Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Elizabeth Patrick

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together to appreciate what they have and be thankful for one another. Every Thanksgiving, Defiance College has the tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for its students.

The annual Thanksgiving dinner served family style to students by faculty and staff, likely started in the late 1970s and from the mid-1980s until 2016 and was organized by the Chaplains office. This family-style dinner is usually served the week before Thanksgiving.

A typical Thanksgiving dinner consists of roast turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

After returning to campus last year after taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Defiance College is happy to announce that their annual Thanksgiving dinner was presented to students on November 17th.

For the people who have not yet had the opportunity to experience this tradition, the meal is served family style in the dining hall. In order to make this event extremely special, the staff fancy things up with linens and china. Members of the Defiance College staff will serve different food to the students at the different tables.

This year’s event took place on Thursday, November 17th, at 5 pm in the dining hall. Residential students were required to bring their current student IDs. Those commuter students who wish to attend should have picked up a meal ticket from the Office of Student Life at 128 Hubbard Hall.

For those students who play basketball and oftentimes cannot make it at 5 pm due to practice, there was a buffet set up at 630 pm in the banquet hall room. Just like in previous years, it was a very fun experience, and the students enjoyed a Thanksgiving family-style dinner.

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