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December 12, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Opinion

Dining hall hours need to change

Over the course of my four years at Ithaca College, the dining hall hours have shifted to be more accommodating to students. The one change that has not yet happened, however, is the opening of the dining halls earlier on Sunday mornings. The earliest a student can get food on campus is 10:30 a.m. at the Campus Center Dining Hall; the next time a dining hall or retail location opens is noon. While I realize that college students are known for being late-risers, especially on the weekends, I find it increasingly frustrating that I cannot get food on campus any earlier than 10:30 a.m.

I do not think that I should need to buy groceries to supplement my meal plan merely because the dining halls assume that I sleep until noon. I understand that it takes extra funds to operate a dining hall for an extra hour or two, but having a continental breakfast, similar to that offered on Saturday mornings, would be greatly appreciated by students who would like to, or need to, start their Sunday mornings earlier than the majority of residents on campus.

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