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!

Fall 2017 Schedule

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

Convocation

  • Date: Friday, August 25
  • Location: Lot 31

Block Party Urbana South

  • Date: Sunday, August 27
  • Location: College Court

Outdoor Fall Event - Taste of Illinois

  • Date: Thursday, September 7
  • Location: IKE Farmer's Market 

Know Your Food, Know Your Impact

  • Dates: Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14
  • Locations: LAR, IKE, FAR (September 13) ISR, Busey, PAR (September 14)

Dining at the Student Sustainable Farm

  • Date: Friday, September 8
  • Location: Student Sustainable Farm

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

  • Dates: October 2 - 4
  • Locations: ISR (October 2) IKE, PAR, LAR, (October 3) FAR, Busey (October 4)

October Chef's Table

  • Date: Tuesday, October 10
  • Location: LAR

Diwali

  • Date: Wednesday, October 18
  • Location: All dining halls

Halloween

  • Date: Tuesday, October 31
  • Locations: IKE, ISR, PAR (full menu) LAR, Busey, FAR (select menu options)

Harvest Dinner

  • Date: Tuesday, November 7
  • Location: All dining halls

November Chef's Table

  • Date: Thursday, November 16
  • Location: ISR

December Chef's Table: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

  • Date: Thursday, December 14
  • Location: IKE multi-purpose room

World Holiday Dinner

  • Date: Tuesday, December 19
  • Location: ISR, IKE, LAR, PAR (brunch) FAR (Sunday dinner)

Spring 2018 Schedule

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

Black History Month Celebration

  • Dates: Thursday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 13
  • Locations: PAR, IKE, Busey (February 8) FAR, ISR, LAR, IKE (February 13)

Lunar New Year 

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21
  • Location: All dining halls

Valentine's Day

  • Date: Tuesday, February 14
  • Location: All dining halls

Ash Wednesday

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14
  • Location: All dining halls

February Chef's Table

  • Date: Tuesday, February 20
  • Location: IKE

National Nutrition Month

  • Dates: Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9
  • Locations: IKE, FAR, Busey (March 8) PAR, LAR, ISR (March 9)

March Chef's Table

  • Date: Wednesday, March 14
  • Location: FAR

Easter Brunch

  • Date: Sunday, April 1
  • Location: All dining halls

Passover

  • Dates: March 30 - April 7
  • Location: All dining halls

April Chef's Table

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11
  • Location: PAR

University of Illinois Sesquicentennial

  • Date: Thursday, April 26
  • Location: IKE

Urbana South Drag Show

  • Date: April - TBD
  • Location: PAR

Urbana North Carnival

  • Date: April - TBD
  • Location: ISR

Allen-pallooza

  • Date: April - TBD
  • Location: LAR - Dinner

Midnight Breakfast

  • Date: Wednesday, May 2
  • Locations: IKE and ISR

May Chef's Table

  • Date: Friday, May 4
  • Location: Busey

Graduation

  • Date: Saturday, May 12 
  • Location: All dining halls