University requires meal plan for commuters


Loyola has just announced that it will require commuters between the ages of 18 and 22 to purchase a dining membership with Uptown Campus Dining. According to an email sent out this afternoon from Amy Boyle, director of residential life, the dining membership will require students to purchase a plan totaling a minimum of $500 Wolfbucks.

Though it is unclear whose decision this was, the email states that this is being implemented in accordance with a study that shows that students who spend more time on campus ultimately do better academically.

The email reads that, “The $500 level is anticipated to cover on-campus meals between classes, plus snacks and beverages throughout the semester.”

This requirement for next semester is the dining hall’s second phase in remodeling the on-campus dining plan. The first phase was completed in the Spring of 2014 with the remodeling of the Danna Center, which introduced options including the Original Burger Company, Subway and Slice Pizza.