What is the first meal served in my residence hall dining center?
- Thursday, August 22 – Your first 'move-in' meal will be brunch.
- Monday, August 26 – Your first meal served when classes begin will be breakfast.
The unlimited access meal plan sounds great but what if I will still miss a meal because of work, class or an extra activity?
Sack lunches/dinners and even sack breakfasts are definitely a solution to your situation! Just stop by the Dining Services' management office in your residence hall to discuss your schedule with one of the management staff who will arrange the sack meal for you to pick up.
What if I have special dietary needs?
University Housing students with special dietary needs are asked to contact Pam Edwards, Assistant Director of University Dining Service, to discuss plans about how to best meet the students' needs. Please contact Pam at 402-472-9045 or email@example.com.
How can I share my ideas about the menu with the Dining Services' staff?
We encourage and appreciate students' menu ideas and here are some ways for you to become involved in that process:
- Become part of the University Dining Services' Menu Committee which has regularly scheduled meetings. If you cannot attend the meeting(s), share your ideas with one of the management staff members who will present your suggestions at the meeting.
- Use the Dining Services' comment cards which are available at each of the Dining Centers to communicate your ideas and questions. Please include your name and your e-mail or phone number so a member of the management staff can obtain additional information if needed.
- Visit us 'in person'! We always appreciate the opportunity to talk with students about the menu.
Where can I find out what the weekly menu is for the residence hall dining centers?
Menus are posted at housing.unl.edu/dining/
- If you have an Android phone, you can search "What's for Lunch?” by Atonality Mobile in the Play Store. Or access the Housing website at housing.unl.edu/dining/ through your phone's web browser.
How can I become more involved in University Dining Services' activities?
A great way is to become a member of one of the University Dining Services' committees. Examples include the following:
- The gNc (good Nutrition counts) committee plans and presents nutrition/wellness programs for the students.
- The Menu Committee evaluates and plans menus and evaluates new products and recipes.
- The HACCP Committee establishes and monitors food safety policies and procedures.
- Dining Center Special Event Teams plans and presents special events in each of the dining centers.
When would there be a "block" when using my NCard in the Dining Services?
There are different situations with the unlimited access meal plans that cause a "block" to occur – the situations are as follows:
- If you have eaten at any of the residence hall Dining Services during the dining service's lunch period of time and you try to eat at the Nebraska Training Table, you will be blocked. Also, if you have eaten at the Nebraska Training Table during their lunch period of time (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.), and then try to eat at any of the residence hall dining services during their lunch period of time, you will be blocked.
- If you have eaten at any of the residence hall dining services during the dining service's lunch period of time and you try to eat lunch at the East Campus Corner Deli, you will be blocked. Also, if you have eaten at the East Campus Corner Deli during their lunch period of time (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.), and then try to eat at any of the residence hall dining services during their lunch period, you will be blocked.
- If you have eaten at any of the residence hall dining services during the lunch period of time and you try to eat at Husker Hoagies or Husker Heroes, you will be blocked. Also, if you have eaten at Husker Hoagies or Husker Heroes during their lunch period of time (10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), and then try to eat at any of the residence hall dining services during lunch, you will be blocked.
- If you have eaten a continental breakfast at The Knoll during the breakfast time and you try to eat at any of the residence hall dining services during breakfast, you will be blocked. Also, if you have eaten breakfast at any of the residence hall dining services and try to eat at The Knoll continental breakfast, you will be blocked.
- If you take a sack meal for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner - you will be blocked from any of the residence hall dining services for the meal period that you received the sack meal.
- If you attend a special meal (Monday - Friday) at any of the residence hall dining services for which your NCard number has been entered in the ID system, you will be blocked from going to a Residence Hall Dining Service during that meal period.
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What if I am not feeling well and can't come to my dining center for meal(s)?
Let your RA or Wellness Advocate know that you are not feeling well. There is a Sick Meal Tray form available at the 24-hour desk of each residence hall complex that needs to be completed by the person selecting a meal for you. The completed form needs to be given to the Dining Center checker who will enter your information so that you can receive a meal in your room. Please remember that the student picking up the meal must bring the ill student's NCard and show to the checker. If you have any questions about the procedures please feel free to ask a Dining Service management team member.
Can guests join me for any of the meals?
We welcome guests to the Dining Centers but they will not be able to enjoy a meal with you unless they purchase a meal. There is a charge for meal(s) which can be paid with cash or using the NCard.
How can I change my meal plan?
To change your meal plan, e-mail Housing at: firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com).