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UK Alumni Association to Host Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2021) — Can’t make it home for Thanksgiving? Never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving meal? All University of Kentucky students are invited to join the UK Alumni Association, in partnership with the UK Student Government Association, UK Dining and the UK International Center, for the 15th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the Bill Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom, located at 160 Avenue of Champions.

Traditional Thanksgiving foods, including vegetarian options, will be on the menu, as well as dessert. There will be a drawing for door prizes at the end of the event. The dinner is free, but space is limited. Students may RSVP by visiting

For questions or more information, contact Samantha Seitz at 859-257-8700 or

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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