Fall 2020 Dining Options

During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, WMU Dining Services will serve options from two dining centers (dine-in; all-you-care-to-eat) and two Grab’n Go (carryout; use up to 3 times daily) locations during the week. On weekends, the Valley Dining Center will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Henry Grab'n Go will be offered from Noon - 6 p.m. Some notable changes to dining center offerings due to safety precautions:

  • Mid-afternoon closure for enhanced disinfection procedures (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grab'n Go serves lunch, snack and dinner (open during the disinfection closure for dining centers)
  • Enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfection procedures throughout serving hours
  • Occupancy limits and reduced seating capacity to account for physical distancing
  • All dining center options will be plated or served to guests (including utensils, condiments, etc)
  • Additional barriers (like plexiglass) have been added to improve breath protection throughout dining centers
  • Traffic flow patterns are implemented in dining spaces
  • All employees and guests are required to wear appropriate face masks in all dining locations, unless seated and eating

WMU students have a variety of fresh, flavorful, healthy, and comfort items to choose from on campus. Students may use their meal plan to access food in the following ways, based on their schedule and preferences.

  • Dining Centers

    Dine-in options are available at Hoekje/Bigelow and Valley Dining Center, both all-you-care-to-eat facilities.

    More information

  • Grab'n Go Meal

    Grab'n Go

    Café 1903 and Henry Grab'n Go provide safe and secure carryout meals.

    Locations

  • Late-night

    Late-night options available at the Valley Dining Center from 8 to 11 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

    Late-night options

  • students sitting at a table at Flossie's

    Campus Cafés

    Students can use Dining Dollars from their meal plan at eight campus cafés.

    Locations

  • Carryout

    Order a sandwich meal for pick-up in the morning or afternoon from either dining center.

    Order online

  • Parkview

    Engineering students can utilize their meal plan at Parkview Café.

    Meal exchange

  • Accommodations for Ill Students

    WMU Dining Services is committed to providing appropriate meal accommodations to students who live in a Residence Hall on main campus who get sick due to COVID-19 or other serious illnesses throughout the semester.
    More information

  • Safety Precautions

    To address health and safety concerns, Dining Services will be implementing the following practices to protect our community:

    • Daily health screening of all Dining employees
    • Face masks worn by all Dining employees; guests are to wear face coverings in all dining locations, except when seated and eating
    • Physical distancing of 6' guidelines by guests with reminders posted throughout serving areas, dining areas and lobbies; employees observe physical distancing during shifts and breaks
    • In-person dining areas set up to allow 6' distancing between tables and a reduction of 50% of seating from established seating plan
    • Serving or plating all choices (eliminating buffet style and self-service stations)
    • Cleaning and disinfection processes conducted three times daily, to include additional diligent staff training on infection prevention protocols
    • Online ordering and delivery of meals for ill students residing on campus
    • Grab'n Go options for lunch, snack and dinner
    • Development of an online carryout and pick-up service to help minimize direct person-to-person contact