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“Reliving” Zombie Dinner

When you think about the undead, zombies and the general concept of an apocalypse brought on by the reanimation of corpses through a contagious virus, what do you think of?

Exactly! Food!

Well, that’s what we thought of anyway and what resulted was our very own, “Walking Dead inspired” Zombie Dinner. The dinner, hosted at Harris Dining Hall, featured a variety of delicious menu items, with a twist.

The food was “Zombie-fied.”

Starting at 5pm, guests were greeted by our Meatloaf Corpse “Chuck” and then hit the buffet lines.


“Uhh, Chuck… you okay? You’re not looking so great…”

Whether it was a serving of “Zombie Intestines & Blood Clots” (Spinach Fettuccine with Chunky Tomatoes), “Chunks of Flesh” (Citrus Ginger Roasted Beets), or the “Former” Chef Salad, students experienced a diverse and unique dining experience. There was Meatloaf (separate from our guy Chuck), Chicken Wings (Parmesan & BBQ), BBQ Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus and more available on the different all-you-can-eat buffet lines.

The desserts were headlined by even more “Zombie-centric” items like the Red Chocolate Fountain, “Brain” Cupcakes, “Zombie Bite” Cupcakes, Rice Krispy Treat “Flesh Chunks”, Monkey Bread “Brain Matter”, Raspberry Cheesecake “Scab” Brownies and Almond Baton Cookie “Fingers”, among other tasty treats!

We thoroughly enjoyed putting on this event and we hope everything enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you for joining us at Harris for our Zombie Dinner and we can’t wait to see you at the next one! – (Pshh… there’s the Annual Seventh Inning Stretch on Tuesday at Garden)

Now, has anyone seen Chuck? He was just right here…

Thank you for joining us at Harris for Zombie Dinner!

Thank you for joining us at Harris for Zombie Dinner!


7 Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Dinner, hosted at Harris Dining Hall on Tuesday, April 5 from 5-8pm, is rapidly approaching and that means preparations must be made. So, when the zombie hordes descend on campus, how will you keep things together? Seek shelter at Harris and follow our seven tips for zombie survival!

How to Avoid Contracting Zombie Virus

1. Wash your hands


Frankly, this tip should be something everyone is already doing, regardless of impending zombie doom. However, the stakes get raised in a zombie scenario. Keep your hands clean and clear, so you don’t come down with a case of the “must eat brraaainnnsss…”

If you need to find some hand soap or run out, you can always grab some, along with other essential items/snacks, from Market Street at MacCracken.

2. Use the buddy system


Two is better than one during a zombie outbreak. Think about it; two pairs of eyes and ears help respond to threats, you can work together to collect supplies and your combined intelligence helps with problem-solving. Just be sure that you’re faster than your friend because, after all, you don’t have to outrun the zombies, just your buddy in a pinch.

On April 5, be sure to use the buddy system on your way to Harris Dining Hall. Use teamwork to increase your chances of making it to shelter safely.

3. Eat healthy


If you need to run, you had better be feeling as fresh and spry as possible. Eating junk food will slow you down and could make you “junk food” for a zombie. Stop by our dining locations and take advantage of the healthy meals offered to get the energy you need to make a run for it.

4. Avoid infected individuals


Come on, you know this.

Moving on…

5. Don’t fight


We get it. You’re young and feel invincible, but that doesn’t mean you should fight a zombie. They don’t feel pain, are a walking biohazard and don’t understand the concept of a “fair fight”.

6. Run!


When facing the impending doom that is zombies, you will need to run and run fast. Get over to the Rec today and get your workout on to get into apocalypse shape.

7. Seek shelter


You don’t know where or what is safe during a zombie apocalypse, but in this case, safety is only a short walk away (lucky you). Seek shelter at Harris Dining Hall on Tuesday, April 5.  We’re serving dinner to our fellow survivors from 5-8pm.

Disclaimer: There is no zombie virus/outbreak

Seek Shelter: Zombie Dinner Details and Menu

While there may be some students among you who do show the telltale signs of a zombie outbreak (slow moving, clumsy, non-communicative, etc.), you need not worry as they’re likely just caffeine and/or sleep deprived. The world isn’t ending and zombies aren’t actually overrunning the campus. Nonetheless, this notice does warrant strong consideration.

On Tuesday, April 5th, Harris Dining Hall will be hosting a Zombie Dinner from 5-8pm!

Who's excited???

Who’s excited???

Let’s face it, zombies are all the rage. Whether it’s books, video games, movies or television shows, zombies are everywhere and now they’re coming to campus in the form of a delicious dinner…errr… you get the point. After all, something about food and brains just… fits… ya know?

Even if you’re a tad squeamish, you can certainly join us at Harris as there will be a “safe” line of food (“Alexandria”) that has not been “zombie-fied” and we will be sharing a taste of the zombie-inspired menu over social media in the coming weeks, if you’d like to see what’s in store. However, if you are a fan of zombies, or are a fan of interesting, creative and tasty food that you won’t be able to get anywhere else, then this is the dinner for you!

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get further updates on the status of the Zombie Outbreak and for glimpses at the food to be served as the zombie hordes descend upon Harris.

Zombie Dinner Menu