Special Events 2015 - 2016

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!

Fall Opening Weekend
Thursday - Sunday, August 20 - 23, 2015

  • 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 2015 Opening Weekend schedule (pdf)

Taste of UNC
Friday, August 21, 2015

  • 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 7, 2015

  • 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
Sunday - Tuesday, September 13 - 15, 2015

  • begins at sundown (dinner) on Sunday
  • ends at nightfall (dinner) on Tuesday

World Vegetarian Day
Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Homecoming Weekend
Friday - Sunday, October 16 - 18, 2015

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

Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • Look for spooky treats in the dining rooms!

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 2:00am

  • Don't forget to “Fall Back”

Family and Friends Weekend
Friday - Sunday, November 6 - 7, 2015

  • 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.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Sunday, November 22, 2015

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

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday - Sunday, November 24 - 29, 2015

Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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

Study Breaks
Monday - Thursday, December 7 - 10, 2015

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

Last Meal - Fall 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015

  • All Dining Rooms will close after lunch on Friday.
  • All Retail Dining locations will close at their normal times on Friday.
  • All Dining Rooms and Retail Dining locations will be closed over Winter Break. Please see the Winter Break hours here.

Opening Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 - 10, 2016

When you come back to UNC in January, there are some dates you should be aware of. Meal plans (and Dining Dollars) will be active on Saturday, January 9th, just like normal.

What’s not normal is that Holmes Dining Hall will be CLOSED on Saturday, January 9th due to a special Admissions event. Because of this, you can choose to go to either Tobey-Kendel Dining Room or the University Center for your meals on Saturday... the UC Food Court will be open for Brunch, and Bears Bistro will be open for Dinner.

Normal dining room hours will resume on Sunday, January 10th (including Holmes).

  Saturday, January 9 Sunday, January 10
Holmes Brunch = CLOSED Brunch = 11am - 1pm
  Dinner = CLOSED Dinner = 5pm - 6:30pm
Tobey-Kendel Brunch = 11am - 1pm Brunch = 11am - 1pm
  Dinner = 5pm - 6:30pm Dinner = 5pm - 6:30pm
UC Food Court Brunch = 11am - 1pm Brunch = CLOSED
  Dinner = CLOSED Dinner = CLOSED
Bears Bistro Brunch = CLOSED Brunch = CLOSED
  Dinner = 5pm - 6:30pm Dinner = CLOSED

 

For our Retail Dining locations, the closures/hours are a little different... during the Winter Break (and the Interim Session too), there will be limited hours at select Retail Dining locations only. Please click here for a complete listing of our Winter Break hours.

The dining rooms may be closed, but you can still use (and purchase) your Dining Dollars during Winter Break. Beginning on Sunday, January 10th, all Retail Dining Locations will resume their normal business hours.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 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 for dining rooms and Retail Dining locations.

 

February is Black History Month

Call Dibs Speial Dinner
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • Join us in celebrating the beginning of the Call Dibs campaign. You will be able to sign up for your current room in the residence hall, pick a new room, or apply for one of the apartments!
  • Menus @ Tobey-Kendel
    • Soup du Jour: Chili
    • Home Plate: St. Louis Baby Back Ribs, Vegetarian Ziti Bake, Green Beans, Cheesy Potatoes
    • The Grille: Foot Long Corn Dogs, Foot Long Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potatoes, Smiley Fries
    • Wok & Roll: Emperor Chicken, Vegetarian Eggrolls, Pork Potstickers
    • Pizzeria: French Bread Pizza
    • The DASH: Baked Salmon, Blue & Gold Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash
    • Sweet Treats: Sopapilla Bar, Churros w/ Toppings, Double Fudge Brownies
  • Menus @ Holmes
    • Soup du Jour: Chili
    • Home Plate: St. Louis Baby Back Ribs, Vegetarian Ziti Bake, Green Beans, Cheesy Potatoes
    • The Grille: Foot Long Corn Dogs, Foot Long Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Corn on the Cob, Smiley Fries
    • Wok & Roll: Emperor Chicken, Pork Potstickers, Stir-Fry Veggies, Steamed Rice
    • The DASH: Baked Salmon, Blue & Gold Potatoes, Honey Carrots
    • Sweet Treats: Sopapilla Bar, Churros w/ Toppings, Double Fudge Brownies

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lent
Wednesday - Saturday, February 10 - March 26, 2016

  • Fish will be available every Friday until Easter!

Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • Check out the special treats!

President's Day
Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Check out the special treats!

March is National Nutrition Month

  • Look for our healthy and nutritious options!

Spring Break - have a safe and happy break!
Friday - Sunday, March 11 - 20, 2016

  • Holmes, TK, the UC Food Court, and Bears Bistro will close after Lunch on Friday.
  • Holmes and TK will re-open for Dinner on Sunday.
  • The UC Food Court and Bears Bistro will re-open for normal hours on Monday.
  • CLICK HERE to see the Spring Break 2016 hours.

Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 a.m.

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

Easter
Sunday, March 27, 2016

  • Sunday Brunch: special menu at Holmes and Tobey-Kendel

Passover
Sundown on Friday - Saturday, April 22 - 29, 2016

Customer Appreciation Week
Monday - Friday, April 11-15, 2016

  • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, Holmes Dining Hall, and the UC Food Court will all have special treats all week long!

Earth Week
Monday - Friday, April 18 - 22, 2016

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

Study Breaks
Monday -Thursday, May 2 - 5, 2016

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

Last Meal - Spring 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016

  • All Dining Rooms will close after lunch on Friday.
  • All Retail Dining locations will close for normal hours on Friday.