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Saint Mary’s announces shift to indoor dining, requires reservations

| Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Beginning Monday, students will have the option to eat inside the Noble Family Dining Hall, dean of academic student services Karen Chambers announced in an email Wednesday.

The email said all students with a meal plan will be required to make a 30-minute reservation for lunch Monday through Friday as well as for dinner Sunday through Thursday. Students’ reservations will remain the same for the rest of the semester.

“Lunch will start at 11:30 a.m.; the last lunch reservation will begin at 1 p.m.,” Chambers said in the email. “Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m.; the last dinner reservation will begin at 7:30 p.m.”

Reservation blocks are available every 15 minutes and are limited to 175 students at lunch and 150 students at dinner.

Students will continue to be able to carry out their meals as outdoor dining areas will continue to be open to students if weather permits.

Additionally, plexiglass dividers have been installed to allow for social distancing at tables.

At this time only students will be able to eat inside the dining hall. All other members of the community are asked to continue to utilize the carryout service.

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