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Dining Services

Article ID: 269
Last updated: 08 Aug, 2017

Dining Services Office, (860) 465-5207
Jeff Kwolek, General Manager, (860) 465-5051
Catering Department, (860) 465-5052

Meal Plan Options

The following meal plan options are available during the 2017-18 academic year. Meal plans are available to all registered students (certain restrictions apply). If you need to select a plan or make a change (certain restrictions apply), please complete a Dining Services Agreement located in the Dining Services brochure which are available at Card Services or sign up online at https://expresscard.easternct.edu. Please contact Card Services with any questions at (860) 465-5060. Additional detailed meal plan information is available in the Dining Services brochure and on our website at https://expresscard.easternct.edu.

SILVER PLUS $125 Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $2,775 per semester. This meal plan includes $125 Dining Dollars, ten Guest Meals, and allows unlimited access to Hurley Food Court. The SILVER PLUS $125 Meal Plan is required for all resident freshmen and residents of Burnap, Burr, Constitution, Crandall, Mead, Niejadlik, Winthrop and Occum residents on the first and second floors and is automatically assigned. These students may upgrade to the SILVER PLUS $225 or SILVER PLUS $325 Meal Plan by completing a Dining Services Agreement. The SILVER PLUS $125 Meal Plan is available to all students.

SILVER PLUS $225 Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $2,875 per semester. This meal plan includes $225 Dining Dollars, ten Guest Meals, and allows unlimited access to Hurley Food Court. These students may upgrade to the SILVER PLUS $325 Meal Plan by completing a Dining Services Agreement. The SILVER PLUS $225 Meal Plan is available to all students.

SILVER PLUS $325 Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $2,975 per semester. This meal plan includes $325 Dining Dollars, ten Guest Meals, and allows unlimited access to Hurley Food Court. The SILVER PLUS $325 Meal Plan is available to all students.

150 BLOCK Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $1,590 per semester. This meal plan includes $150 Dining Dollars and allows 150 meals in Hurley Food Court per semester. Block Meals are usable as Guest Meals when the owner of the block meal plan dines with the guest. Participants may buy another block within the same semester if needed. The 150 BLOCK Meal Plan is available to all on-campus apartment residents and commuter students.

75 BLOCK Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $799 per semester. This meal plan includes $75 Dining Dollars and allows 75 meals in Hurley Food Court per semester. Block Meals are usable as Guest Meals when the owner of the block meal plan dines with the guest. Participants may buy another block within the same semester if needed. The 75 BLOCK Meal Plan is available to all on-campus apartment residents and commuter students.

50 BLOCK Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $540 per semester. This meal plan includes $50 Dining Dollars and allows 50 meals in Hurley Food Court per semester. Block Meals are usable as Guest Meals when the owner of the block meal plan dines with the guest. Participants may buy another block within the same semester if needed. The 50 BLOCK Meal Plan is available to all on-campus apartment residents and commuter students.

Dining Dollars
Dining Dollars are funds that are automatically placed on the Eastern EXPRE$$ CARD of students with a SILVER PLUS $125, SILVER PLUS $225, SILVER PLUS $325, 150 BLOCK, 75 BLOCK or 50 BLOCK Meal Plan. Dining Dollars can be used for food purchases ONLY at the following on-campus locations: Hurley Food Court, Library Café and the Student Center Food Court. These funds carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester but will zero out at the end of the academic year in May.

“Seconds” Policy
Our “seconds” policy gives students unlimited seconds on all food and beverages.

“You’re Good to Go” Program
“You’re Good to Go” at Hurley Food Court from 11 a.m. until closing. You can get a “to-go” container from the cashier and take it with you. To-go containers must be able to close and are not permitted in the dining room. All to-go meals must be eaten outside of Hurley Food Court. One to-go meal is allowed during each meal period, not to be used in conjunction with a regular meal.

Special Dietary Requirements
If you need a sick tray or have special dietary requirements, please contact the Dining Service Office at ext. 55207 to talk about how to best accommodate your situation.
 

Guest Meals
Enjoy a meal with a guest at Hurley Food Court. You can use Guest Meals (SILVER Plans) or a Block Meal (BLOCK Plans) in conjunction with a student meal. Inform the cashier when dining with a guest. Dining Dollars, EXPRE$$ CASH & cash may also be used to pay for guests or to purchase a single meal. Prices are listed below.

 Hot Breakfast

 $7.95

 Continental Breakfast

 $6.25

 Brunch

 $10.75

 Hot Lunch

 $10.75

 Lite Lunch

 $9.75

 Dinner

 $13.95

 Premium/Theme Dinner

 $14.75

Campus Dining Policies:
You can help us maintain a great dining experience by following these rules at meal times:
• Please bus your dishes and disposables when you have finished dining.
• Please only take portions you can eat in one sitting, you can always go back for seconds.
• Please do not remove food, dishes, utensils, or condiments from the dining hall.
• Your Eastern EXPRE$$ Cards is non-transferable. Please do not lend your card to anyone.
• Present your Eastern EXPRE$$ Card to the cashier in order to enter Hurley Food Court.

Catering Services, ext. 55052
Chartwells Dining Services has an impressive Catering Department. A full range of catering services are available to students, faculty, staff and campus organizations. Chartwells offers a no frill reduced cost “Good to Go” catering menu available only to Eastern Student Housing or recognized Student Clubs and Organizations. Please contact the Catering Department at (860) 465-5052 or by emailing them at catering@easternct.edu. Please visit the department website at easternct.catertrax.com.

Hurley Food Court, ext. 40026
Hurley Food Court is located on the second floor of Hurley Hall. This location is an all-you-can-eat facility which offers exhibition cooking, oven-fresh pizza, an extensive salad bar and made-to-order deli. Hot entrees are served daily and the grill offers many selections.

HOURS:
WEEKDAY
 

 Hot Breakfast

 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 Continental Breakfast

 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 Hot Lunch

 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 Lite Lunch

 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 Monday - Thursday Dinner

 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Friday Dinner

 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


WEEKEND

 Continental Breakfast

 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 Brunch

 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Dinner

 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Library Café, ext. 40045
The Library Café is located on the ground floor of the J. Eugene Smith Library. This location features coffee, sandwiches, Au Bon Pain soups, salads, prepared meals and a wide variety of cold beverages. There are frozen meals and convenient grocery items to take home.

Hours:

 Monday to Wednesday

 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 Thursday

 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 Friday

 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Saturday

 Closed

 Sunday

 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Student Center Food Court, ext. 40136
This facility features a true retail experience from Au Bon Pain Soups to fresh-baked pizza, salads, and an international plate-by-plate concept featuring foods from around the world.

Hours:

 Monday to Thursday

 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 Friday

 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 Saturday and Sunday

 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Hours at Food Service locations are subject to change.

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Last updated: 08 Aug, 2017
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