LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Viterbo University in La Crosse is carrying on with a holiday tradition with some COVID-19 modifications.

The campus’s Annual President’s Holiday Dinner is usually held in Marian Hall dining room. This year, the dinner was a take-out style event.

Students went through the serving line to grab their meals while enjoying some festive activities and holiday atmosphere along the way. Despite not holding a traditional meal this winter, student affairs staff were happy to still safely spread some holiday joy.

Kirsten Gabriel, Viterbo Student Affairs Assistant Vice President said, “I think part of what makes Viterbo such a special place is the interactions that happen between students, faculty and staff, so I know our volunteers are super excited to be able to interact with students safely but in a festive manner.

Volunteers worked all day getting the student union building decorated for students to make their way up to the cafeteria and be greeted by President Glena Temple before receiving their food.