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Dining on Campus Reopening Information

Dining hours for Kresge Commons are 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Monday - Friday with shutdowns for deeper cleaning 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. See a full list of dining hours for Kresge Commons, B&B Café, and KHIC Start Café.

All stations in Kresge Commons are open for lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (a la carte lunch is still available after that), which brings a higher volume of traffic. To assist with the flow during this time, we are asking students planning to dine in, whenever possible, to eat according to the schedule below with the first and last half-hour open for everyone. If your course schedule doesn’t allow for you to eat during this time, you can come at another time. Commuters, residents of the apartments, fraternities, sororities, and townhouses, and faculty and staff can also come at any time. It’s important that you create a “family” group and always eat with those same people.

  • 11-11:30 a.m. – Bica Ross, and Shields 
  • 11:30 a.m.-Noon – Cunningham, McCready and Miller 
  • Noon-12:30 p.m. – Ketcham, King, and Elliott  
  • 12:30-1 p.m. – Hoiles-Peterson and McMaster  

There will be separate entrances and exits from the dining hall. To maximize flow and physical distancing, there will be a directional path to guide you through the various stations to collect your food. Patrons will need to maintain a physical distance of six feet while waiting in line. 

The various stations have been re-engineered with dividers and plexiglass shields for patron and staff protection. Some stations/options that you have been familiar with may not be available because of the time it takes to personalize orders. All dining options will be staff-served or available to go utilizing our current green box program.  

All flatware and napkins will be handed to patrons. There will not be trays, and no reusable items such as personal water bottles, etc. can be used. All condiments, salt and pepper, etc. will be available only in individual use packaging. 

Please be aware if you have any dietary needs, those will need to be communicated and will be accommodated by AVI staff. 

Additionally, it is determined that the air ventilation systems are appropriate and will be run continuously. Cleaning and sanitation guidelines as required by the State of Ohio and CDC will be met. Hand hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrance, hand washing stations are available in the restrooms within the dining hall, and should you want to sanitize your own table, cleaning supplies will be available throughout the dining hall. 

AVI Food Systems 

(330) 823-3148 |  

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will face coverings be required in the dining hall?

    Patrons should wear face coverings while waiting in line and collecting their food. AVI staff will mostly be wearing face coverings. Please be aware that there are exceptions as to why some people will not have face coverings on. They may have medical conditions or may work at a station where it isn’t safe for them to wear a mask. They will be following all health and safety protocols as determined by the State of Ohio and CDC, etc. 

  2. Can I sit with others if choosing to eat in the dining hall?

    If dining in, seating will be allowed in “family groups” of no more than 10. Communal eating is a higher risk activity, so these should be people with whom you already have close contact – teammates, residents of your hall, classmates, etc. We would ask that you all arrive together, are seated together, and leave approximately the same time so that the table and chairs can be sanitized for the next group. The tables available for seating will be appropriately distanced.   

  3. Can I order items to go?

    There will be an express line option available to pick-up our homestyle menu item of the day if desired for lunch, Monday through Friday, in our dining hall. If you would like to take your meal to go you can do so utilizing our green box program. The reusable meal containers are available for purchase. Just bring it with you to receive a clean and sanitized replacement upon arrival in the dining hall each time you wish to take food to go. Please be aware that if you take your food to go, you are forfeiting the “all you can eat” nature of the dining-in experience. Additionally, you should not take food to go for others. There may be a limit to how many entrees you can take out of the dining hall.

  4. Can I still order items from KHIC Café and B & B Café?

    With the exception of the KHIC breakfast meal equivalent, you are encouraged to order through the GET app at the KHIC Café and B & B Café to minimize waiting in line. Physical distance of six feet should be maintained in both of these spaces. 

  5. Will the dining hall be open to the public?

    Members of the general public will not be permitted to eat in our campus dining facilities. Exceptions would include recruits, prospective students and their families, and family members of students, faculty, or staff. Guests must be accompanied by a member of the campus community.   

  6. How can I access meals if I am in quarantine or isolation?

    Students who are quarantined or in isolation will be given instructions as to how to order their food and it will be delivered to them. If a student isn’t on a meal plan, there will be a cost of $165 per week. 

  7. What are the hours of operation for each dining facility on campus?


    Kresge Commons

    Breakfast 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m – 9 a.m. --
    CLOSED for Cleaning 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. -- --
    Lunch 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    A la Carte Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. -- --
    CLOSED for Cleaning 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. -- --
    Dinner 4:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
    Late Night Snack *10 p.m.– 11:30 p.m. -- --

    -- indicates the option is not available

    * Late night snack is only offered Monday – Thursday.


    B&B Café

    MONDAY - THURSDAY 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    FRIDAY 8 a.m. – Midnight
    SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


    KHIC Start Café

    MONDAY - THURSDAY 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.  | 8 p.m. – Midnight
    FRIDAY 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    SUNDAY 8 p.m. – Midnight