Many students may not have been able to go home for a Thanksgiving dinner, but they still enjoyed the holiday food at Panther Dining Hall on Nov. 19, exactly one week before the holiday.
If students have missed all the delicious food, another upscale dining event will take place on Dec. 9. This one will be in honor of the pre-winter break, and they will serve foods similar in nature.
Students, faculty and staff came together and ate at the annual Pre-Thanksgiving lunch from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. The menu was extensive and upscale, with foods including slow roasted carved turkey, sweet potato casserole and triple chocolate bundt cake. This has annual celebration has been going on for at least the past 20 years.
Students could binge on the all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet with the regular cost of swiping in, or $8 flex credit. It is a nice upgrade from the day-to-day menu with no extra charge. Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, and this event definitely brings on the family atmosphere.
Students are not the only ones who enjoyed the vast meal. “We really like to see everyone’s faces at this event,” said Thomas Stewart, the director of Dining Services. “It brings the faculty and staff together every year. The dining staff enjoys putting it together, despite all the extra work.
The main celebration for the holiday took place at Panther Dining Hall, but other places on campus are serving holiday goods.
Christopher Whitman, the manager of the Rathskeller said they are offering seasonal pumpkin pie milkshakes for those that enjoy the fall season treats.