What to Expect at Meals

Changes to Dining Services procedures aim to provide a healthy environment where students can enjoy meals safely by following social distancing guidelines and encountering fewer common touch points.

Dining halls have transitioned to a fully contactless cafeteria serving style with a take-out option for all meals. PCC is known for its great dining menu and variety of choices. While some selections may be limited to accelerate serving times, students will continue to see multiple entrees and sides at every meal. And for those who want to get something quick, Grab N Go will also be available throughout the semester.

Upon entering a dining hall, students will take their canned or bottled beverage from one of the stations located by the turnstiles. After entering a line, students will tell the server whether they are dining in or taking out and then request their food selections. At the end of the line, the server will present the completed meal and plasticware.

Students are expected to wear a face mask when entering or exiting the dining halls, standing in line, and walking to and from their table. All Dining Services workers will be wearing masks and will receive daily health screenings before admittance to work.

Other changes to the dining halls include

  • Reduced seating to allow sufficient space at each table and between individuals
  • Increased serving hours to limit capacity
  • Disposable straws, plasticware, and condiment packets
  • Removal of common touch points such as microwaves, toasters, and soda fountains

If you have additional questions about COVID-19 campus procedures regarding dining halls or meals, visit the Coronavirus Response FAQs or call the PCC Cares Helpline at 1 (800) 722-3573.