Was wondering whether the dining halls are closed during Thanksgiving break. What are the kids supposed to do on Thanksgiving day?
Yes, they're closed.
There won't be enough kids without a place to eat to justify keeping the dining halls open. Those who aren't traveling OOS are eating with friends/suitemates. Southerners are very good about inviting those without a place to eat.
I did manage to find a restaurant open on Thanksgiving, after all! Made reservations at the Epiphany Cafe', whose local farm-to-table concept is appealing, and menu, creative and intruiging. Be prepared to reserve with a credit card because of game night.
The Legends Restaurant at the Capstone Hotel on campus is open on Thanksgiving Day. A Buffet is served until 3 pm. At 5 pm you can have dinner off the regular menu...or a plated turkey dinner. My family and I are going to the Iron Bowl too as my son is a student. Reservations strongly suggested. Hope this helps you. Happy Thanksgiving! ROLL TIDE!!!
Are they serving dinner @ the Ferg this year? I'm tempted to head down to T-town for a few days. Just found out most of my family is away & all my kids are out of town. My sister wants to go out. H & I abhor going to restaurants on holidays.
In years past OOS students have been invited to roommate's houses, friend's houses, Dean's houses and professor's houses as reported here on CC. Also students have been known to band together and coordinate a group meal. Others will probably just sleep the day away
I haven't heard or seen anything this year about a Thanksgiving dinner in the Ferg for UA students and guests. I have seen information about one for Tuscaloosa's underprivileged children, but that's it.
I plan on sleeping late, seeing/talking to my family via Skype, shopping on Amazon, and cooking a steak. My family has been celebrating Thanksgiving in October for the past few years, though not usually on Canadian Thanksgiving aka Columbus Day in the US, and usually has steak for the November Thanksgiving.
@k, Full Moon BBQ is open on sunday...those of you going to the Iron Bowl, may I remind you that there is also Coach Grant's Men's Basketball Game that Friday Night...Coach Grant is doing big things in basketball and he is doing it the right way...CRIMSON TIDE HOOPS is underway!
Are the dining halls closed the entire weekend or just Thanksgiving Day? Will there be restaurants on the strip open Fri-Sun? My S doesn't have a car so there will be no way for him to drive anywhere off campus.
My D is in the same boat. She has no car, and all of her roommates are going home. She has been invited to go home with them, but she has a ticket to the game and they are not coming back in time. If the dining halls are closed beyond just Thursday, this maybe an issue.
Sniner: Have your daughter walk to PUBLIX or take Crimson Ride over and stock up on groceries. With her roommates all gone there should be plenty of room in fridge /freezer, if she has a lot of groceries call a local cab for a ride back to dorm (about $5)... well worth it. Her food will stay cold so no worries there.
Have her ask around among her friends who are staying if they would like to do a group dinner, everyone can cook together in one of the communal kitchens.
There will also be food on the Quad, the day of the game. I haven't heard of any of "our" kids going hungry because the dining rooms were closed
...also, please accept my apologies for jumping in like that and diverting from the primary point of the thread. I guess I got a little excited about the trip (we leave in about an hour) and you guys seem so knowledgeable about the area.