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Special Events

At Dining Services, we believe an exceptional dining experience goes further than the food we serve. Whenever possible, we try to offer learning opportunities, community-building events, and new culinary experiences for our guests.

Each semester, we present several special events in our dining centers. They can be customer appreciation nights like Shiki, an exploration of Japanese cuisine, or Curate, a night of mystery theater and fine dining. We also regularly offer our Chef Series, where our culinary staff serves and teaches guests about their favorite dishes. We also run several annual celebrations such as our week-long Chili Challenge or Thanksgiving dinner in D2, our all-you-care-to-eat dining center at Dietrick Hall.

For the latest updates on special events, follow Dining Services on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Links to our social media platforms are available online at dining.vt.edu.

Fall 2022 Special Event Calendar

Click here to view our Google calendar. Visit GobblerConnect to learn more about each event. 

Thursday, August 18

  • Weeks of Welcome Tailgate Lunch
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • D2 Door Price

Saturday, August 20

  • GobblerNights Late Night at Burger '37
    • 8:00 - 11:00 PM
    • Burger '37 at Squires Student Center
    • Prices a la carte
  • GobblerNights Late Night at the Food Trucks
    • 8:00 - 11:00 PM
    • Food Trucks at Squires Student Center
    • Prices a la carte

Monday, September 12 - Friday, September 16

  • National Chocolate Milkshake Week
    • Burger '37 at Squires Food Court
    • Operating Hours, While Supplies Last
    • Price TBD

Friday, September 16

  • International Cafe Hour: Pakistan
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center and the Pakistani Student Alliance
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders

Saturday, September 17

  • Owens Special Event
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • Time TBD
    • Price TBD
    • More details coming soon!

Friday, September 23

  • Sustainable Eats Walking Tour
    • Meeting Location TBD
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Free for dining plan holders
  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte

Monday, September 26

  • Chocolate Milk Monday
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Operating Hours
    • D2 Door Price

Thursday, September 29

  • Roadmap Coffeeworks
    • VIVA Market
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Free for dining plan holders
  • Chef Series: Owens
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • D2 Door Price

Thursday, October 6

  • Noodle Day
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte

Monday, October 10 – Friday, October 14

  • Chili Challenge
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    • D2 Door Price

Tuesday, October 11

  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte

Friday, October 14

  • Oktoberfest
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte
  • International Café Hour: African Culture
    • In Partnership with Cranwell International Center and the African Graduate Students' Organization
    • Deet’s Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders

Monday, October 17 – Friday, October 21

  • Chili Cheese Fry Week
    • Burger ‘37
    • Operating Hours, while supplies last
    • Prices A La Carte

Thursday, October 20

  • Chef Series: Turner Place
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 – 7:30 PM
    • D2 Door Price

Tuesday, October 25

  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte

Thursday, October 27

  • Oyster Day
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM or while supplies last
    • Prices A La Carte

Monday, October 31

  • Halloween
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • All Day
    • Prices A La Carte

Tuesday, November 1

  • Burger ’37 Breakfast
    • Burger ’37 at Squires Food Court
    • Operation Hours, While Supplies Last
    • Prices A La Carte

Friday, November 4

  • International Café Hour: Afghan Culture
    • In Partnership with Cranwell International Center and the Afghan Student Association
    • Deet’s Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM
    • Free for All Dining Plan Holders

Tuesday, November 8

  • Election Day Sundaes
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 – 7:00 PM
    • D2 Door Price

Tuesday, November 15

  • Thanksgiving at West End Market
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • Operating Hours
    • Prices A La Carte
  • Thanksgiving at Turner Place
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte
  • Thanksgiving at Owens Food Court
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices A La Carte

Tuesday, November 29

  • Table Talk
    • All Units
    • All Day
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Thursday, December 1

  • Gingerbread Houses
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • D2 Door Price
    • Pre-registration required, check back for signup information!

Thursday, December 8

  • Breakfast All Day
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • All day
    • Prices a la Carte

Friday, December 9

  • Barbeque Pop-Up
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Prices a la Carte

Monday, December 12

  • Brain Freeze
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 9:00 - 11:00 PM
    • Free for all Dining Plan holders

Tuesday, December 13

  • Holiday Meal
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Prices a la Carte