The Ridiculous Hours For Students To Get Food On Campus


Megan Miller, News Editor

Most people on campus have one bone to pick with the campus food option. While Gengras offers a variety of options on a weekly basis and there are other options for students to spend their dining dollars on, the hours of operation are not ideal. Commons is the place with the best hours on campus, however, it closes relatively early at 8 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends is only open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Not to mention, lunch on weekends doesn’t even start until 2p.m.. Most students on campus don’t have the luxury of having a car, so on weekends when they’re trying to grab a coffee and get work done they can’t. Starbucks doesn’t even open until 2p.m. on Sundays and isn’t open on Saturdays. This forces the students who do have cars to travel off campus during those times. The Village Market is great for those late nights when residential students want a snack or a drink until 1:30 a.m. but should open before 11 a.m. At the very least, opening an extra two hours earlier would allow students to grab food to have throughout their classes in the late morning and afternoon. While hours of operation are becoming better in recent years, there is still room for improvement. The weekend hours don’t encourage students to wake up a decent hour and get work done productively. That is one of the biggest things you hear from students around campus. Yes, weekends in college lend themselves to parties and being unproductive. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone on campus and the hours reflect the campus culture.