Food service on the UTC campus is undergoing several changes, including new restaurants, new facilities and new choices in meal plans.
“A strong food service operation is a vital part of any campus community,” says Dr. Richard L. Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Information Technology. “UTC is no exception and we strive to offer our students, faculty and staff the absolute best dining experience on-campus.”
Among the changes are:
- A Panda Express and a Steak ‘n Shake will be added to the Scrappy’s Food Court in the University Center. Scrappy’s Mug will be renovated and become a Provisions on Demand (POD) Market with Starbucks replacing the existing Java City. The project will be complete by the start of the Fall 2017.
- Crossroads, the all-you-can eat dining location, will undergo a complete renovation, including additional seating both inside and out. Along with Crossroads’ current offerings, new choices will include a produce market, a sandwich shop, a Mongolian grill, breakfast, pizza and a bakery. The project is set to begin in Summer 2018 and be finished by the start of Fall 2018.
- The new West Campus Housing will open in Fall 2018 with several new dining options, including an Einstein Bros. Bagels and a POD Market. Dippers, which features a variety of Southern fried and grilled chicken options also will be in the residence hall.
- Beginning in the Fall 2018, freshman students living on-campus will have four flexible meal plans from which to choose, including enhanced Mocs Bucks, exchange meals and guest meals. Sophomore students living on-campus will be able to choose any freshman plan or a more flexible plan exclusively with Mocs Bucks.
- Also beginning in the Fall 2018, junior and senior students living on-campus will no longer be required to purchase a mandatory meal plan. Flexible voluntary plans, as well as the mandatory plans available to freshman and sophomores, will be open to these students if they choose.