Guide to Dining
Welcome to Capital University
Capital University dining services are managed by Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC. Here at Capital University we offer a program that meets the needs of today’s college student. Each year you will experience exciting changes, fresh menus, and new enhancements to your dining program. These changes are a result of the feedback and input of many students and staff members.
Dining Hall Information and Policies
Food Service Committee
The Food Service Committee, which is comprised of the Food Service Manager, Manager of Campus Operations, the Vice President for Student Services, and student representatives, welcomes your comments and suggestions concerning food service.
If you have any ideas about the Dining Hall or Meal Options, you may contact a committee member, drop a note in the suggestion box,email us a comment, or speak to the Food Service Director.
If you are interested in being a member of the committee contact the Food Service Director.
This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.
Special Dietary Needs
If you have special dietary needs, please consult with the Management Staff. All efforts will be made to meet your special needs.
Meals On The Go
If a required school activity prohibits you from attending a meal(s), we will pack a meal(s) for you. Please have your department head or coach request your needs at least 24 hours in advance with the Dining Manager. ID will be needed when an order is picked up.
Aladdin is proud to sponsor a trayless dining program at Capital University. Trayless dining reduces our environmental footprint. It decreases waste, conserves natural resources (namely, energy and water) and reduces the introduction of polluting detergents, rinses, and drying agents into the water table. Socially, trayless dining can provide education and awareness about environmental issues, while also potentially reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. It is an initiative that supports campus sustainability.
We understand that there is nothing more miserable than being ill and unable to make it to meals.
If you are too ill to attend class or come to the Dining Room, please contact the management team @ 614-236-6125. We will have a team member pack your order so a friend can pick up at Capital Court.
We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.
Going Green Eco Friendly To-Go
We will be offering our To-Go Meals in Eco-Friendly containers for $5. These will be available at the front register in Capital Court. Students will have the option of taking a To-Go Container for their meal on the go. When they return the container they will get a new clean container for their next meal. This will contribute to our sustainability and to the freedom of students leaving the dining hall.
Our team at Capital University is committed to protecting the environment. Below are a few of the ways we are working to build a better tomorrow.
- Food Waste Composting
- Recycling- paper, cardboard, metal, aluminum,
- Re-usable ToGo containers
- Compostable disposables
- Purchasing from local companies when possible.
ID Card Policy
You must present your ID card to the cashier each time you enter Capital Court. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of having a meal plan?
Dining Services provides on campus dining options for students, faculty, staff, and guests at Capital University. When it comes to meals, leave the shopping, cooking, and cleaning to us — you will have more time for studying and social activities!
What if I have a friend visit this weekend, can they eat in the Dining Hall?
Absolutely! You’ll need to use your Cap Bucks, Cash, Check or Credit to pay for their meal.
Why am I required to have a meal plan?
Residence halls on campus do not have kitchen facilities. Your microwave works well for popcorn, but it’s not sufficient to prepare well-balanced, nutritious meals. Having meals prepared for you allows you to focus on your education instead of trying to figure out what (or how!) to cook for dinner.
Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.
- Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall.
- Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
- To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds.
- After dining, please return dishes to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean.
- Please behave courteously at all times.
- You will not be granted credit for any meals missed.
- We ask you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.
Dining Hall personnel reserve the right to dismiss or suspend you from the dining area for inappropriate behavior.
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