During Thanksgiving campus housing becomes empty, the students have all gone home except for foreign exchange students, a few RAs and students whose families live too far away.
In an effort to prevent holiday loneliness a few places are offering students and staff food and company on Thursday:
Ashley Mitchell, a resident assistant for the Adeline housing building, is putting together a Thanksgiving potluck for students who live in campus housing.
"I want a place where families and younger people can have a place to gather together," she said,
"Even if I get one or two I’ve done something that’ll cheer them up."
Where: West Hall, 1705 S.W. 11th Ave.
When: 4 – 6 p.m.
Sign-up sheets to bring dishes are located on each floor of the campus housing building and the main lobby of the historic building.
University Place is celebrating its first Thanksgiving, offering a buffet that’s open to students, staff and the public.
"We’re a part of PSU now. It’s our first Thanksgiving and we want to extend ourselves to the community," said Mike Watson, food and beverage director of University Grill, the restaurant of University Place.
They are offering a buffet of roasted turkey, sage dressing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fresh cut green beans, cranberry sauce, salad and pumpkin pie.
Where: University Place, 310 S.W. Lincoln St.
When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 503-221-0353 for reservations.
General Public: $12.95
For PSU staff and faculty 10 percent off
$10.00 for students
If you are 21 or over the Cheerful Tortoise is also offering a Thanksgiving meal.
Where: 1939 S.W. Sixth Ave.,
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Free (drinks not included).