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Dining Services

Article ID: 269
Last updated: 02 Jul, 2021

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

Meal Plan Options

The following meal plan options are available during the 2021-22 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 online. Please contact Card Services with any questions at (860) 465-5060 or by emailing us at cardservices@easternct.edu. Additional detailed meal plan information is available in the Dining Services brochure and on our website at http://www.easternct.edu/cardservices/expresscard/.

SILVER PLUS $125 Meal Plan – The cost of this plan is $3,082 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 first-year students 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 $3,182 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 $3,282 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 $1,761 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 $884 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 $598 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, Shafer 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. 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 Hall. One to-go meal is allowed during lunch and dinner weekdays & brunch and dinner on the weekends, not to be used in conjunction with a regular meal.

No outside containers, reusable bottles, cups or mugs are permitted in the dining hall.

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, debit, and credit cards may also be used to pay for guests or to purchase a single meal. Prices are listed below.

 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. 
  •  No outside container, reusable bottles, cups or mugs, permitted in the dining hall.
  • Your Eastern EXPRE$$ CARD is non-transferable. Please do not lend your card to anyone.
  • Present your Eastern EXPRE$$ 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. 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. Hurley Hall Food Court is our all-you-care-to-eat main dining hall and is open 7 days a week during the academic year and is where the majority of the meal plan is used.   (Please see Dining Dollar information for additional details.)  Our specialty station showcase exhibition style cooking with a rotating regional cuisine and breakfast all day where students can customize their own omelets and breakfast sandwiches.  The menus in Hurley Hall feature fresh oven pizza with house-made pizza dough, grill menus feature fresh hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries and daily specials and entire menus include a number of student favorites including vegan & vegetarian items, and two house-made soups daily.  Our abundant salad bar and deli bar include more than 30 ingredients to create and customize your own salad or deli sandwich.      

Present your Eastern EXPRE$$ CARD for your Meal Plan, Dining Dollars or EXPRE$$ CASH to purchase and enjoy all you care to eat. The Food Court also accepts cash and debit/credit cards.

View Daily Menus or download or download the DineOnCampus app. 

HOURS:
WEEKDAY
 

 Breakfast

 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hot Lunch  11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 Lite Lunch

 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Dinner

 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


WEEKEND

 Brunch

 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Dinner

 5 p.m. to 8 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. This location accepts cash, Dining Dollars, EXPRE$$ CASH, debit and credit cards.

Hours:

 Monday to Thursday

 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 Friday

 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Saturday and Sunday

 Closed

Shafer Café ext. 55075

The Café located in Shafer Hall features coffee, espresso drinks, sandwiches, salads, snack cups, soup, baked goods, and a variety of cold beverages. The café accepts cash,Dining Dollars, EXPRE$$ CASH, debit and credit cards.

Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed


Student Center Food Court, ext. 40136

The Student Center Food Court features Campus Perks Café which offers a full line of "We Proudly Brew Starbucks" coffee, espresso drinks, baked goods, and fresh fruit smoothies. At Create, salads are made to order with a variety of fresh produce.  Windham Street Subs offers handcrafted deli sandwiches on bread, wraps & rolls and are accompanied with house-made potato chips.  Grill Nation features breakfast sandwiches, breakfast potatoes and French toast sticks during he morning hours.  This station also features all of your grill favorites which include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, grilled cheese, fried & grilled chicken sandwiches and French fries throughout the rest of the day.  Build Pizza features slices of cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza and a daily special all on house-made pizza dough.  Chef's Table is a weekly rotating concept that offers different regional cuisines which include Asian, Italian, Fresh-Mex, Mediterranean, and Indian. The Student Center Food Court accepts cash, Dining Dollars, EXPRE$$ CASH, debit and credit cards.

View Daily Menus by downloading the DineOnCampus app.      

BOOST Mobile Ordering is available at the Student Center Food Court. Visit On-Campus Dining Locations- Eastern (easternct.edu) to learn more.
Hours:

 Monday to Friday

 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Saturday and Sunday

 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Hours at Dining Services locations are subject to change.

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