2018-2019 Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Student Handbook

Dining Services


Food services are directed by Bon Appetit Management Company at two locations: the Corner Cafe and The Hive snack bar/Common Grounds Coffee Shop (located on the first floor of the Allen Family Student Center).

Meal Plans

All students living on campus at LeTourneau University are provided a meal plan as part of “room and board” costs. Students have until the second Friday of the semester to make changes to their meal plan each semester. Changes can be made through the housing application, or in the Office of Student Life. For more information see: Residency, Housing, & Dining .

“Full” - 19 Meals per Week + $35 Flex Money

19 meals per week and $35 flex money per semester for use at The Corner Cafe, The Hive, or Common Grounds.

“Flex 15” - 15 Meals per Week + $150 Flex Money

15 meals per week and $150 flex money per semester for use at The Corner Cafe, The Hive, or Common Ground.

“Flex 10” - 10 Meals per Week + $400 Flex Money

10 meals per week and $400 flex money per semester for use at The Corner Cafe, The Hive, or Common Grounds

“Block” - 100 Meals + $350 Flex Money

100 meals per semester and $350 flex money per semester for use at The Corner Cafe, The Hive or Common Ground. Please note that this plan is available only to juniors and seniors.

“Reduced” - 7 Meals per Week + $50 Flex Money

Residents of the Village Apartments, the Quads, the Societies, and Student Teachers may choose to enroll in the Reduced meal plan, which provides 7 meals per week in the dining hall and $50 flex money per semester for use at The Corner Cafe, The Hive, or Common Grounds. This meal plan will be billed at $300 less than the other meal plans.

Dining Options and Times

The Corner Cafe

The Corner Cafe dining hall offers an “All You Care to Eat” format, which allows students to choose from multiple selections for each meal. Stations are set up throughout the serving area, including pizza/pasta, stir fry, casserole, grill, chef’s station, deli, soup, salad bar, and dessert. Students who have classes during the designated lunch hour can pick up a box lunch on the go. To do so, students must show their university schedules to one of the dining hall managers, who must approve the plan. Once approved, the student’s name will be placed on a list, enabling him or her to pick up a to-go lunch from the Hive for the date(s) with conflict.

Hours of Operation
  Mon/Wed/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Saturday Sunday
BREAKFAST 7:30 - 9:30 am 7:30 - 9:30 am
Brunch
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
8:00 - 9:15 am
LUNCH 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 10:50 am - 1:30 pm 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DINNER 4:45 - 7:00 pm 4:45 - 7:00 pm 4:45 - 6:00 pm -

No meals are served during Spring Break or Christmas holidays, and students can expect reduced hours during other holidays; those hours will typically be posted about a week in advance. Students may enter the cafeteria only once per meal period, but they may consume all they care to eat. No food may be taken from Corner Cafe other than one piece of fruit or small snack.

Students must bring their valid LeTourneau University student ID card every time they wish to enter the cafeteria or use their meal plan at the Hive/Common Grounds. If the card is lost, new ID cards are issued in the Office of Student Life, and the meal plan information will be transferred to the new ID card.

Cash prices for meals in the Corner Cafe:

Meal Cost
BREAKFAST $6.24 + .51 tax = $6.75
LUNCH / BRUNCH $7.39 + .61 tax = $8.00
DINNER / SUNDAY LUNCH $7.39 + .61 tax = $8.00
CHILDREN (Ages 12 and under) $4.62 + .38 tax = $5.00
Commuter Meal Plans and Conversion Rates

The costs for other meal plans, and an explanation of “Flex Money” and “Munch Money” are detailed in the Bon Appetit dining brochure available here.

Special Diets and Health Concerns

Students requiring a special diet must present their request to be removed from the meal plan to Bon Appetit.  A doctor’s request and specific menu may be required. Bon Appetit will do everything reasonably possible to accommodate those needs, and Student Life can assist as liaisons in the process. Students who are ill and not able to go to the dining hall may arrange for a “sick tray” through Health Services.

Also see: Residency, Housing, & Dining  

Miscellaneous Policies

No beverage glasses, cups, utensils, plates, salt and pepper shakers, or other serving items may be removed from the dining hall. Students are responsible for returning any sick trays obtained when they are unable to go to the dining hall. A roommate or RA may need to assist with this service. Students having any questions about any of the above, or anything else concerning Food Services, are encouraged to contact the Food Service Director at 903-233-3661.

The Hive & Common Grounds (in AFSC)

For students in a rush, Bon Appetit offers the option to select a conversion meal, which allows the student to grab a quick combo meal at The Hive) in lieu of a meal at the dining hall. Conversion meals are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but a student cannot eat at the dining hall and The Hive for the same meal.

Hours of Operation
MEAL TIME SERVICE AREAS AVAILABLE
M-F Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go (breakfast and lunch items)
M W F Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Taqueria, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream
Tu Th Lunch 10:50 am - 3:00 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Taqueria, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream
M-F Midday 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream
M-F Evening 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Coffee, Beverages, Pastries, Grab-n-Go, Grill, Pizza and Ice Cream