Meal plan changes expected to bring value and convenience to students

Elon University’s dining services have altered the institution’s meal plan packages, introducing two new plans, All Access and Block Meal Plans, that will begin next fall.

Jeff Gazda, resident district manager of Elon’s Aramark, said dining services is looking forward to the new changes as they believe it will give students the best bang for their bucks.

“Our research told us that students were looking for better price/value and increased flexibility from their meal plan,” Gazda said. “Our goal was to develop a customized meal plan solution that delivers flexibility, value, convenience and variety.”

Accompanying the package alterations, Gazda said starting next fall, Colonnades, Harden and McEwen dining halls will close at 9:00 p.m. and the take out system previously only available in McEwen will expand to both Colonnades and Harden as well in order to meet the needs of busy students who have trouble eating at an earlier time or who are pressed for time while dining.

In order to find out more about the specifics behind the new meal plan options and to see what students think about the new packages, check out this week’s issue of The Pendulum (3/2).

-Sam Parker, Senior Reporter

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