The college intends to distribute meal packs to students from when they arrive on campus for move-in until they receive their COVID-19 test results and are released from mandatory quarantine, according to a college official.
Christie Anglade, director of Housing and Residential Education, wrote in an email to The Beacon that students can also choose to opt-out of the college’s meal delivery and prepare food in their suite. The college does not anticipate there being a restriction on the opt-out choice for students, Anglade said.
Students will pick up their initial meal pack on the day they arrive at the same move-in table where they get their room keys. Meals will also be delivered to students’ suites the following day as students must remain in their room and suites until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result.
The college will be sending students more information regarding opt-outs and adjusting for dietary restrictions in the coming weeks, Anglade wrote. For students with more severe restrictions, the dining center may reach out individually.
Anglade wrote that students are also encouraged to bring snacks with them upon moving in to supplement the meals. The meals will be prepared by the dining center and are intended to cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner for students while they are confined to their rooms or suites.
If there is a backlog or delay in receiving test results, Anglade said the college will continue to provide meals to students in quarantine.
Update 8/6/20: This story was updated to include new information about opting out of the college’s meal delivery.