Special Events 2016 - 2017

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 18 - 21, 2016

  • 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
  • Fall 2016 Opening Weekend schedule

Taste of UNC
Friday, August 19, 2016

  • 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 5, 2016

  • 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

World Vegetarian Day
Saturday, October 1, 2016

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

Community Fest
Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • more information coming soon!

Rosh Hashanah
Sunday - Tuesday, October 2 - 4, 2016

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

Homecoming Weekend
Friday - Sunday, October 21 - 23, 2016

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

Halloween
Monday, October 31, 2016

  • Look for spooky treats in the dining rooms!

Family and Friends Weekend
Friday - Sunday, November 4 - 6, 2016

  • 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.

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 2:00am

  • Don't forget to “Fall Back”

Thanksgiving Brunch
Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday - Sunday, November 22 - 27, 2016

Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • 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 5 - 8, 2016

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

Last Meal - Fall 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016

  • 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 7 - 8, 2017

  • 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 16, 2017

  • 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 1, 2017 (<-- 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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Check out the special treats!

President's Day
Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Check out the special treats!

March is National Nutrition Month

  • Look for our healthy and nutritious options!

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lent
Wednesday - Saturday, March 1 - April 13, 2017

  • Fish will be available every Friday until Easter!

Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 a.m.

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

Spring Break - have a safe and happy break!
Saturday - Sunday, March 11 - 19, 2017

  • 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 2017 hours.

 

Customer Appreciation Week
Monday - Friday, April 10-14, 2017

  • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, Holmes Dining Hall, and the UC Food Court will all have special treats all week long!
  • Flyer: View the menu (coming soon)

Easter
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

Earth Week
Monday - Friday, April 17 - 21, 2017

  • All locations will be having "Earth Day" activities throughout the week!
  • Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd!
  • Flyer: Trayless

Passover
Sundown on Monday - Tuesday, April 10 - 18, 2017

  • Passover items will be served in the dining rooms.
  • Flyer: View the menu

Study Breaks
Monday -Thursday, May 1 - 4, 2017

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

Last Meal - Spring 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017

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