Special Events 2017 - 2018

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 17 - 20, 2017

  • 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.
  • Special $7 cash rate during opening weekend

Taste of UNC
Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 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 4, 2017

  • 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 20 - 22, 2017

  • begins at sundown (dinner) on Wednesday
  • ends at nightfall (dinner) on Friday

Family and Friends Weekend
Friday - Sunday, September 22-24, 2017

  • 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.

Community Fest
Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • We will have 3 booths at Community Fest... come see us for some bagels, breakfast burritos, fresh squeezed juice, and chili!!

World Vegetarian Day
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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

Homecoming Weekend
Friday - Sunday, October 20 - 22, 2017

  • SPECIAL GUEST PRICE: Adult/Child $7.00 per person, tax included
  • Saturday: special prime rib brunch in Holmes and TK

Halloween
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Look for spooky treats in the dining rooms!

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 2:00am

  • Don't forget to “Fall Back”

Thanksgiving Brunch
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday - Sunday, November 21 - 26, 2017

Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Study Breaks
Monday - Thursday, December 4 - 7, 2017

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

Last Meal - Fall 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017

  • 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 6 - 7, 2018

  • Meal plans become active at brunch on Saturday at Holmes Dining Hall and Tobey-Kendel Dining Room.
  • Dining Dollars will be active starting Saturday morning.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 15, 2018

  • 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 Special Dinner
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (<-- date is still tentative, so this could change)

  • 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!

Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Check out the special treats!

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lent
Wednesday - Saturday, February 14 - March 29, 2018

  • Fish will be available every Friday until Easter!

President's Day
Monday, February 19, 2018

  • 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!
Saturday - Sunday, March 10 - 18, 2018

  • Holmes, TK, the UC Food Court, and Bears Bistro will close after Lunch on Friday, March 10.
  • Holmes and TK will re-open for Dinner on Sunday, March 19.
  • The UC Food Court and Bears Bistro will re-open for normal hours on Monday, March 20.
  • CLICK HERE to see the Spring Break hours.

Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 a.m.

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

Passover
Sundown on Monday - Tuesday, March 30 - April 7, 2018

  • Passover items will be served in the dining rooms.

Easter
Sunday, April 1, 2018

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

Customer Appreciation Week
Monday - Friday, April 16 - 20, 2018 (<-- dates are still tentative, so this could change)

  • 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 23 - 27, 2018

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

Study Breaks
Monday -Thursday, April 30 - May 3, 2018

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

Last Meal - Spring 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018

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