Food Services Update – McConnell, Pit-Stop, and Shakedown

January 14, 2022

Welcome back!

Well this semester is not starting how any of us were planning, and hopefully, in a few weeks everyone is back, and things will start to get some-what back to normal! As the new semester starts, we wanted to update you on how service will look like for the first couple weeks, and a few friendly reminders for the semester as well. Additionally, as communicated last semester, students will eat on their home campuses for now and this decision will be reconsidered/communicated on February 7.

McCONNELL

When entering McConnell Dining Hall

  • Masks are always required. Please be respectful to the cashiers by having your mask on and ready to go as you enter the dining hall. Please remain masked at all times within the dining hall as we are not doing indoor dining for the first couple weeks (at least).
  • Pitzer ID Card is always required. If you need a new ID Card, please go to The Connection at the Library to get a new one. If you repeatedly do not bring your ID Card in, it will be reported to Student Affairs.
  • Maintain Distance. Please maintain a 6’ distance while in line inside and outside of McConnell
  • Sneaking in. If you are entering without checking in with the cashier, it is considered sneaking in, even if you have already been inside. Entering through the Exit doors, or not producing your ID will result in your information being reported to Student Affairs for potential conduct referral.
  • Green Boxes. As everything will be take-out only (for at least the first couple weeks), green boxes will still be allowed to help reduce waste. Green boxes will go through the same process of exchange or checking out; however, at the cashier, you will be given a token to give to the service staff at the food line. That is where you will receive a new green box.  Boxes handed to the staff at the food line will not be accepted.
  • Know the menu. Help keep the line moving fast by knowing what you want before you get inside. The menus are posted weekly, so you can check it out on Sunday to plan your meals. Due to procurement issues, the menus may change the day of, so it is always good to double check when it is closer to service time. You can find the menus here: https://pitzer.cafebonappetit.com/
  • Pre-Ordered Meals: Due to lack of usage last semester, we will no longer be doing pre-ordered online meals for pick-up at McConnell this semester. Students may still use meal exchanges at the Pit-Stop for additional “to go” food options for breakfast/lunch.
  • Meal Plan Changes: Meal plans can be changed this semester up until Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 by emailing housing@pitzer.edu.
  • Faculty & Staff. At this time, Pitzer students only will be allowed in McConnell.

What does service look like during the first two weeks?

  • One line in & out. When you enter the Dining Hall, you will head straight back to the Global Station. From there, you will be able to pick out your “starter” (salad, sandwich, fruit), then will get your entrée and sides. All food will go in a white to-go food box (unless you have a Green Box token). Next is dessert and at the Grill Station, there will be canned and bottled beverages.
    • Please avoid going back and forth in the line. If there are a lot of students, you may be asked to start at the beginning of the line.
    • Remember this is only temporary and in place to keep everyone safe.
  • No self-service. All the fresh food will be boxed by dining hall staff and handed over to you, please refrain from grabbing anything on the service line.
  • No Indoor dining. At this time, seating indoors will not be allowed. There are outdoor seating areas at the following locations: the McConnell Apron, Holden Garden, Scott Courtyard, the Mounds, patio south of Skandera Hall, Broad Center patio, and patio area by the Shakedown.

Updated McConnell Hours

Please note the updated hours, as the dining hall will return to having small closures between meal periods to allow for cleaning and refresh of the space.

Monday – Friday

                Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:30 am

                Continental Breakfast 9:30 am – 10:00 am

                Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

                Dinner 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday

                Brunch 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

                Dinner 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PIT-STOP CAFÉ

  • No indoor service. The outdoor Order and Pick Up windows will be in use. Please line up to the East of Bernard Hall and maintain distance while in line.
  • Masks Required. While you may be ordering outdoors, we ask that you be respectful to the staff by wearing a mask when waiting in line and when ordering and picking up your items.
  • Menu Choice. At this time the menu will remain the same with drinks and grab & go.
  • Meal Exchanges. At this time, you will still be able to exchange a meal swipe to get food and drinks to go.

Pit-Stop Café Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SHAKEDOWN

  • No indoor service. The outdoor Order and Pick Up windows will be in use. Please line up to the North of Shakedown (on the GSC Patio area) and maintain distance while in line.
  • Masks Required. While you may be ordering outdoors, we ask that you be respectful to the staff by wearing a mask when waiting in line and when ordering and picking up your items.
  • Menu Choice. At this time the menu will remain the same.
  • Meal Exchanges. At this time, you will still be able to exchange a meal swipe to get food and drinks to go.

Updated Shakedown Hours

Please note these updated hours for Shakedown, due to lack of usage during earlier hours as well as staffing shortages.

Open 7 days a Week 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

If you have an allergy or dietary restriction, please reach out to me or a manager so we can make arrangements to get you what you need. We had several students successfully navigate food choices during the Fall Semester by working with the managers on a daily basis.

As always, please reach out with any questions you may have: Tonian_morbitt@pitzer.edu or (909) 607-8491.

Thank you,

Tonian

tonian morbitt | general manager | pitzer college
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