What's Open Today?
McElroy will be closed from August 1–August 16.
- McElroy Commons, Stuart Dining, and Corcoran Commons will serve as the primary dining halls on campus with limited seating and modified service layouts to move lines as quickly as possible and to serve guests as safely as possible.
- Eagles Nest, the Heights Room, and the Yellow Room will also be open for lunch and dinner with additional lines and the same menu selections to serve more guests quickly.
- Lyons will be open for breakfast and lunch, grab and go items, and coffee and tea only.
- Café 129 will be open with modified menu selections and service.
- Hillside, Chocolate Bar, Bean Counter, and the Eagle Marts will be closed initially.
- GET Mobile ordering pick-up locations will be located at CoRo Café, Addie’s, and the Yellow Room at Stuart.
- Corcoran, McElroy, and Stuart will be open from 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., seven days a week.
- Lyons will be open from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
- Dining halls will be closed for 60 minutes between meals to sanitize service areas and dining rooms and to restock items.
- GET Mobile will be open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday-Friday at McElroy, CoRo Café, and Addie’s at Corcoran and from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Yellow Room on the Newton campus.
We will not be reserving dining times in advance.
Seating will be reduced in our dining halls for physical distancing. If available, students will have the option to eat in the dining hall or can take their meals to-go back to their rooms or other physically distanced spaces.
Based on public health occupancy guidelines and modified service layouts, seating will be limited. Seating arrangements have also been reconfigured for physical distancing. Students can choose if they want to sit with anyone.
In order to reduce wait-times and to serve everyone safely, the dining halls have been reconfigured for physical distancing. Look for signage guiding you to pathways to multiple serving stations. We have also designated entrances and exits to ease congestion. BC Dining staff will also be guiding you to help you get your food easily. In addition, we have made modifications in our menu offerings to maximize the speed of service and provide food as safely as possible.
We have developed menus and offerings to move lines as quickly as possible and to serve guests as safely as possible. We have developed additional serving lines in the Eagles Nest at McElroy, the Heights Room at Corcoran, and the Yellow Room at Stuart with the same menu options as Carney, Lower Live, and Stuart Dining so that we have more locations for students to obtain food.
In addition, all students on a mandatory plan can use their dining funds to purchase food via GET mobile. We specifically recommend using this platform at lunchtime which is our busiest meal period.
FRESH to Table culinary demos will be temporarily suspended due to COVID, but there are still several dishes on the menu that utilize regionally and ethically grown ingredients that meet the FRESH criteria (Fairly Traded, Regional, Equitable, Sustainable and Healthy). Look for the “FRESH” symbol on the menus for dishes. Equal Exchange’s fairly traded coffee will be available at Corcoran, Stuart, and McElroy. Jerk Fish Tacos are made with a locally caught Acadian Redfish, an underutilized fish species. Bowls at Mac will have locally grown butternut squash, cucumbers, and red beets from Massachusetts farms. All of the eggs sandwiches are served with Pete & Gerry’s organic cage-free eggs. Check out our local and sustainable sourcing page for info about our FRESH food producers.
If you want to support our FRESH program, pick up fresh veggies and baked goods at the Fall Farmer’s Market on Corcoran Commons Plaza Fridays or sign up for our CSA Farm Share with a friend for a weekly box of fresh veggies from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA.
GET Mobile is an online and mobile platform where you can pre-order and customize your dishes. All orders are prepaid and your order will be ready for pick-up at your convenience. Use GET mobile to order ahead, skip the line and save time!
There will be additional menu offerings and customization through GET Mobile orders. Popular items, such as Eagle Nest’s customizable favorites including Greens and Bowls and FlatBreads, will be offered through GET mobile.
Each location will have a different menu:
- Eagles Nest: Greens and Bowls
- Lower: Poke, Specialty sandwiches, and more.
- Stuart: Specialty hot beverages, breakfast options, flatbread pizza, and more.
Yes. In order to accommodate students during the pandemic, mandatory dining funds will be accepted during the fall semester.
Credit cards and debit cards are also accepted.
No, delivery is not offered.
BC Dining Services has implemented the following protocol since March to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. View our Preventative Measures.
Guests will be able to remove their masks to eat, but otherwise, masks or face coverings must be worn inside the dining halls.
In order to prevent the spread, we want to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and require you to put away your phones when ordering and getting your food. Otherwise, you can use your phones while waiting in line or when seated.
Sanitizing wipes will be made available in the dining halls, and guests will be expected to clean their dining area before and after each use. In addition, hand sanitizer will be available for use before you enter our servery to select your food.
While the FDA and CDC have deemed reusable serviceware safe to use during COVID if washed and handled properly, we have determined that the safest and most efficient way to serve meals will be on take-out and to-go containers only, primarily due to limitations in staff capacity.
In order to minimize unnecessary plastic waste, we will be serving the meals on World Centric compostable fiber containers (so make sure to put them in the compost bin!).
Last year students consumed 10 million single-use plastic items from Dining Halls. COVID may lead to a temporary increase in plastic waste, but you can still help us minimize our footprint in the following ways:
- Bring your own reusable utensils and napkin for dining on the go. You can pick up a bamboo cutlery kit at the register, or feel free to bring your own from home (make sure to wash with soap and water before using!)
- Compost food waste and fiber containers! You can find compost bins in every dining hall across campus. Eating on the go? Swing by a dining hall to toss your uneaten food or fiber container in the right bin.
- Fill up your reusable water bottle at home so you don’t have to buy disposable water bottles on the go.
- Skip the straw! If you’re dining in, try drinking your beverage without the lid and straw.
- Recycle plastic correctly. Clean out food from clear plastic to-go containers and dispose of in the single-stream recycling containers across campus.
- Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing the operation.
- Increased sanitation measures, including handwashing every 30 minutes.
- Stations cleaned and sanitized between each task.
- All employees completed a mandatory COVID-19 Training Program prior to working in the operation.
- BCDS managers are ServSafe certified and remind employees of the importance of increased sanitation protocols.
- Employees are asked to stay home at the earliest signs of not feeling well.
- Require all customers and employees to wear face coverings to enter the servery.
- No cell phone use allowed once in the servery to eliminate cross-contact.
- Marked all lines for food for physical distancing; a manager will be stationed at the entrance to instruct customers when it is safe to enter and what line they should get in.
- Clearly marked all work stations in both the front and back of the house for physical distancing.
- Clearly marked all kitchen stations to ensure cooks work six feet apart.
- Employee meeting areas marked with six-foot markers for groups to safely meet to review essential daily operations such as menu planning and staff assignments.
- Seating will be reduced in our dining halls for physical distancing. If available, students will have the option to eat in the dining hall or can take their meals to-go back to their rooms or other physically distanced spaces.
- Plasticware, disposable cups, and takeout containers only.
- Self-service (salad bars, soup stations, etc.) has been eliminated.
- More Grab and Go options available.
- Plexiglass shields installed at each station.
- Contactless payment to eliminate the exchange of change between the cashier and the customer.
- Our valued supply chain is also practicing emergency precautions with their employees and the handling of the products they deliver.
Our chefs and culinarians recognize the importance of continuing to introduce diverse and delicious new dishes to our menus.
To incorporate more fresh, seasonal, and locally grown foods
To infuse our cuisine with new flavors
To encourage innovation and introduce new menu items