Allow meal cards to be used all day, not just during set times

Dear editor:

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, I went to eat lunch at Noyer Dining Hall. It was about and I decided to get a Sara Lee Sandwich. The Sara Lee Sandwich place is the only thing open around 3:00 p.m. Since there were about 10 people ahead of me, and there were only two people working, it took them about 30 minutes to get to my order.

Lunch ends everyday at 3:30 p.m. By the time the workers made my sandwich it was past 3:30 p.m. At that time lunch was considered dinner. I felt that this was unfair to me because when I entered Noyer it was still lunch hours. Since my lunch was swiped on my card as dinner, by the time I actually had dinner I had to use money in my dining plus account. This made me upset because I don't really have a lot of money in my dining plus account, and I wasted lunch money as well.

I think that the situation should have been handled differently. A student should be able to their meal card any time of the day, and it not be considered breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So if a student has three meals each day, they should be able to have three lunches if they want. Or, there should be a (reasonable) set time for two different meals. For example, between 11:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., a student should be able to choose if they want lunch or dinner. This allows students like me to not have to resort to their dining-plus accounts.

Laura Howell



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