University Steak Fry


2020 Annual University Steak Fry

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Steak Fry is cancelled.

New faculty, unclassified staff, and university support staff receive a complimentary Steak Fry registration. Current faculty and staff, as well as retired faculty and staff may attend for $15 each. Additional guests are also $15 each.

History of the Steak Fry

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According to The Collegio on October 13, 1976, the Annual All-Faculty Steak Fry began in the early 1940s. Prior to 1977, the Steak Fry was organized by the Faculty Men's Picnic Committee. The committee also organized the Trout Bake, a picnic for the men faculty on campus and a summer faculty men's picnic. The Trout Bake was named after Dean G. W. Trout who began the picnic tradition for the men in 1921. In fall 1976, the Faculty Men's Picnic Committee asked the Faculty Association to take over the planning of the Annual Steak Fry the next year.