The dining halls on WMU’s campus were host to the annual Homecoming Tailgate Luncheon in honor of Homecoming Weekend earlier today. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the dining halls were serving up a little something special to help get students enthusiastic about the Homecoming football game this Saturday.
“We’re just participating in the school spirit and excitement of the Homecoming season,” said Judy Gipper, director of WMU Dining Services.
In lieu of the usual rotation of lunch menu items, the dining halls around campus were serving a selection of flavorful foods. A variety of chilis, chicken drumsticks, barbeque chickpea wraps, corn on the cob, and a special Bronco Burger were all on the menu today for students in the dining halls.
“The menu was very much based on traditional football tailgate foods,” Gipper said. “We selected chili as our main course because it’s a very warm, hearty food. Very fitting for Fall Break.”
WMU Dining Services has been hosting the Homecoming Tailgate Luncheon prior to the Homecoming game for many, many years. According to Gipper, the Luncheon is their way of helping students getting excited for and involved in the spirit of Homecoming Season.
“We really enjoy pulling out the football decor and putting up fall colors in the dining halls to promote school spirit during this season,” Gipper said.