“Formal Dinner is a special day. Everyone is dressed up nicely, and we have a meal all together. It is an opportunity to spend more time with people who you have not had a chance to hang out with during the semester.”
Nao Umegaki (Japan)
“The Formal Dinner is fun time and a nice recap of the whole semester, so you can remember what everyone did during the semester.”
Rachel Dutra (USA)
The final event at the International House every semester is the Formal Dinner. It is so called because everyone dresses in formal clothes. The men put on business suits and ties, the girls wear dazzling evening gowns. The whole place looks more like a Hollywood party than a university dormitory.
The celebration starts with taking the photo of all the residents of the I-House and continues with a great dinner.
But the zest of the night is the slide show. This is a photo summary of the semester, put together on the computer into a story by our creative minds.
The Formal Dinner is the time when all the residents are recognized for their input in the life of the I-House during the semester.