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Convenience and sustainability features of ToGo attract students to Piazza

ToGo, an expanded dining carry-out service, began at Piazza dining center August 27.  Re-usable clamshell containers, flatware and beverage containers will take carry-out options to a new level while eliminating disposable carry-out packaging.  Clamshells are distributed through Biscotti’s at Redeker Center for $5. 

Here is how it works:

  1. Exchange your used clamshell, flatware and beverage containers at the north greeters’ stations at Piazza and pick up a clean clamshell.
  2. Enter the Piazza and select from all the dining options available in the dining center.
    • The only restriction is the clamshell lid must close. 
    • Two Piazza cold beverage containers may be filled, as well.
  3. Exit the Piazza through the same greeter’s station and retrieve your ID card; and pick up clean flatware, a napkin and lid(s) for beverages.

“The new carry-out service adds value to the meal plan,” said Carol Fletcher, assistant director of residential dining services. “Though carry-out will continue as a popular option, we expect most students to dine in the dining center, especially now that the hours are extended.” The new extended dining schedule mean the Piazza is available from 7:15 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. with the exception of five 15-minute re-set periods when the Piazza will be closed.

“This is a year of exciting changes for dining services based in Redeker Center.  We have several hundred additional students in on-campus communities on the south side of campus.  And the majority of students in Panther Village selected an optional meal plan,” Fletcher said.

Dashes, the carry-out option at Rialto dining center, is open for service four times per day Monday through Thursday, and two times on Friday through Sunday.