IMPORTANT DCCE COVID-19 INFORMATION

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the need to focus efforts on our core mission of providing dining support to the Bates community, Dining and Commons will make the following changes to its operations:

  • Effective until further notice:
    •  Catering services are suspended.
    •  Grab ‘n Go at the Mays Center is closed.
  • Effective March 21, 2020, and until further notice, the Bobcat Den will be closed to faculty and staff and will open to feed students on a limited basis, beginning March 22, 2020. Moving forward, faculty and staff will need to provide their own meals while on campus.
  • Effective March 22, 2020, and until further notice, Commons will be closed.

Meals: Schedule/Location

  • March 18 through March 21
    • Commons- Students Only
      • Wednesday- Friday – Students Only
        • Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
        • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        • Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Saturday – Students Only
        • Continental: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
        • Brunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        • Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 18 through March 20
    • Bobcat Den- Faculty/Staff
      • 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • March 22 Until Further Notice
    • Continental Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Mays Center-Students Only
    • Hot Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Bobcat Den – Students Only
      • Students will be served in shifts based on residence hall:
        • Moody: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
        • Rzasa: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
        • Hopkins: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Hot Dinner: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Bobcat Den – Students Only
      • Students will be served in shifts based on residence hall:
        • Moody: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
        • Rzasa: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        • Hopkins: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Evening Snack – 5:00p – 8:00p – Available for pick-up outside the Bobcat Den- Students Only

Students who remain on campus through the end of the winter semester are expected to practice and abide by all public health guidelines in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.  Given this, effective Sunday, March 22, Dining will be operating a Grab and Go model and are discouraging students from dining in the Den. Additionally, no more than 10 diners will be allowed in the Den at one time.

We have set up an e-mail address to streamline communication. Should you need to contact Dining Services, please use the following address: diningfood@groups.bates.edu. We do not advise you to contact individual members of the DCCE team as they are only checking e-mail sporadically.