Dining at Wesleyan

Fall 2020 Plans

FACEMASKS MUST BE WORN TO ENTER ALL LOCATIONS WHERE DINING IS HELD. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY SERVICE TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS NOT COMPLYING WITH THIS REQUIREMENT.

INDOOR DINING LOCATIONS AND WESHOP WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL AFTER THE MANDATORY QUARANTINE, ON 9/7/20

Bon Appetit is committed to providing nutritious dining for students who remain on campus.  As we navigate the best possible dining scenario in this emergency situation we want to make sure students understand this means that we cannot operate all venues or serve the number of options they are accustomed to during normal operations.  There will be limits to the occupancy of dining halls, limits to the amount of time students may remain within dining halls, or other operational adjustments needed to address health and safety concerns. Many lounges, meeting rooms and other spaces will be converted to dining spaces, however, we still have limited seating for diners. Therefore, areas designated for dining may not be used for studying, hanging out, etc. as we need to sanitize these areas constantly between diners and meal periods.

This fall your meal will be one way to enjoy some time away from your dorm and out of the classroom! Students will continue to find chef-inspired “from scratch” menus that prioritize fresh, healthy, local and sustainable options. However, some things have changed. Dining hall transactions will be contactless.  Only meal plan swipes/points, Middletown cash or credit cards will be accepted.  Cash will not be accepted. There will be modified hours and new practices for safe-serving, physical distancing, and more frequent and enhanced cleaning. Look for highly visible signage in each dining hall guiding you to serving locations and limited seating. Students will enter dining areas on designated pathways, and they will follow well-drawn lanes to serving stations and limited seating areas. Exits will be through separate, well-marked doors. Students are encouraged to make good use of the contact-free hand sanitizer stations located throughout dining areas, and yes, face coverings are required in all dining halls and retail locations, except when eating or drinking.

A new mobile-ordering app and self-pick-up will help provide a contact-free experience at WeShop and Summerfields. Contactless transactions allow students to pre-order and charge their purchase to their meal plan.

Based on public health occupancy guidelines, dining hall seating will be limited in Usdan Marketplace.  Additional seating will be available in the Daniel Family Commons, the Usdan café and Usdan Lounge.  A new, temporary dining location is located in Beckham Hall with the cashier located at the lower level foyer. Summerfields, Pi Cafe and Cardinal Café (Freeman) will be pick up locations.  All meals at all locations will be packaged in single use to go containers.  Students are encouraged to take their meals to-go and eat in the comfort of their rooms or other physically distanced spaces.

More details will be added as they become available.  We appreciate the campus community's understanding as we modify our services. Plans are subject to change based on the most recent recommendations from the CDC, state and local officials and the campus pandemic planning team.

 

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Dining will re-open on August 24th for the Fall semester!  While all students observe the mandatory quarantine, meals will be available at four tent locations around campus for brunch (11am-1pm) and dinner (5-7pm) daily for cold grab and go meals. You will not need to swipe your card! Your tent location will be provided to you when you check in to your residence.  If you have an allergy/food intolerance please email dining@wesleyan.edu for specific information about quarantine dining.