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SWOSU Food Services and Covid-19: What you need to know


The beanery will be open as usual, but with limited seating.

We ask that you wear your mask in the Student Union and continue wearing it until you are seated with your food. Duke’s Diner

When you enter the Duke’s Diner you will notice some changes. You will be asked if you will be dining in or if you would like take out. The staff will be serving all food items to you. Please make them aware of what food choices you would like. If you are dining in, they will fill your plate for you and you will be allowed to fill your own drink. Condiments will also be available in prepackaged containers. Seating is limited, so please enjoy your food and then let us clean it for the next guests. If you choose take out, the staff will also fill the to go container for you. Your container will be placed in a to go sack with silverware and condiments, you will be given a to go cup for your drink. At that time, you can move to the salad bar to make your selections. The Salad Bar has changed in that we will only have prepacked items. You will have your choice of a green salad /spinach salad and then be able to select other items as well. We will rotate different choices each day. Desserts will also be prepacked and you can make that choice also. The Food Court/Grill


In the Food Court we have hung Plexiglass in many areas and ask that you practice social distancing.

Your food items will be placed in take-out containers and all condiments and silverware are prepackaged for you. You are allowed to sit and eat in the Student Union dining area, we just ask that you social distance yourself and no large groups. The Beanery

The Beanery has had Plexiglass installed at the counter area. We ask that you social distance yourselves when in the beanery and to be mindful of others waiting on their drinks. There is limited space for studying/sitting in the Beanery this fall, but we know some of you are ready for your coffee so we will be open as usual. Catering

Our catering has changed some in that we have to serve all food items to the guests. So, when considering an event, please communicate with us and we will work to make it a successful event for you. Grab n Go/ The Merc

The Grab N Go store has been converted into the temporary Alma Mater Merc. This will be great for SWOSU clothing shopping and bookstore needs, until the new location is renovated and ready.


An assortment of items like chips, breakfast bars, donuts, and other Grab N Go items are available through the grill area.

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