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Dining Services

Food service will be available for residents, off-campus students, staff, and faculty for the Fall semester. Meal offerings and the methods of delivery are being planned with our employee and customer safety in mind, as well as HSU’s sustainability goals.

August 11, 2020

Here’s what you need to know:

  • More stringent cleaning policies have been put in place throughout our Dining facilities and food will be delivered to residents who may need to be quarantined.
  • Menus will be revamped to accommodate to-go service, and self-serve options will be converted to full-service or eliminated altogether.
  • The J cafeteria and College Creek Marketplace will be open with full service, but with limited dine-in seating. Other locations will have grab-n-go options only.
  • Customers will not be able to bring their own containers, but sanitized reusable OZZI containers will be used to package take-out and grab-n-go items.

Changes to Our Dining Operations

In accordance with CDC guidelines, more stringent cleaning policies have been put in place throughout our Dining facilities. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, focusing on high-touch surfaces. Special attention is paid to counters, tables, card readers, shopping carts, door handles, bathrooms, etc. We encourage our customers to wash hands and use hand sanitizer before and after eating or shopping with us. Face coverings must be worn at all Dining Services locations.

Quarantine Services

Dining Services will work with Housing & Residence Life to deliver food to residents who may need to be quarantined.

Meal Plans

We are revamping our menu to accommodate necessary safety changes to our operations. All self-serve options will be converted to full-service or eliminated altogether. Menu options will be designed for ease of transportation when taking them to go. This is our opportunity to come up with fresh new offerings! If you have suggestions, email dining@humboldt.edu.

Locations

We are working to ensure food options are available at multiple sites across campus. At a minimum, the J cafeteria on the north end of campus and College Creek Marketplace on the south end of campus will be open full service, but with limited or no dine-in seating (dependent on County Covid-19 level). To allow for social distancing, offerings at the Giant’s Cupboard will be incorporated into The J. At times dine-in may not be available as restrictions are in effect. All hours and locations subject to change.

College Creek Marketplace, 7:30am-9pm M-F, only 2pm-9pm weekends
(Beginning Monday, August 17)

  • Espresso/coffee,  open to close daily
  • Deli hot case,  open to close daily
  • Salad Grab-n-Go,  open to close daily
  • Sandwich line, 10:30am to 7:30pm M-F, closed weekends (grab-n-go available)

The J, 7:30am-9pm M-F, only 10am-9pm weekends
(Beginning Monday, August 15)

  • Hot breakfast, 7:30am-10:30am (Continental breakfast, 10:30am-11:00am) M-F, 10am-2pm weekends (brunch)
  • Lunch, 11:00am-2pm M-F, 10am-2pm weekends (brunch)
  • Dinner, 4:30pm-7:30pm daily
  • Salad Line, 9:30am-7:30pm M-F, 10am-7:30pm weekends (grab-n-go available when server not)
  • Sandwich line, 9:30am-2pm M-F (grab-n-go available when server not and on weekends)
  • Giant’s Cupboard retail offerings available all hours The J is open

J Grill, closed
The Depot, closed
Giant’s Cupboard, closed (incorporated into The J)
Library Café, closed
Windows Café, closed
Catering, very limited (CarePack available)

Sustainability

Customers will not be able to bring their own containers, but sanitized reusable OZZI containers will be used to package take-out and grab-n-go items. Used OZZI containers can be returned to any Dining Services location or dedicated receptacle. OZZI containers will be accepted by Dining staff wearing gloves and sanitized using a high powered dishwasher and disinfectants that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against Covid-19 and following strict protocols set by local health department guidelines.

Dining Experience

Our typical on-campus Dining experiences will be reimagined, with a continued focus on developing ways to provide healthy, safe, tasty and affordable options. While we may not be able to see each other’s faces behind masks, we are still smiling and offering great customer service! Yes, face coverings will be required when not actively eating or drinking in dining areas. Queues will be monitored and managed for social distancing. The number of customers in each Dining Services location at any given time will be limited. In seating areas, social distancing will be achieved by taping off or removing chairs at various tables. In some cases where dining areas are small, seating may not be available.