As a result of a Presidential Task Force and SUB finding on analysis of students' experiences, a number of different dining options will debut around campus this fall.
Pulkit Vigg, resident district manager of Elon Dining, said this wasn't founded on anyone's personal opinion and that “it is based on feedback and data that we have collected throughout the year.”
The biggest desire among students was to have after-hours dining options in each of the neighborhoods on campus. "Late night," which runs 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., will now be offered at Lakeside on Thursdays, Tap House on Fridays and McEwen on Saturdays.
Vigg hopes that students will appreciate the consolidation of events to help benefit everyone on campus.
“We were doing late-night events and they were doing late-night events. So at the end of it, we decided, 'Why do two separate events and confuse everyone? Why don’t we do it together?'” Vigg said.
Additionally, Varsity Sports Grill now serves grass-fed burgers and milkshakes. It will now be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night. This will provide an alternative late study spot for students, as opposed to the popular Acorn Coffee Shop, which now closes at 8 p.m.
Other changes include a brunch option available for students at Colonnades on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m. This will provide additional location choices for people not in the Global Neighborhood.
Colton Cadarette, sophomore creative design, marketing and communications chair of SUB, thinks the new changes will be beneficial for the Elon Community.
“We saw it as an opportunity to partner with the school and some other organizations here at Elon to create those environments, while also having a diverse range of events that welcome students from all different parts of the world and all different beliefs, interests and backgrounds," Cadarette said.
Here is an interactive map with the updated hours: