Barnard dining halls will be closed for summer 2021, but Barnard students can purchase a Columbia meal plan according to an email from Barnard’s VP for Operations.
Barnard dining halls will be closed this summer, and only retail operations will be open on Barnard’s campus, according to an email sent tonight by the College’s Vice President for Operations Roger Mosier. Meal plans will be available to Barnard students over the summer through Columbia Dining, and students who want access to the Columbia meal plan need to purchase it through Barnard’s Bursar’s office.
Students living in Barnard housing over the summer are responsible for their own quarantine/isolation meals to be ordered through a delivery service, like GrubHub. Mosier’s message says that the College will “ensure that all such students are afforded meals regardless of financial circumstances.”
Students on financial aid who are enrolling in summer classes or who are participating in the Summer Research Institute will receive financial assistance toward Columbia’s Meal Plan 2: an option that provides 14 meals per week. Financial aid will not cover the purchase of Dining Dollars or Flex.
The email is available in its entirety below.
Email sent from Vice President for Operations Roger Mosier to Barnard students on April 22 at 7:25 pm EST:
For summer of 2021, Barnard Dining Services will be limited to retail operations on the Barnard Campus. Meal plans will be available through Columbia University Dining Services. Details are as follows.
Barnard dining halls will not operate during the summer. Students wishing to purchase a summer meal plan may obtain a Columbia University Dining meal plan through Barnard’s Bursar’s office (links below). CU dining halls will operate beginning Wednesday, April 28. If any residential student needs assistance for the period of time between the end of the spring meal plan this week and the beginning of the CU meal plan next week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on CU dining plans is available on their website. Important links are as follows:
Barnard Retail Locations, Summer A and Summer B
Liz’s Place in the Diana Center will be open, beginning Monday, April 26th and will be open Mondays through Fridays, 8am – 2pm. Peet’s Coffee in the Milstein Center will be open 11am – 6pm. Both will be closed on weekends. Kosher and halal meals will be available at Liz’s Place, as well as boxed meals during Ramadan. In addition to credit/debit sales, Dining Dollars purchased through Columbia University will be accepted.
Barnard Retail Locations, Intersessions
During the intersessions between terms (4/24 – 5/2 and 6/19 – 6/27), Liz’s Place will be open for credit/debit sales beginning Monday, April 26th and open Mondays through Fridays from 11am – 6pm, and closed during weekends. Kosher and halal meals will be available, as well as boxed meals during Ramadan. Peet’s will be closed during intersessions.
Quarantine and Isolation Meals
Residential students in quarantine and isolation during the course of the summer will be responsible for arranging their own meals through meal delivery services such as GrubHub. More information will be provided to students about delivery logistics upon entering isolation or quarantine. Barnard will ensure that all such students are afforded meals regardless of financial circumstances. Students in quarantine should minimize the time spent in common areas, such as the kitchen, and therefore should order prepared meals rather than cook their meals.
Students on financial aid who are enrolled in classes or participating in the Summer Research Institute will receive financial assistance toward Columbia’s Meal Plan 2 (14 meals per week). Financial aid does not cover purchase of Dining Dollars or Flex. The financial assistance toward the Columbia University meal plan will be determined based on the student’s family contribution for Academic Year 2021.
Any questions regarding the above should be directed to email@example.com. Thank you.
Vice President for Operations
Diana Center via Flickr