Policies and Protocols
Dining Facilities Policies and Protocols
Published October 16, 2020
- Face Covering Requirements
Consistent with public health guidelines, face coverings are required while picking up food orders, walking through the dining hall, disposing of food waste and in all general areas of dining facilities. Once seated, in a designated dining area, while distanced from others by 6 feet, face coverings can be removed while actively consuming food and beverages.
- Designated Dining Areas
Community Members may consume food and beverage only in following approved dining facilities:
- Gander Dining Hall
- DUC Atrium
- In your own residential room/apartment
- For employees, in your own office/workspace
- Tented areas outdoors
- All other outdoor spaces while distanced from others by 6 feet
Food and beverage, except water, is prohibited in all other campus spaces, including but not limited to the Library, Classrooms, Residential Lounges and other common spaces.
Gander Dining Hall will have limited seating available. Based on current public health guidelines, we anticipate occupancy will be limited to 25% of the building’s authorized fire code occupancy. Additional outdoor seating will also be available outside Gander Dining Hall. All seating will be removed from inside Louie’s and Starbucks. Food and beverages from Louie’s, Starbucks and The M Store will be carryout only, with limited outdoor seating available. We are exploring options to create additional outdoor seating to increase capacity.
- Mobile Ordering, Pick-up and Delivery Options
All dining facilities are implementing a mobile ordering system through the Transact app to help with congestion and waiting in serving areas.
A limited menu will be available for delivery, with specific hours for delivery and specific drop-off locations for each residential facility.
Special food service protocols will be implemented to support residential students who are quarantining.
- Meal Plans
Meal plans are not changing. Dining services and menu options are being revised to provide flexibility for all residential students while implementing protocols and practices to help lessen the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission. Meal plans will end with the Thanksgiving break, but balances can be rolled over to the spring semester. More information about meal plans can be found here.
Students assigned to the St. Louis Marriot West and the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield will have the same meal plan options as students living in residence halls. More information about meals plans can be found here.
This document is not a contract with any employee, student, or other member of the Maryville community. The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret this document and/or amend it at any time.