Meals To-Go

Our reusable Eco-Box containers are: sustainable, convenient, eco-friendly, 100% BPA-free polypropylene, commercial dishwasher safe, and microwave safe for reheating.

When getting food at a Dining Hall there are two options:

  1. Meal-to-Go: This means you will be filling up the appropriate containers that you receive from the cashier and leaving the Dining Hall.
    • You may not eat while you are in the Dining Hall.
    • You may not use your own containers that you bring in.
  2. Eating in the Dining Hall: This means you are eating all you care to eat and drink with only the plates and cups provided throughout the Dining Hall.
    • You will not be able to use any to-go containers.


Free Eco-Club Membership for Residence Hall Meal Plan holders

Students with Residence Hall Meal Plans (Banana Slug, Gold, or Blue) are automatically part of the Eco-Club. With an Eco-Club Membership, you can borrow a sustainable, reusable Eco-Box to take a meal to go. In 2022-23, we’re waiving the usual $10 annual membership fee. As long as you return the Eco-Box, you won’t be charged for participating in the program. Lost Eco-Boxes incur a $10 replacement fee charged to your student account. Due to the way box credits are tracked, a Residence Hall Meal Plan is required in order to participate in the Eco-Club.

How to use your Eco-Club Membership:

  • Ask the dining hall cashier to lend you an Eco-Box for a meal to-go. (limitations may apply, see below)
  • After you eat, wipe the Eco-Box clean using a napkin. Food scraps and napkins can be discarded into a compost bin. We’ll deep clean the Eco-Box after you return it.
  • The next time you visit a dining hall, return the Eco-Box to the cashier. You can return the container to the dining hall that issued it, or another dining hall.
  • If you’re ready to eat again, the cashier will let you borrow a new, clean Eco-Box.
  • If you simply want to return the Eco-Box without taking another meal to-go, the cashier will credit your ID so you’ll be all set the next time you want to borrow an Eco-Box.
  • Lost or unreturned Eco-Boxes incur a $10 replacement fee.

Meal To-Go Limitations

Residence Hall Meal Plan holders are able to take 1 Meal To-Go per meal period. There are four daily meal periods: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. 


Compostable Serviceware

We offer compostable containers and utensils for a meal to-go. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we’re waiving the usual 50 cent fee for compostable to-go ware. These non-reusable containers are intended for one time use.

For food safety reasons, we cannot allow our customers to use their own containers to take a meal to-go. Only the provided compostable serviceware or a freshly-issued Eco-Box may be used.

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