The 35th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night


The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 35th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night. Join us for a fun-filled night with family and friends, featuring food from all over the world and entertaining performances from community and campus members.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 6pm to 8pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL

Tickets on sale February 12 by online reservation for $15/$10 for students and children (see form below) and at the front desk of the University YMCA beginning Wednesday, February 14. (Checks should be made payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell fast and space is limited; please plan to purchase your tickets well in advance.



"Welcoming celebrations like the International Dinner & Performance Night are part of a powerful and growing movement in Champaign County and across the nation," said Mike Doyle, Executive Director of the University YMCA. "Communities recognize that they are more vibrant and prosperous when everyone feels welcomed and can fully participate. In the spirit of our collective efforts to be welcoming, the University YMCA looks forward to seeing new and long-time residents build bridges to make the campus community and the communities of Champaign County stronger."

At this critical time in history, the YMCA of the University of Illinois stands by its work as a builder of bridges between campus and surrounding communities. In Champaign County, we can show all that our differing identities are actually assets in making our communities and nation stronger. In light of our collective work to lift up the welcoming efforts of our communities, we see the Y’s International Dinner and Performance Night as a key community bridge-building event that raises awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone and bringing together newcomers and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity.

At the Annual International Dinner, we will have some fun, community bridge-building and story sharing activities planned in addition to enjoying an evening of great food and live music in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.



(Check back in February for more updates to the performance program soon!)


(Check back in February for more updates to the performance program soon!)