The Dickens Dinner is an annual Collins tradition put on by the Board of Programmers (BOP). To learn more about the Dickens Dinner tradition, please visit our event page. Last year, BOP hosted a "virtual Dickens Dinner" celebration, where students, staff, and invited guests met on Zoom for social activities and games. This year, students were excited to return to an in-person dinner event.
Usually held in the Collins Dining Hall, this dinner was surrounded by elegant woodwork, music, and overhead lighting. To be more inclusive, the theme of the dinner stays generic holiday, with decorations such as green garland and candles with burlap rings. This year, being held in the Foster Hoosier Den, BOP aimed to recreate the elegance with piano music in the background and a speech from Collins’ Director Lara Kriegel. BOP also chose the menu to create a classy holiday meal to share with the Collins family.
Overall, the Dickens Dinner allowed Collinsites and their guests to come together to enjoy nice company and a good meal. BOP looks forward to doing it again next year, back in our own buildings!