Thanksgiving Feast: A Columbia Dining Tradition

Every year Columbia Dining hosts a Thanksgiving feast for 1,000 students to celebrate and give thanks with their Columbia family before holiday break. A traditional dinner of turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings is served family style in John Jay Dining Hall, where the menu includes vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher options.

November 24, 2014

This year, there was a special focus on community. Cards at each place setting outlined Columbia Community Principles of responsibility, integrity and acceptance of a diversity of opinion and also invited students to write down why they are thankful. For every card returned, the University donated money to two local soup kitchens.