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Drake Dining FAQ's

Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 regarding Drake Dining Services.

Can we get meals delivered?

For those residential students who are isolated or quarantined on campus, meals will be delivered to your door at the designated residence hall or Drake owned real estate property.

How will food be served?

All food will be served by Drake Dining staff wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment.

Can I get my own beverages?

Yes. You will be able to fill your own beverage, but a staff member from Drake Dining will provide you a single-use cup. New cups will be provided for refills. No reusable cups will be allowed at any Drake Dining locations.

How will dining seating be arranged? 

Students will be able to sit in the designated areas in dining locations arranged to support social distancing.

Can I move a table to set with friends?

No. All tables will be set at least six feet apart to adhere to physical distancing policies. Tables will be set up to accommodate group sizes from 2-10 people.

Do I have to wear my mask inside Hubbell?

Yes. The only time you are permitted to not wear a mask is when seated and eating.

Can I bring my backpack inside Hubbell?

Yes. Backpacks are permitted in the dining hall.

May we take food to go?

Yes. To-go options will be available through the main dining hall. There will also be a to-go option available in the Lower Level of Hubbell Dining Hall.

Where will Grab and Go options be available?

Grab and Go dining options will be offered in Cowles Library and The C-Store.

Is dining at Hubbell still all you care to eat?

Yes. All dinnerware and silverware must be placed in the designated area after each use.

How is Drake Dining accommodating food allergies?

Simple Servings and My Zone will be offering items to accommodate students with food allergies.

Are Drake ID cards going to be touchless at dining locations?

Yes. Students will be able to swipe their own cards at the register in all dining locations.

What happens if the dining room is full?

If the dining room is full, you must wait until the number of diners is below the maximum capacity. Students have the option to utilize the to-go program if the dining hall is at capacity.

When will the Starbucks in Olmsted open?

The Starbucks in Olmsted will open on August 10.

What is Drake Dining doing to keep the dining hall clean and sanitized?

The dining hall will provide dining service at the top of each hour for 45-minute intervals. After 45-minutes, the dining hall will close for 15-minutes for cleaning and sanitizing. All employees will be screened before starting their shifts and proper PPE will be used by all staff members. Hubbell Dining Hall will have controlled access points for entering and exiting to maintain proper physical distancing.

Questions? Contact us with any COVID-19 questions.

Email: covid19@drake.edu