Gobble Up These 11 Photos From Columbia Dining's 'Friendsgiving' and We Guarantee You'll Smile

Gratitude was the name of the game on Thursday evening as Columbia Dining put on a Thanksgiving feast and festive photo booth for students. 

Eileen Barroso, Kelly Moffitt, and Jennifer Pellerito
November 19, 2021

"I'm grateful for friends & family." 

"I'm grateful for books."

"I'm grateful for my life."

"I'm grateful for my new friends."

"I'm grateful for staff."

"I'm thankful for Columbia Dining because you make us feel like HOME!"

Just call it 'The One With All The Gratitude.' Thankfulness abounded on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Columbia Dining locations across Morningside Campus as Dining Staff prepared a delectable Thanksgiving dinner with all. the. fixings. Students gathered, laughed, and shared what they were thankful for after a stressful few years.

They also had the chance to stop by for hot cocoa and a 'Friendsgiving'-themed photo booth on Van Am Quad — complete with an orange couch just like the beloved sitcom.

Here are just a few of our favorite shots from the event, taken by University Photographer Eileen Barroso and Diane Bondareff. Make sure you follow @ColumbiaDining on Instagram to see more!

We <3 You, Chef Mike

Columbia Dining's Chef Mike in a turkey hat on an orange couch on Van Am Quad.

Olympic Flair from Evita Griskenas (CC'24)

Evita Griskenas does the splits on the friends couch

Meanwhile, Tasty Turkey Awaits

Turkey and all the fiixings in John Jay Dining Hall.

Friends That Wear Turkey Masks Together...

A group of friends in a Dining Hall wear turkey masks.

Joy in John Jay

Friends join together in John Jay over turkey dinner.

Pleasing Pies, Straight from the Chef Herself

A beautiful pie from Chef RP

A Moment of Thanks for Columbia Dining

A male student posts a thank you to the Columbia dining staff in John Jay

20/20 Turkey Vision

A student with a turkey mask on in gobbles food.

Thankful for Our Students

Friends gather together on an orange couch.

Happy Thanksgiving, One and All!

Friends gather together on an orange couch.