Our first Sunday dinner of every semester takes place the day before classes begin.
Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall
Appropriate dress enables us to honor one another, the distinguished guests who join us each week, and the ideals of Brooks College. It is a tangible indication of our self-respect and of our mutual respect. Please exercise thoughtfulness in light of these principles in preparing for dinner. Jeans are discouraged, and shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes are rather out of place.
Community Leaders usually guide residents to sit together as a floor, allowing students to connect with their neighbors and meet other people on their hall that they might not see on a regular basis. You may of course sit with friends on other halls if you prefer.
The high table is reserved for the faculty steward and specially invited guests. Please remain standing behind your seat until everyone has entered and the blessing for the meal has been offered.
After everyone has entered the hall and found a place, the faculty steward will offer grace before the meal. Thereafter, everyone will be seated and dinner served.
In recognition of our mutual interdependence, our Sunday dinners are served family-style. Our gracious dining services colleagues in the kitchen prepare the food, but it is our privilege to serve it to one another.
At each Sunday dinner, service bowls or platters are provided for each table. After grace has been said, a few students from each table should walk to the kitchen, retrieve one of the service bowls/platters, and carefully return to the table.
Yes. A vegetarian alternative is available for each Sunday evening dinner. Please let the faculty steward know prior to Sunday if you have other dietary requirements.
When the college’s guests at the high table have finished it is ordinary for members of the college to join them for coffee and conversation together in the JCR.
Students are invited to nominate a faculty or staff member from the Baylor community to be a guest at Sunday Night Dinner. The faculty steward, with the help of the administrative assistant, will then also extend the invitation to the students who nominated the guest as well as other members from the community who have shown interest in sitting at the High Table. A list of guests is printed on the card at your table.
Yes! Guests are always welcome at our Sunday college dinners and you are encouraged to invite them. Payment must be made at the station(s) in the entryway to the Great Hall. Any Baylor student with a meal plan or Bearbucks may have their ID card swiped to pay for themselves or their guests. Cash payments or credit card charges (Visa or Mastercard) may be made as well. You are advised beforehand to consider with your guest(s) the matter of payment so that you do not experience any unanticipated awkwardness at the door.