As students return to campus this week, dining services is answering the call for a light-fare option on weeknights with the Squirrels Nest.
Starting Monday night, the new lounge will open in the Ham & Jam Pub inside Pannill Student Center. Coffee, snacks, and other light fare will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday throughout the semester. The new coffeehouse service is a non-board feature; dining dollars and cash will be accepted.
Director of Dining Services Tracy Hiner said the effort is in direct response to student demand.
“We polled a lot of students,” Hiner said. “Before, we were trying to accommodate students on the weekends. But then we realized that the few who are here on the weekends would rather [find a coffeehouse] off campus.”