Special Events

Where can you eat prime rib, order a milkshake, learn to make chocolate truffles, build your own sundae, decorate a gingerbread house, have an omelet made-to-order, survive the Chili Challenge, and win fantastic prizes? Look no further than your closest Virginia Tech dining center.

In addition to the best food in Blacksburg, there is always something fun and exciting happening. Our staff members provide first-rate special events throughout the semester. Watch for information posted in the residence halls or view the special events calendar.

Saturday, January 25

  • Lunar New Year Festival
    • Owens Food Court
    • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Celebratory dishes will also be available at WAN during brunch from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • *Note: Owens will be closed between 3:00-5:00 pm in preperation for the special event

Friday, January 31

  • International Cafe Hour: Gulf Countries of Oman, United Arab Emirates, & Saudi Arabia
  • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Sunday, February 2

  • Football Brunch
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
    • $4.17 flex, $12.50 cash

Wednesday, February 5

  • Chef Series IV: Executive Chef Senior, Mark Moritz of Turner Place
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall - taking over Olives station
    • 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • $4.83 flex, $14.50 cash

Thursday, February 13

  • Chef Series V -  Executive Chef, Mark Bratton of Southgate Center presenting Chocolates
    • Wallace Hall kitchen
    • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Sign up at the kiosk in
      West End Market

Wednesday, February 19

  • Battle of the Birds: Chicken Parm vs General Tso's
    • Owens Food Court
    • 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Choose your favorite!

Friday, February 21

  • International Cafe Hour: South Korea
  • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Tuesday, February 25

  • Mardi Gras at West End
    • West End Market
    • 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
    • Price: À la carte

Saturday, Februray 29

  • Curate: Plated Works of Art
    • Owens Banquet Room
    • 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • $6.95 Flex or $19.95 Cash
    • RSVP here

Tuesday, March 3

  • Table Talk Live!
    • All Dining Centers
    • All Day Event

Tuesday, March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day at West End
    • West End Market
    • Time TBD
    • Price TBD

Friday, March 20

  • International Cafe Hour:
  • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24

  • Customer Appreciation Dinner
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
    • $5.98 flex, $17.95 cash

Wednesday, March 25

  • Whole Grain Sampling Day
    • All Dining Centers
    • All Day Event

Wednesday, April 1

  • PB&J Day
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • West End Market
    • Turner Place
    • All Day Event

Wednesday, April 15

  • Chef Series V: Owens Food Court at D2
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time TBD
    • Price TBD

Monday-Friday, April 20-24

  • Virginia Tech Dining Earth Week
    • All Dining Centers
    • All Day Event

Thursday, May 7

  • Build Your Own Donuts
    • Owens Food Court
    • Time TBD

Saturday, May 9

  • Power Exam Breakfast
    • Owens Food Court
    • Time TBD

Saturday, May 9

  • Food Truck Breakfast
    • Food Trucks
    • Time TBD

Monday, May 11

  • Brain Freeze II
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time TBD
    • Free to all dining plan holders, $6.50 cash

Friday, May 15

  • Commencement Breakfast
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 am
    • Price: FREE for graduating students with a dining plan, $8.95 Cash, half price for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under FREE
  • Commencement Brunch
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Price: FREE for graduating students with a dining plan, $16.95 Cash, half price for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under FREE
  • Commencement Dinner
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Price: FREE for graduating students with a dining plan, $24.95 Cash, half price for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under FREE

Saturday, May 16

  • Commencement Breakfast
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Time: 7:00 - 11:00 am
    • Price: FREE for graduating students with a dining plan, $16.95 Cash, half price for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under FREE