This summer Sodexo dining services announced new late-night dining options and adjusted service hours for many on-campus Sodexo dining locations.
Previously, late-night dining on campus was not available to students. New hours and options are available to students starting this fall.
“We made these changes due to student requests,” said Sodexo General Manager Gwen Burney. “The changes we’ve made cater more to the students.”
Sophomore Bria Paschal said she thinks UNA should offer later dining to students who stay up studying.
“I think Towers should have later hours because it is very difficult to go eat before they close,” said senior Meridith Ginn.
Towers Café, located between Rice and Rivers Halls, now offers continuous dining from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Previously, students were only able to eat at Towers during certain times of the day.
Towers now offers late lunch and dinner options. Previously, the café closed between each meal to reset.
Sodexo Unit Marketing Manager Gabrielle Borden said there will still be a meal transition at Towers, but instead of Towers closing the doors, students can eat anytime.
Weekend dining hours at Towers remain the same, she said.
The Smart Market, also known as the C-Store, is now open on Fridays from noon until 6 p.m.
“It was inconvenient for the Smart Market to be closed on Fridays because if I needed something on the weekend, I would have to make a late night Walmart run or just deal without,” Ginn said.
Pizza Hut and A&W Express teamed up with the Lion’s Den Game Room to offer late-night dining to students in the GUC. Students can eat at the restaurants between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students may eat while using the game room, but they must keep food away from the computers, gaming systems and playing surfaces, according to UNA’s website.