One Week Until Pitsgiving!

Before we get to the meat of today’s blog, I want to note that there continues to be a high incidence of upper respiratory illnesses (non-COVID), both on our campus and in the local community. As students circulate on campus and in town, they can be exposed to these illnesses. We had previously shared the following resources with students in the WFU Should Know weekly enewsletter: staying healthy as seasons change, and respiratory illness resources. Because we are now seeing cases of flu on campus, we are also urging all students who have not had a flu shot to get one; they can email apptshs@nullwfu.edu or call 336.758.5218 to schedule a flu shot. We also urge students to get the fall COVID vaccine (available off campus at drugstores, the health department, etc.)

No matter what else might be happening in your Deacs’ lives right now, I would bet you a Camino Bakery coffee that they are counting the days until Pitsgiving.

Pitsgiving is our own version of Thanksgiving and it will be held next Thursday, November 17 in the Pit. Students can get turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, green beans, and all the traditional fixins, plus pumpkin pie and other great desserts, and they can do Pitsgiving for lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and/or dinner (4-7 p.m.).

Pitsgiving is a beautiful thing to witness. Students line up for Pitsgiving. They strategize to get a table big enough for their friend group. There are countdowns to the door opening at the start of lunch or dinner. The Deacon might even make an appearance. It’s a loud, crowded, abundant (both in food and joy) experience.

Think of Pitsgiving like the adult “Friendsgiving,” where you have a Thanksgiving meal with your closest friends who are like family to you – your Deacs will have this big meal on campus with the ones they love, and then they’ll go home a week later and do it again with your family.  

Here’s some pics from Pitsgivings past (click to enlarge). The joy of this day is real. Just one week, Deacs!

Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Deacon Dining host Pitsgiving.  A week before Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving meal is served at the Fresh Food Company on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Deacon Dining host Pitsgiving.  A week before Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving meal is served at the Fresh Food Company on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Deacon Dining host Pitsgiving.  A week before Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving meal is served at the Fresh Food Company on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Deacon Dining host Pitsgiving.  A week before Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving meal is served at the Fresh Food Company on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Wake Forest holds Pitsgiving, the annual Thanksgiving meal in the main cafeteria that the students call the “Pit,”,  on the campus of Wake Forest University on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

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