Our approach to dining must change this year. We cannot responsibly serve food and drinks in ways that promote large group eating activities and compromise other mitigation efforts to contain viral spread. It is also true that students derive considerable social development and pleasure from dining together so we are working with our team of infectious disease experts to determine if we can preserve some of these features in a responsible manner. Due to limited capacity and public health considerations, only students living on campus will have access to a meal plan. Only a full meal plan is available during the 2020-21 academic year and will be required for all students living on campus.
Meals after Onboarding (April 1 to end of Spring 2 term)
Beginning April 1, the first day of classes, the Marketplace will be open for meal pickup. You will need to wear a face mask and present your p-card for entry to the Marketplace. There is no indoor dining inside the Rosenfield Center or Marketplace, thus, dining will have a recyclable bag and cutlery kit available for you to carry your food out and eat in your residence hall. You are welcome to reuse the recyclable bag for future meal pick-up or bring a bag of your own.
Meal Service Hours beginning April 1, 2021
Hot Breakfast: 7–9 a.m. (no breakfast on Sundays)
Continental Breakfast: 9–11 a.m. (no breakfast on Sundays)
Hot Lunch: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cold Lunch: 1–5 p.m.
Hot Dinner: 5–7 p.m.
Cold Dinner: 7–8 p.m.
Students who arrive in Grinnell for the S2 term only, will be offered a snack package when you pick-up your room keys in The Spencer Grill. These snacks are to be enjoyed between hot meal periods during onboarding (March 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021) since we do not have continuous services and therefore food is not available for you at all times. Please request a meat, vegan, gluten-free or Passover snack package.