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)

Free shuttle will run continuously from SDRP and Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls beginning at 2:30 pm.

The farm serves as a production farm to supply our residence halls with locally grown, low-input sustainable food. Currently the farm operates between 45-48 weeks per year, occupying seven acres for outdoor field production and nearly 12,000 square feet of year-round high tunnel production. For more information, visit

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

Join us for a Dining event celebrating local farmers, manufacturers, and producers. This event will be featuring items from the University Student Sustainable Farm and the Meat Sales Room.

The cost for this event is one Classic Meal (if using meal plan) or the dinner equivalency with Café Credits, Illini Cash, or credit/debit card.

Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
Wednesday, September 25
All dining halls

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