You know, eating

Things are going to work a little different for on-campus dining this year. A round-up of the changes, straight from Housing & Dining, follows.

  • Ferris Booth and JJ’s Place are now dining halls. This means they take meal swipes and operate in the same manner as John Jay Dining Hall did.
  • But don’t worry, Ferris Booth and JJ’s Place aren’t turning buffet-style like John Jay; food there will be made-to-order.
  • Ferris Booth will still have the same pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches as before, and the stir fry place will serve omelets for breakfast, hot wraps for lunch, and stir fry or curries for dinner. There will be a new soup station and an area that has cereals and bagels, but Ferris is doing away with packaged items and bottled beverages.
  • JJ’s Place will still serve the same food as well, and they are also adding more breakfast items.
  • Lots of changes are coming to Hewitt, all stemming from meetings with various campus groups:
    • They are doing away with cookies and cakes at lunch and replacing them with seasonal fruit.
    • There will now be “Meatless Mondays.”
    • The Home Station will now offer two entrees, one of which will always be vegetarian.
    • There is a “nut fridge” coming next week–basically a countertop cooler, which, according to Barnard Dining Director of Operations, will feature “much healthier version of peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter” as well as other nuts.
  • Catering for student groups is available from JJ’s Place.
  • John Jay has a new, as Dining Director Victoria Dunn puts it, “themed cook to order” salad station. Students can create their own salad and have a sautéed meat top it.
  • Cafe 212 now serves pasta made to order, just like Ferris.
  • There are a lot more chairs in Ferris. A lot.

  • Dining has added over 60 more chairs to the 3rd and 4th floors of Ferris. The 4th floor will turn into a dining hall during peak lunch and dinner times, but it will be a student lounge during other hours.
  • New decor has also been added to JJ’s Place, including a foosball table.
  • Snack, ice cream, and beverage vending machines have been added in front of JJ’s Place.

With these changes also come changes to the actual operational hours of the halls:

John Jay

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:00am to 1:30pm for brunch, 5:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner.
  • Sunday: 10:00am to 1:30pm for brunch, and 5:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner.
  • Closed Friday and Saturday.

Ferris Booth

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 8:00pm.
  • Saturday: 10:00am to 1:30pm for brunch and 5:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner.
  • Closed Sunday.

JJ’s Place

  • Sunday – Thursday: 8:00pm – 1:00am.
  • Closed Friday and Saturday.