The Martha Cook Building has many rich traditions that bring residents together at meal times. In September, all new residents are welcomed at a special dinner in their honor. Throughout the year, friends and faculty are invited as guests to dine with the residents. In December, the annual Handel’s Messiah Dinner hosts the guest soloists after the final performance of Handel’s Messiah in Hill 5 Auditorium. University VIPs, and other guests are hosted by residents throughout the evening. A short musical program is presented by residents. Thanksgiving and holidays in December are celebrated with special buffets for residents and guests. Martha Cook wait staff and House Board members are recognized at dinners in their honor each spring. A birthday celebration takes place every April 1st in memory of Martha Cook. Graduates are honored at the final sit-down dinner of winter term, and a commencement lunch is offered to them and to their families on graduation day.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome via the comment box in the dining room or in person to the Dining Services supervisor or manager.