Meal plans are mandatory for first-years but optional for upperclassmen. These meal plans can be used at nearby UVA cafe's and dining halls.
Regardless of whether you have a meal plan, there are weekly food events provided by IRC administration and student council that foster the community spirit through conversation over food and a space to meet new people. Taking advantage of these events creates opportunitys to socialize and meet friends from all of the buildings (an all over the world!)
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning coffee and bagels will be available in the Munford House Gathering Place from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Bring your own mug!
Wednesday's 7:30 am-9:00 am
Every Wednesday we provide a popular Continental breakfast in the "Gathering Place" of Mary Munford with a French theme. Strong coffee, teas, juice, fresh bread and rolls are provided. These breakfasts emphasize eating local, seasonal and organic food. It gets you off to a great start and is a great mid-week time to meet up with IRC friends!
Thursdays at 4:30-5:30pm
Another relaxing time together is our weekly Darljeeing Tea on Thursday afternoons. Darljeeing Tea receives many rave reviews as an important way for residents to catch up with a different set of friends at least once a week.
Conversazione Grande Series
Monthly by Reservation at 6:30pm
Approximately once a month during the semester, IRC students are invited to dine at Alumni Hall to gather with fellow residents, IRC and UVa faculty. The first dinner in August is focused on a student welcome and introduction to the IRC Student Council and Resident Assistants. The Conversazione Grande events include prestigious guest speakers. A select, small group of students and the speaker are invited to a reception at Morea House before the dinner to allow for one-on-one conversations. Dress is business casual.
Special Occasions sponsored by the IRC Student Council
The Student Council hosts a formal Valentine's Day Dinner in the Dome Room of the Rotunda in the Spring. Council also sponsors informal and relaxed events such as BBQ's, ice cream socials, and a local foods tea.
Exam Weeks Study Breaks
One way the IRC tries to emphasize a close connection between academics and our social community is to provide study breaks and snacks during the final examination weeks. During exam time, a continental breakfast is served every day in the Munford Gathering Place. Even during intense study times, the IRC emphasizes community and nourishment. (No RSVP/dress required.)
If you would like to cook for yourself, each hall floor of the IRC has its own communal kitchen. There is also a large communal kitchen on the first floor of Mary Munford. Students often cook together in their hall kitchens or they may reserve the Munford Communal Kitchen or Munford patio grill for a larger dinner or cookout with fellow residents. Internaitonal and trency cooking classes are held regularly in the Munford Communal Kitchen. Please remember to immediately clean up after yourself after any meal you prepare.
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