Jamie Reidy '92 | Jan. 17, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
The collegiate culinary experience trails possibly only airline food (when airlines served food) in public disparaging. Notre Dame’s two dining halls are no exception. But one ND tradition did cut the mustard: Circus Lunch.
“My absolute favorite day!” Holy Cross Hall resident Buddy Leo ’92 raved in an email. His roommate Phil Sheridan ’92 agreed. “They really went all in. I loved that lunch.”
Once per semester, workers transformed the dining halls into pseudo-circus tents, complete with balloons and banners. The show did not stop there. Employees scanning IDs at the entrance and serving on the food lines dressed up as clowns with face paint, baggy clothes, red noses, crazy wigs, over-sized shoes — the works.