Events and Theme Meals

Dining Special Events

Gather your friends and join us for some fun at our special events and theme nights. On these nights we create a special menu and offer extras that may include live entertainment, raffles, educational booths, or interactive games. Watch for information in your email, on digital signs, and this page to stay updated on what's coming next!

2018–2019 Schedule

Please note: events are subject to change. We will update this information if any changes occur.

Convocation Lunch
Friday, August 24
Lot 31

Urbana South Block Party Dinner
Sunday, August 26
PAR and FAR College Court

Sustainable Student Farm Open House
September 7 from 3–6 p.m.  
Student Sustainable Farm 

Taste of Illinois Dinner
Thursday, September 13
Ikenberry Quad

Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
Thursday, October 11
All dining halls

Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch
Monday, October 15
La Cocina at Blue 41 in the Illini Union

Halloween Dinner
Wednesday, October 31
Busey Dining Hall, IKE Dining Hall, and Blue 41 in the Illini Union
Diwali Dinner
Wednesday, November 7
IKE Dining Hall and LAR Dining Hall

Harvest Dinner
Tuesday, November 13
FAR Dining Hall and Blue 41 in the Illini Union

Chinese New Year Dinner
Tuesday, February 5
PAR Dining Hall, LAR Dining Hall, and IKE Dining Hall

Black History Month
Thursday, February 21
All locations

Mardis Gras
Tuesday, March 5
All locations 

Gumbo Cookoff
Tuesday, March 5

Luau Dinner
Thursday, April 18
IKE Dining Hall

Allanpalooza Dinner
LAR Dining Hall

Drag Show at Late Night
Thursday, April 25
PAR Dining Hall

Uber Chef’s Table
Friday, May 3
Busey-Evans Dining Hall

Midnight Breakfast
Wednesday, May 1
IKE Dining Hall and LAR

Graduation Brunch
Saturday, May 11