Special Events

For our team, every meal is special. But sometimes, we really go overboard. Columbia Dining is known for some extraordinary annual events that are student favorites.

Meet and Eat Series

During the year, we’re lucky enough to have chefs visit us from local neighborhood favorites and nationally recognized restaurants. Stay tuned for opportunities to meet the latest guest - you never know who it’ll be!

Battle of the Dining Halls

In its second year, the Battle of the Dining Halls is a throw down between the three residential dining locations. The highlight of the competition is our Food Fight event: where the three teams face off in a cooking competition judged by a celebrity guest and panel of students.

Thanksgiving Feast

One of our most loved traditions: John Jay Dining Hall is transformed for Thanksgiving Feast, where students dine family style and carve their own turkey! This meal is reservation only so make sure to sign up fast and enjoy the feast.

Surf, Turf, and Earth

The stuff of legends: including a shrimp boat, lobster, steaks, and vegetarian delights. We help students celebrate the start of spring with this outdoor feast.