The University and La Salle Dining Services continue to work together to align practices with the latest guidance for the safety of our students, employees, and partners. All on-campus dining facilities will follow current CDC guidelines. Depending on the current guidance, in-person dining may or may not be available. Therefore, the University and its dining partner are currently planning for a full take-out model using the La Salle Dining SideKick App.
All residential students are required to have a dining plan during the spring semester. This measure supports a healthier campus, as residential students with meal plans are eligible for meal delivery in the event that a student needs to quarantine or isolate over the course of the semester.
The pricing structure of our dining plans has been adjusted to reflect our revised offerings. For the comprehensive plans, the cost has been decreased significantly. Our goal is to provide flexible dining options that preserve the health of our community while providing the best-possible dining experience. Selection for dining plans begins Dec. 2.
The following updates have also been made:
New, more flexible dining plans have been created.
Blue & Gold Dining Commons, B&G POD, the Union Food Court and the Union Market have been reconfigured to provide more robust and healthier grab-and-go offerings. Meal exchanges will be accepted.
Blue & Gold Dining Commons and the Union Food Court will have capacity monitors to ensure a smaller number of students, faculty, staff at any one point in time. Directional flows will be marked, as will physical distancing indicators. In the event of in-person dining, dining areas will have lower capacity and tables will be situated to promote physical distancing.
Starbucks will have regular operating hours but café seating will be eliminated. A two-line system will be used for mobile orders submitted through the SideKick App and in-person orders. Ordering ahead is highly recommended. Lines will be marked for physically distancing. Meal exchanges will be accepted.
Saxbys Cafe will not be open during the spring semester.
Specific classrooms on the first and second floors of Hayman Hall will be available as indoor eating spaces on a first-come, first-served basis depending on classroom capacity. Outdoor seating will be set up throughout campus and can be utilized, when weather permits.
Dining personnel will follow enhanced health and safety measures. Temperature checks and symptom monitoring will be performed as each employee reports to work. All employees will be trained with enhanced safety protocols, including identifying symptoms. Every 20 minutes, employees will wash hands, if not sooner dependent on activity. Masks will be properly worn at all times. Focus will be placed on minimizing interactions. Our partner will communicate regularly with the University should any cases or concerns arise.