Last Updated: August 13, 2020
Food at the 921 and other on-campus locations will be served in disposable containers, and students, faculty and staff will be able to sit in most dining locations. We anticipate that all of our dining locations including late night at Harry’s (no alcohol served at the present time due to current guidelines), Lower Café, Einstein’s, Dunkin', The Nest and Currito will be open. To promote distancing, the dining locations will have fewer seats, and seating may be created in other locations throughout campus to accommodate overflow. Dining locations will look different with directional arrows and floor markings reinforcing distancing. Touchless entry will be added to the 921 and Google Pay and Apple Pay have been added across campus.
All employees of Sodexo, our food service provider, are required to follow the company's COVID-19 safety measures, which include wearing face coverings and self-monitoring for symptoms.
Most to-go containers on campus will be compostable, with the rest recyclable.
Bentley's main dining hall, the 921, has been reconfigured to reduce on-site seating and provide meals in to-go containers. Updated safety measures include:
- Self-swipe entrance
- Contactless payment options
- Reduced dine-in seating capacity
- Plexiglass barriers installed
- Expanded outdoor seating options
- Replacement of self-service, unattended buffets, topping bars, drink stations and other communal serving areas
- Prepackaged silverware and condiments
- Information and communication board at entrance for updates
The Grubhub food ordering app will be available for students, faculty and staff to pre-order meals at on-campus dining locations with the exception of Dunkin’, who have their own app. Grubhub will be loaded with students’ meal plan details, and students can spend their Falcon Funds and discretionary funds on campus using the Grubhub app. It will allow students to place a pre-order in whatever dining location they choose, so the food is made to order and ready for pick-up when they arrive. No tipping will be required when Grubhub is used.
Using the Grubhub app will allow diners to customize their meal orders and enjoy a quick and easy ordering experience. Customized orders must be placed through Grubhub at the following locations:
- Einstein Bros. Bagels
- We Proudly Serve Starbucks
- The Lower Cafe (the salad bar, Hissho Sushi and Simply to Go will have limited grab and go options)
The Faculty and Staff Dining Room is planning to be open, and seating will be limited to allow for appropriate distancing.