The University of Texas at Dallas is expanding its on-campus dining options, as well as instituting a meal exchange program for students.
Per a report from the university’s official website, the new dining locations and exchange program will take place in time for the fall semester. The new program will bring in four fast-food chains in a newly renovated student union dining hall, a new dine-in restaurant and ice cream shop.
University officials say that the renovations are part of an overall strategy to enhance the services available to our faculty, staff and students. To help realize this goal, each of the new retail venues will maintain its own cash register and checkout counter to increase efficiency.
Also in time for the fall semester, students with existing meal plans will be able to take advantage of a new Meal Exchange program that allows them to trade one dining hall meal swipe per day for a meal combo at the on-campus dining locations.
The university wants students to be able to take advantage of the new retail dining options, and integration with the existing meal plan structure seems to be an effective solution. University officials say that the meal exchange program will also help to offer more variety, value and flexibility for the university’s meal plan users.