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 2019–2020 Schedule

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

Convocation Lunch
Friday, August 23
Lot 31

Urbana South Block Party Dinner
Sunday, August 25; 4:45-7 p.m. 
PAR and FAR College Court

10th Annual Sustainable Student Farm Open House
September 6; 3-6 p.m. 
Student Sustainable Farm (located at Windsor & Lincoln) 

Taste of Illinois Dinner
Thursday, September 12; 4:30-8 p.m. 
Ikenberry Quad 

Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
Wednesday, September 25
All dining halls



Horchata and Tamarind Water


Posole Pepitas


Torta Ahogada, Chimichurri Chicken, Croquettes, Vegan Chikn Fajitas, and Shrimp Ceviche with Popcorn


Tortillas and Cornbread; Arroz con Gandules; Platanos Maduros; Jicama, Poblano Vegetable Sauté’; Assorted Salsas; and Bottled Hot Sauces and Pilot Lab Hot Sauce

Tableside Guac Action Station

Prepared Guac; Cotija, Jalapeno, Lime, Red Onion, Cilantro, Tomato, Mango; and Fresh Fried Tortilla Chips


Tres Leches; Arroz Con Leche; Apple Paste, Manchego, and Baguette; Paletas; Assorted Candies: Elotes, Tamarind, Chile Mango; Jicama, Melon, and Pina with Chile, Lime and Salt

Diwali Dinner 
Monday, October 28
IKE Dining Center and LAR Dining Hall

Halloween Dinner
Thursday, October 31
Busey Dining Hall, IKE Dining Center, and Blue 41 in the Illini Union