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Lower numbers at Kitt than expected

Emily Timmerman

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Kittredge Dining Hall has seen lower numbers at both lunch and dinner than Dining Services originally anticipated after opening this fall.

While this has caused concern amongst the student body that the trend could result in Kittredge closing for dinner, Director of Campus Dining Services Chuck Wagers confirmed that there is currently no discussion regarding closure.

According to data compiled over the first three weeks of classes, an average of 208 patrons ate lunch at Kittredge, and 149 ate dinner.

Wagers explained that the lower dinner attendance at Kittredge compared to lunch attendance was expected because Lowry remains open an hour later than Kittredge each night.

“Kittredge Dining Hall was opened this Fall as a convenience to students and to help alleviate some of the overcrowding in Lowry Center dining hall during peak times,” explained Wagers. It was a student-motivated change to extend to dinner hours, and it has now become a student- motivated focus to maintain those hours. Student organizations, such as Greenhouse, are looking to find ways to encourage more people to take advantage of meal options at Kittredge.

To further encourage attendance, Dining Services is in the process of reviewing the menu to improve offerings to specifically utilize seasonal local produce currently available. If students have suggestions or requests for meal and menu options available in Kittredge, they are encouraged to submit these in writing to the suggestion box located in the lobby.

Kittredge Dinning hall is opened Monday through Friday from 11-1 p.m. for lunch, and 5-7 p.m. for dinner. They offer local vegetarian and vegan options at both meals.

 

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