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ASU offers students a reason to give thanks at annual Thanksgiving meal

People enjoying a meal together
November 25, 2013

Students who are unable to return home for the long holiday weekend can make plans to attend the ASU Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 28, at the Off-Campus Student Services Office, 915 S. Rural Rd.

An ASU tradition since 2008, the Thanksgiving dinner is supported by Off-Campus Student Services, the ASU Sun Devil Family Association and sponsored by University Housing (the Hub), and has brought more than 500 students and families together. The event is a great way to share the warmth of the holidays with others and allows students to invite up to four friends or family members.

This year's Thanksgiving meal will be dedicated to Patrick O’Rourke, a staff member who passed away in October 2013.

"Off-Campus Student Services will always be reminded of Patrick O'Rourke during this annual Thanksgiving dinner," says Stephanie Salazar, director of Off-Campus Student Services. "He played a role in the development of this event and graciously volunteered his time. He will be greatly missed." O’Rourke dedicated 30 years to a career at ASU helping students achieve success. 

To encourage the spirit of giving, guests are asked to bring a canned food item as a token of entrance. All cans of food will be donated to the City of Tempe food bank. 

To participate, RSVP online here.