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Must students maintain physical-distancing standards in the dining centers?

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We encourage outdoor dining (especially for groups and small or large events) throughout the summer and early fall. As of June 1, 2021, indoor dining returns to pre-pandemic capacity and, as such, requires everyone, particularly those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, to use good judgement when it comes to their proximity to others while eating in any setting.

Last update: Friday, May 28, 2021 - 1:11pm

In the dining centers, how often will commonly touched surfaces (e.g., tables, chairs, water/soda fountains) be cleaned?

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High-contact surfaces will be cleaned every 30 minutes. Current public health guidance requires tables and chairs to be thoroughly cleaned between each seating. No self-service will be allowed. The university cleaning standards will apply to all other aspects of the dining operations. 

Last update: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 - 4:21pm

Which dining plans can I choose from? 

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First-year students are automatically placed on the Premium Plan. Second-year students in university housing without an approved kitchen must select from the 160- or 220-meals per semester or the Premium Plan. We encourage all other students to enroll in the plan of their choice before returning to campus. 

Last update: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 - 2:28pm

What is Late Night Dining? 

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Late night dining resumed as a pilot program on Friday, September 18 at Carmichael Dining Center and Commons Marketplace. You are able to visit the location and walk through to select your items, which the staff packages for you for takeout. Access to Carmichael is meal swipe only; students can use a meal swipe, JumboCash, or credit card at Commons Marketplace.

Last update: Monday, Sep 21, 2020 - 9:57am

I have food allergies. Will I still be accommodated? 

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The gluten-free pantry and food free of the nine most common allergens will be prepared and served at each meal period from the ALL 9 FREE platform in Dewick-MacPhie. Students with specific dietary needs may be eligible for accommodation and should contact the StAAR Center for more information. The Tufts Dining dietitian is available for more specific information and can be reached at kelly.shaw@tufts.edu.

If you have been approved for reasonable accommodations by Student Accessibility Services in prior semesters, you do not need to reapply. (Please note that, with the former Academic Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services is now part of the StAAR Center.) Tufts will strive to continue your existing accommodations, though some changes and modifications may be necessary.

If you have a newly diagnosed condition, or are new to Tufts and require reasonable accommodation due to food allergies, please contact the StAAR Center for an accommodation. The Tufts Dining dietitian is available for consultation and can provide additional information about the dining program. 

Last update: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 - 4:20pm

These FAQs are subject to change. Please check back here for the latest guidance. If you do not  find the information you are looking for, please send an email to COVID19@tufts.edu.