At the beginning and end of the school year, meteorology students and professors get together for a cookout at Kirchoff Park. The picnic in early September is a chance for new freshman to get to know their fellow students and professors outside of the classroom. The picnic in late April or early May is put on by the newly elected officers of VUSIT and AMS/NWA to bring the year to a close. Highlights of the picnics include great food, kickball, softball, and many other games.