Campus Dining is preparing for students’ return to campus. As a part of this preparation, we’d like to share some things students will notice when they arrive in August.
This fall your meal plan is the way to enjoy all that Campus Dining offers, and students living in on-campus housing will choose a meal plan that works best with their individual dining preferences. Students will continue to find chef-inspired menus that prioritize fresh, healthy, and local options. However some other things have changed. Contact will be as limited as possible. 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 paths to serving stations and limited seating areas. Students are encouraged to make good use of the 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.
Mobile-ordering through Grubhub* and self-pick-up will help provide a contact-free experience. In retail locations, the Campus Dining team will place food choices in single-use containers and there will be a number of pre-packaged grab-n-go options available. Students may utilize the Grubhub app to order their meal in advance. Based on public health occupancy guidelines, dining hall seating will be limited in all locations. If no seating is available, students can take their meals to-go and eat in the comfort of their rooms, outdoors, or other physically distanced spaces.
App Catering will work with student organizations and clubs, as it has in past years, to bring catered meals, boxed lunches, or snacks to your activities, club events, or any special experiences throughout the year.
Meal Plan Changes - If your student wants to change their Meal Plan, they can submit this form to request a change. Please note that first year students are not eligible for the Low Option meal plan.
We want you to feel confident that your student is being protected while we continue to provide excellent service and ensure the safety of the Appalachian community.
* - Grubhub partnership will be detailed on the dining.appstate.edu/grubhub website once processes are finalized.