266.1 Dining Hall Food Service

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 10/04/2006
Category: 2 - Student Life; 60 - Food/Housing
 
Originator: Director of Administrative Services
Current File: 266.1
Adoption Date: 05/14/1998
Reviewed for Currency: 09/15/2006
 
Replaces File: 266.1
Date of Origin: 03/11/1975
 
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266.1 Dining Hall Food Service

 

A. Background

Furman University Dining Services provides food service on campus for students, faculty, staff, and guests at five locations: Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall, the Pala Den Food Court (located in the University Center), and the Faculty and Staff Dining Room (located in Daniel Dining Hall), Einstein Brothers Bagels (lobby of Daniel Dining Hall) and the Tower Cafe (adjacent to the Bookstore).

 

B. Policy

Students who live in university residence halls and all freshmen are required to participate in meal plans offered by Dining Services.

 

C. Guidelines

1. The following plans are available for 12-week terms (pro-rated plans are offered for 8-week terms):

Meal Plan

PalaPoints Per Term

Availability

unlimited

125

All students/first year required

150 meals/term

150

Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Year Students, and Commuting Students

125 meals/term

140

Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Year Students, and Commuting Students

75 meals/term

125

Juniors, Seniors, and Commuters Third- and Fourth-Year Students, and Commuting Students

60 meals/term

200

Fourth Year Students

2. PalaPoints is a declining balance program that allows students both choice and flexibility in their dining options. PalaPoints may be used as cash in any dining services location, and credits are stored on the PalaCard student ID card so they are safe and convenient.

3. New students will be assigned the unlimited plan.

4. Meal plans begin on registration day and end the last day of finals. See Academic Calendar for the dates of the last meal and first meal served over the holidays.

5. Commuting students may subscribe to any meal plan offered but are not required to purchase a plan.

6. To use a meal plan in Daniel Dining Hall, or PalaPoints in any food service location, the student must present his/her PalaCard. No passes are provided, and students may not enter the facility without their card.

7. Missed meals may not be made up. If a student has an extraordinary situation that requires him/her to miss meals regularly during the term, he/she should consult with the Food Service Director to discuss options.

8. Meal plans and ID cards are non-transferable. Holders may not pass, loan, or sell their meal plan or ID cards to anyone for any reason. Transfer of meal cards may result in disciplinary action as set forth in the Helmsman.

9. Food service locations at Furman University will follow the university schedule for holidays. Notices will be posted in advance when regular hours of operation are modified or when the facility will be closed.

Hours of Operation

Daniel Dining Hall

Monday-Friday (Continuous Service)

Breakfast

                7:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Continental Breakfast

 10:16 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Lunch

11:00 A.M. -  2:15 P.M.

Late Lunch

2:16 P.M. - 4:59 P.M.

Dinner

5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday Dinner

5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Saturday-Sunday

Brunch

10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Saturday Dinner

5:00 P.M. 6:30 P.M.

Sunday Dinner

5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

10. The Pala Den Food Court is located in the University Center and accepts PalaPoints, PalaCard, or cash.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday

 10:30 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Friday

             10:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday

 12:00 Noon - 10:00 P.M.

Sunday

3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

11. Tower Cafe is located in the University Center and accepts PalaPoints, PalaCard, or cash.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday

 7:30 A.M. 11:00 P.M

Friday

7:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

Saturday

closed

Sunday

3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

12. Einstein Brothers Bagels is located in the lobby of the Daniel Dining Hall and accepts PalaPoints, PalaCard, or cash.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday

7:00 A.M. 2:30 P.M

Sunday-Thursday

 7:30 P.M. 2:00 A.M.

Saturday-Sunday

3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

13. The Faculty and Staff Dining Room is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Customers may pay cash or purchase meal tickets from the Dining Services Office. The Faculty and Staff Dining Room features all you care to eat or a la carte options.

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