If the scent of pumpkins wafts across campus Sunday night, it is probably from the Student Activities Board’s Thanksgiving dinner.
At 5:30 p.m., students will gather for a Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the 1844 Society and the Student Activities Board. Students can RSVP through a link in the student activities newsletter emails and pick up their tickets in the Grewcock Student Union. The tickets are intended to help everyone get seated more quickly.
The dinner is intended to foster community.
“There’s something unique about this college. Its community is like a family,” Assistant Director of Student Activities Hank Prim said. “This dinner’s goal is to bring together that sense of community to give thanks for all the blessings we’ve been afforded as a college family.”
Doors open at 5 p.m., and there will be live acoustic music.
“Thanksgiving is a time for family to get together and share what we’re thankful for,” freshman Richard Frost said.
While the dinner is a relatively new event, some have wanted it for a while.
“The dinner is something that Dr. Arnn has always wanted: a Thanksgiving dinner with the students,” said Ashlyn Landherr, director of student activities.