All-University Thanksgiving offers, food, fun and fellowship

Ryan Finn

Food, fellowship and fun are on tonight’s agenda for Baylor students.

The annual All-University Thanksgiving Dinner will take place 5-7 p.m. tonight at the Burleson Quadrangle where a free Thanksgiving meal will be provided alongside special musical performances from Uproar Records artists.

Austin junior Emily Huang, junior class president, said the dinner will be catered by Aramark, free of charge.

“I think of All-University Thanksgiving Dinner as a really great time,” Huang said. “It allows Baylor students to celebrate our community and how much we have to be thankful for as the name ‘Thanksgiving’ might suggest.”

The dinner will also collaborate with Campus Kitchens and Turkeypalooza, which will host a canned food drive and photo contest for students and faculty. Since 2001, Campus Kitchens has provided 2,225,349 free meals all across the country, according to

“We’re asking people who come to Thanksgiving dinner to bring a canned food item,” Huang said. “When they donate it, they can take a picture of themselves and post it to social media using #BUSG, and we’ll randomly choose someone and give them a $15 Chipotle gift card.”

Austin junior Catherine Booth, junior class vice president, said during the event all dining halls will be closed to encourage people who live on campus to attend.

“It’s a time for all of the Baylor students to get together,” Booth said.