Special Events 2014 - 2015

Special Events in Dining Services

Special dinners and dining diversions (also referred to as "monotony breakers") are scheduled throughout both Fall and Spring semesters. The purpose of these special events is to broaden your culinary horizons and to allow you to experience foods and cultures from around the world, or even around the state.

Join us at one (or ALL) of our special events coming up this year!

Our 2015-2016 schedule is coming soon... keep checking back!!

Fall Opening Weekend
Thursday - Sunday, August 21 - 24, 2014

  • Complimentary refreshments are provided for students and their families at Tobey-Kendel Dining Room & Holmes Dining Hall on Thursday during move-in
  • Meal plans become active at dinner on Thursday at Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room & the UC Food Court
  • Dining Dollars will be active starting Thursday morning
  • Fall 2014 Opening Weekend schedule - coming soon!

Taste of UNC
Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Location: Turner Green (lawn area between Turner and Lawrenson Halls on West Campus)
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    (All dining rooms are closed at dinner... please join us at the Taste of UNC event)
  • Students use their meal plans during this event... and guests are welcome to join us at the special cash price of $6.00 (tax included).

Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Holmes Dining Hall & Tobey-Kendel Dining Room are both open for Brunch and Dinner (instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • The UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and all Gourmet to Go locations are CLOSED
  • All Retail Dining locations will be CLOSED as well

Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday - Friday, September 24 - 26, 2014

  • begins at sundown (dinner) on Wednesday, September 24th
  • ends at nightfall (dinner) on Friday, September 26th

World Vegetarian Day
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Special vegetarian Items served: brunch and dinner in Holmes Dining Hall & Tobey-Kendel Dining Room

Homecoming Weekend
Friday - Sunday, October 3 - 5, 2014

  • SPECIAL GUEST PRICE: Adult/Child $7.00 per person, tax included
  • Don't forget to join us at Community Fest before the game!

Family and Friends Weekend
Friday - Sunday, October 24 - 26, 2014

  • SPECIAL GUEST PRICE: Adult/Child $7.00 per person, tax included
  • Saturday Brunch: We will be serving a special Prime Rib Brunch available at Holmes Dining Hall & Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Look for spooky treats in the dining rooms!

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 2:00am

  • Don't forget to “Fall Back”

Thanksgiving Brunch
Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • Holmes Dining Hall & Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 26 - 30, 2014

Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

  • Where/When: Holmes Dining Hall @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Where/When: Tobey-Kendel Dining Room @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • See the menu here

Study Breaks
Monday - Thursday, December 8 - 11, 2014

  • Holmes Dining Hall & Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, January 10 - 11, 2015

  • Meal plans activate & normal hours resume on Saturday, January 10th (in both Tobey-Kendel and Holmes)
  • The UC Food Court & Bears Bistro re-open on Monday, January 12th.
  • Retail Dining locations re-open on Monday, January 12th.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 19, 2015

  • There are special hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • DINING ROOMS: Holmes and TK will be serving Brunch and Dinner (instead of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). The UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will be closed.
    • RETAIL DINING: Subway will be open 10:30am-4pm, and Munchy Mart will be open 8am-8pm. All other Retail Dining locations will be closed.
    • MAIN OFFICE: The Dining Services main office will also be closed on Monday, so please give us an extra day to make changes to any meal plans submitted online after 4pm on Friday.
  • Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 20th for dining rooms and Retail Dining locations.

February is Black History Month

  • Soul Food in the Dining Rooms (look for the special menu items picked out by the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center)

Claim Your Space - Special Menu at Dinner
Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Check out the special treats!

President's Day
Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Check out the special treats!

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

March is National Nutrition Month

  • Look for our healthy and nutritious options!

Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 2:00 a.m.

  • Don' forget to “Spring Forward” Saturday night!

Spring Break - have a safe and happy break!
Saturday - Sunday, March 14 - 22, 2015

  • Holmes, TK, the UC Food Court, and Bears Bistro will close after Lunch on Friday, March 13th.
  • Holmes and TK will re-open for Dinner on Sunday, March 22nd. The UC Food Court and Bears Bistro will re-open for normal hours on Monday, March 23rd.
  • CLICK HERE to see the Spring Break 2015 hours.

Sundown on Friday - Saturday, April 3 - 11, 2015

Customer Appreciation Week
Monday - Friday, April 13-17, 2015

  • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, Holmes Dining Hall, and the UC Food Court will all have special treats all week long!
  • Wednesday, April 15th will feature steaks at dinner!! Be sure to join us at either Holmes or TK for this treat!

Earth Week
Monday - Friday, April 20-24, 2015

  • All locations will be having "Earth Day" activities throughout the week! Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd!

Study Breaks
Monday -Thursday, May 4 - 7, 2015

  • Join us for complimentary study breaks during finals week!
  • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room and Holmes Dining Hall, 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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