This past Monday, Technician ran an editorial entitled “Who wants a 24 hour C-Store on campus?” According to the Technician, the possibility of University Dining extending hours in locations is possible, if the student demand exists.
We completely agree! We invited students to discuss the topic on our Facebook page and boy did we get a response (20 to be exact). One of the things we heard in the Technician and online was…extend the Atrium hours of operation.
Done. In August 2011, when the Atrium seating area is complete and the Bubble is long gone we will extend our hours of operation to better fit the needs of our campus community. With the library only steps away from the now desired destination, I can sympathize with students. When hunger calls, convenience is key, and sometimes a Chick-fil-A sandwich with pickles is the only thing that can satiate your appetite.
Although the Atrium is only one of our many locations, we have discussed the possibility of extending hours in other locations (and no it wasn’t in a dark back room). It was actually in Talley student center last semester. We asked selected students to attend focus groups on dining halls, the new Talley Student Center and Centennial food service. We received a lot of greet feedback and based on the population we surveyed, we found that students have a demand for food service on campus, but only until 2:00 a.m.
So we’re asking. What do you think? Is there a demand for food service past 2:00 a.m.?