Fall (2016) Dining Updates

We are excited to share several changes to our hours of service starting this weekend, September 24th.

We have added more breakfast, brunch, and dinner buffet options on the weekends:

  • Harris Buffet will now be open for full brunch from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner from 5–8 p.m.
  • Continental Breakfast has been added for Western Dining Commons and Garden Dining Commons from 9–10:30 a.m. This will feature a fruit and yogurt bar, pastries, muffins, bagels, cereal bar, and beverages.
  • Western and Garden buffets now open at 10:30 a.m. with the full brunch menu
  • Miami Traditions at Armstrong Student Center will be open on the weekends from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Buffet dinner price will be reduced from $12.95 to $9.95 to match the lunch price.

To ensure staffing levels to accommodate these changes, there will be a reduction of hours at a few locations. Starbucks at Maplestreet Station will remain open with all other venues at Maplestreet Station closed on the weekends. In addition, Tea Hive and La Mia Cucina will no longer be open on the weekends.

We have also expanded continuous dining in several buffet locations including Bell Tower, Western Dining Commons, Garden Dining Commons, and Martin.  This means buffets have options for students looking to eat between 3–5 p.m., a time that buffets have historically been closed. During this time we will offer pizza, the soup of the day, salad and fruit bar, and a hot item. For a list of current hours and which locations offer continuous dining visit our Hours page.

In addition to changes in hours, we are moving forward with other initiatives to enhance your dining experience. First, we have created a Dining Committee with representatives from Dining Services, as well as student representatives from Associated Student Government, Residence Hall Association, and other students. This group will meet monthly beginning next week.

Second, we still have many student positions available in Dining Services. These positions offer flexible hours based around student schedules, locations close to residence halls, and opportunities for advancement and management experience. A bonus program is now in effect that will allow students to earn approximately a $1.00 or more per hour depending on the total hours worked in the semester.  Miami University does limit student workers to no more than 22 hours per week.  We encourage you to look into employment opportunities, especially at Garden Commons and Western Dining Commons.

Check out our full Hours of Operation here

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