportunities for making new connections and renewing old ones. Senior students will share tips for making the most of your time in Minnesota. Network for family phone plans and possible roommates. There will be activities for children like face painting, sports, and more!

How to get here:

  1.  Take the Metro 3 bus https://www.metrotransit.org/route/3. You can pick it up at Anderson Hall stop or Jones and Eddy Hall. It will take you to Como Ave and Cleveland Ave. From there, you walk north on Cleveland until our building on the left.
  2. Drive yourself and a few friends!
  3. Take the campus connector 121 right from Minneapolis to St. Paul Campus!
  4. Bike or walk.

Click here for a map to HCC.

Cost: Free!