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 for normal hours 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 10 - 11, 2016

  • Holmes and Tobey-Kendel: meal plans will be active for brunch on Saturday
  • Holmes and Tobey-Kendel: normal hours resume on Saturday
  • The UC Food Court & Bears Bistro: normal hours resume on Monday.
  • Retail Dining locations re-open on Monday.

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.

Claim Your Space Dinner
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Special dinner menu at Holmes and Tobey-Kendel

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)

Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • Check out the special treats!

President's Day
Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Check out the special treats!

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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

  • Fish will be available every Friday until Easter!

March is National Nutrition Month

  • Look for our healthy and nutritious options!

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

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

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.

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!
  • Wednesday, April 13th will feature steaks at dinner!! Be sure to join us at either Holmes or TK for this treat!

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, 2015

  • 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.