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Students invited to attend Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner

UK's annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.21. Registration is required. Photo by Stacey Gish | UK Alumni Association.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2023) — Can’t make it home for Thanksgiving? Never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving? All University of Kentucky students and their families are invited to join the UK Alumni Association, the UK International Center, UK Dining and the UK Student Government Association for the 17th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be held  5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom.  

The menu includes roasted turkey and other traditional Thanksgiving foods, including vegetarian and special dietary need options, as well as dessert. Entertainment and door prizes will round out the evening.

Dinner is free, but space is limited, so students should RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 14, here:   

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

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