These days more than ever, Thanksgiving traditions come in all shapes and sizes, and UM-Dearborn’s annual Friendsgiving dinner is one of our favorite examples. This year, the Thursday-before-Thanksgiving event drew a crowd of around 100, including dozens of international students looking to experience the traditional Thanksgiving menu, folks with families in other states who weren’t traveling home, and locals who just wanted to make new friends. Our student editorial assistant Rudra Mehta dropped by and collected these stories about what the day meant to six students. A big thanks to the Student Activities Board and the Union at Dearborn for organizing the event.
Scenes for UM-Dearborn’s Friendsgiving
November 23, 2022