Cornell University
Effective immediately, all in-person, nonessential Cornell events must be postponed, cancelled or offered virtually at this time. More information.

This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.

The contact information may no longer be valid.

Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.

Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery

We welcome Cornell's international community, all Cornellians, and friends in the local community for the 32nd Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast! Tickets will be available online at beginning November 19th at 9am for members of the Cornell community and November 25th at 9am for the general public. Students on a meal plan can use a meal swipe or BRBs to purchase a ticket. Limit one meal plan/BRB ticket per student. All tickets must still be purchased in advance. 

Seatings at Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery on the third floor of RPCC are at noon and 1:30 pm. Please pick your preferred seating before you purchase your tickets online! Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. (You will need to log in or create an account if you have not previously done so to purchase tickets. If you are a student planning to use a meal swipe or BRBs, please register your account with your Cornell email.)

Our festive menu includes New England Clam Chowder and Lentil and Butternut Stew, Whipped Pesto Goat Cheese Spread, Cumin Flatbread, Beet Hummus, Roast Turkey with Gravy, Poached Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc, Millet Stuffed Peppers, Cranberry Sauce, Buttered Corn, Szechuan Green Beans, Purple Jasmine Rice with Mango, Olive Whipped Red Potatoes, Candied Yams, Pumpkin and Apple Pie, Assorted Cheesecakes, Petit Four and lots more!

This event is sponsored by the Office of Global Learning and Cornell Dining.

$14 Adults • $8 Children 6-12 years old • Children 5 & younger eat FREE!

Volunteer and eat for free!

Needed: Responsible students and scholars who are willing to work one three-hour shift in serving food, cleaning tables, and/or washing dishes in exchange for a free ticket. Mandatory information session for volunteers on Thursday, November 21st at 4:30pm at 276 Caldwell Hall.

Sign up to volunteer by November 20th:

Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type



Cornell Dining, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Global Learning



$14 adults, $8 children (6-12)



Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Office of Global Learning

Contact Phone


Dept. Web Site

Open To


Recent Activity

Shari Clement

Shari Clement left a positive review 11/27/2019

I was very impressed with the meal on Thanksgiving. Everything was delicious. We went to the 12:00 seating and showed up about 10 minutes early and got right in. The lines were not bad at all since there were 3 stations. We probably would've had seconds, but the lines were a little long when we finished our first plate. (But that's OK, we go dessert instead). Everyone was very friendly and nice as well. We will definitely do this again. Thanks so much for a wonderful meal!

You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.