Spring 2021 Updates

Puget Sound is committed to providing a wide variety of delicious and nutritious food and beverages. That commitment will continue, as we also deliver services in a safe and healthful manner.

Dining Services operates in accordance with state of Washington and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department COVID-19 requirements. This includes managing student compliance with practices such as physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings.     

All Dining and Conference Services venues are open spring semester. This includes The Diner, Diversions Cafe, Oppenheimer Cafe, Lillis Cafe, The Cellar, and Cellar Market—plus a new, temporary venue, Field House EATS, located in the Memorial Fieldhouse concession area.

Dining and Conference Services and Logger Card Office
Open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Spring Dining Tips

  • During busy lunch and dinner hours (11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5–7 p.m.), consider buying a sandwich from one of the cafes, pizza or a panini from The Cellar, or a meal from Field House EATS, where there may be fewer people at those times. 
  • The GET mobile order system is the only way to order food and beverages from the cafes, The Cellar, Field House EATS, and the Deli, Grill, and Tortilla stations in The Diner. Please order from these areas in advance to enable you to pick up your food or beverage without waiting in line. Using the GET mobile ordering system helps reduce congestion and reduce wait times and lines.
  • Physical distancing requirements limit the total number of customers in The Diner. Use the Diner Occupancy Counter to see real-time Diner occupancy, find the best times to visit The Diner, and review recent busiest Diner times for each day of the week. 

 

Dining Venues and Operating Hours

The Diner

Monday–Friday: 6:45 a.m.–10 p.m. 
Weekends: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Multiple service stations are open, including Chef’s Table, Grill, Deli, Tortilla, Wok, Allergy Friendly, and Salad Bar, served safely by the dining staff. Menus are available online seven days in advance.

Crowd-counting software and a door greeter limit the number of people in The Diner at the same time. View real-time Diner occupancy using our Diner Occupancy Counter

Meals from the Deli, Grill, and Tortilla stations must be ordered via the GET Mobile ordering system. Orders are available for pickup in Marshall Hall when students arrive to further support physical distancing.  

Diversions Cafe

Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
 

Diversions serves specialty coffees, breakfast items, and Grab & Go sandwiches, wraps, and salads. GET Mobile or website ordering is used exclusively to expedite service, prevent lines, and foster physical distancing. 

The Cellar

Lunch: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 5–8 p.m. 

The Cellar provides provide pizza and paninis for lunch and pizzas, sandwiches, and ice cream for dinner. GET Mobile or website ordering is used exclusively to expedite service, prevent lines, and foster physical distancing. 

The Cellar Market

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Weekends: Noon–5 p.m.

Snacks, beverages, grocery items, and Grab & Go meals are available for in store purchase. The Cellar Market will add products requested by students whenever possible. 

Oppenheimer Café

Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Oppenheimer Cafe serves specialty coffees, breakfast items, and Grab & Go sandwiches, wraps, and salads. GET Mobile or website ordering is used exclusively to expedite service, prevent lines, and foster physical distancing. 

Lillis Café

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Lillis Cafe serves specialty coffees, smoothies, breakfast items, and Grab & Go sandwiches, wraps, and salads. GET Mobile or website ordering is used exclusively to expedite service, prevent lines, and foster physical distancing. 

Field House EATS

Monday–Friday: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–7:30 p.m.

Field House EATS is a temporary food service location in the Memorial Fieldhouse concession area serving made-to-order deli sandwiches and tacos, and a hot entrée. Sandwiches are available from 11:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. GET Mobile or website ordering is used exclusively to expedite service, prevent lines, and foster physical distancing. 

 

Dine-In and Take-Out Options

After students complete seven days of quarantine at the beginning of the semester, there will be physically distanced dining seating in Marshall Hall, Upper Marshall Hall, the Loft, and Rasmussen Rotunda. Tables and chairs will be arranged per requirements. Reusable dishware will be available for students who dine at these locations. Students can order take-out food to enjoy at their residence, outdoors, or off campus.

 

Dining with Food Allergies

The Diner Allergy Friendly Station will serve from-scratch menus that avoid the top eight allergens and gluten. It will operate Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance accommodating dietary needs, contact Chelsea Bairey, senior dining services manager at cbairey@pugetsound.edu.

 

Students in Self-Quarantine or Isolation

Dining Services will deliver meals to students in on-campus isolation or quarantine with or without a meal plan. Meals are ordered between 3 and 6 p.m. for delivery the following day between 8 and 8:30 a.m. The dining venue for isolation and quarantine meals is called Subgrub, and meals are ordered through the GET mobile ordering system or website. More information is available on our Subgrub page.

 

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

Food health and safety are our highest dining service priorities. We partner closely with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to ensure food safety compliance. All food service areas are inspected multiple times annually by the health department and twice annually by Everclean, a private company specializing in food safety inspections with high standards for cleanliness and food safety. Food service workers are required to complete state of Washington food worker training. Supervisors and managers participate in expanded ServSafe food service safety training. Multiple health measures have been added during the pandemic, including: 

  • All dining staff members wear masks and gloves at all times. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available for customers at dining venue entrances and exits, as well as other locations required by the health department.
  • Contactless pay systems were added to all service areas.
  • All high-touch areas and hard surfaces are cleaned and sanitized at least hourly.
  • A table cleaning team cleans tables after every use.
  • Floor arrows and 6-foot distance markers guide physical distancing in venues. 
  • Plexiglas protection is used in cashier locations.