Food Traditions



We’ve said it before, food is an important part of Cottey life and part of the way we celebrate too. There are a number of traditions tied to food.

Centennial Room Dinner

Every other year, each suite is treated to a special semiformal dinner in the the Centennial Room.

Funeral Dinner

The seniors keep the details of this tradition pretty close to their vests. Let’s just say it marks the official close to the Duck Game for the academic year.

Presidents’ Dinner

A passing of the torch (usually a flower or other memento) from outgoing class and organization presidents to their successors.

Saturday Night Suppers

Held usually during Founder’s Weekend or by special arrangement, Saturday Night Suppers are Cottey’s version of The Sing-Off where students sit with their classmates in the dining room and sing class songs back and forth.

Sit-Down Dinners

Sit-down dinners in Raney Dining Room are served occasionally. All the students enter the dining room together and are seated. Then a family style meal is served. This recalls the early years of the College when all meals were served this way.

Suite Feed

Suite feeds are usually held on Sunday evenings in the suites. The students plan and prepare their own meal, spend time together, and discuss group concerns. Suite feeds are held with varying degrees of regularity, depending on the wishes of the students in each suite.

Yellow and White Dinner

On the Friday night of Commencement Weekend, seniors are honored by the freshmen during this dinner. Parents of the graduating women are invited to attend.