Adelphi students getting food in the newly renovated University Center while wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dear Adelphi Community,

On behalf of Dining Services and our dining services partner, Chartwells, welcome to the start of the 2021–2022 school year at Adelphi!

Here’s what you need to know with regard to dining and gathering on our Garden City campus:

  • Our beautiful, recently renovated Ruth S. Harley University Center (UC) is a hub of activity and the primary dining center at Adelphi. The vast UC Dining Hall on the lower level includes many options to provide you with delicious and nutritious dining options every day.
  • The full-service Starbucks in the UC offers coffee and light fare.
  • The Eatery at Post Hall will offer dinner and late-night menus.
  • The C-Store at Post Hall offers grab-and-go meals, beverages and snacks, along with an assortment of nonfood items.
  • Paws Café in the Nexus Building offers coffee and grab-and-go meals and bakery items.

Here are opening dates, offerings and hours for all dining locations on campus:

Ruth S. Harley University Center

The Market (opened Wednesday, August 25)
Grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, hot breakfast buffet, hot entrée station
(11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.), and Tu Taco (Monday–Friday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Weekend omelet station and specialty salad station
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Carved & Crafted (opened Wednesday, August 25)
Sandwiches and paninis, serving Boar’s Head products
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

500 Degrees (opened Wednesday, August 25)
Individual pizzas, calzones and rolls, baked pasta entrees
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Back Bar Grill (mobile ordering, opened Wednesday, August 25)
Grilled items, fresh meat and fish
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Innovation Kitchen (opened Wednesday, August 25)
Fresh salad bar
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Asian Fusion (opens Monday, August 30)
Freshly made sushi and hot buffet of Asian–inspired dishes
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Starbucks (on the first floor of the UC; fall hours as follows begin Friday, August 27)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (mobile ordering only)


Paws Café in Nexus (opens Monday, August 30)
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: CLOSED

Post Hall

The Eatery at Post Hall
Dinner: Monday–Thursday: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (begins Monday, August 30)
Late Night: Monday–Thursday: 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (begins Friday, August 27, mobile ordering only)
Weekend Dinner and Late Night: Friday–Sunday: 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (begins Friday, August 27, mobile ordering only)

The C-Store in Post Hall (opens Friday, August 27, mobile ordering only)
Monday–Friday: 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

See the Dining FAQs at the bottom of this email to see where you can find your favorite foods on campus.

Meeting and Gathering on Campus

As we prepare to begin the 2021–2022 academic year, we must continue to monitor and make adjustments as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic evolves, including the recent emergence and threat of the Delta variant.

Our University remains subject to New York state and Nassau County guidance for preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, which can change based on public health concerns. We are also adhering to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and utilizing best practices and recommendations developed by the New York state Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in collaboration with a public health consultant.

The following guidelines will remain in effect at Adelphi until further notice, at least through October 1, at which time our health and wellness leadership will reevaluate the situation.

  • All individuals must wear an acceptable face covering or mask while on campus. The only exceptions to this are:
    • When you are outdoors and socially distanced
    • In your residence hall room
    • When you are actively eating or drinking in approved locations, including outdoors, in lounges and as listed below. (Eating and drinking in classrooms and other learning spaces will not be permitted.)
  • Event plans must be adjusted to reduce capacity and promote additional distancing, especially in indoor venues where some attendees may not be fully vaccinated.
  • Indoor meetings should not exceed 50 people unless social distancing of six feet between individuals can be accomplished.
  • Indoor events in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) and the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the UC, and other on-campus venues should not exceed 50 percent of the venue’s capacity.
  • While catering, including coffee and tea, will be permitted, appropriate safety protocols will be in place in light of the ongoing pandemic. Please consult with Dining Services about whether your event can have boxed meals, buffet food with servers, or pre-plated meals. Hand sanitizers will be made available and masks will continue to be required unless guests are seated and eating.
  • Proof of vaccination, and/or a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior, will be required for attendance at all performance and athletic events expected to draw more than 50 people.
  • Universal masking will be required at outdoor events where distancing is not possible.

If you have questions or concerns about dining on campus, please reach out to Dining Services at or 516.877.3950.


Gene Palma
Vice President of University Wellness, Safety and Administration

Dining FAQs

Where can I get…?

Breakfast: UC Dining Hall and Starbucks

Burgers, Fries and Chicken Fingers: Back Bar Grill in the UC

Coffee: Starbucks and Paws Café

Gluten-Free Items: Gluten-free options are available at all dining locations on campus.

Halal options: All grilled chicken on campus is halal.

Healthy Meals and Snacks: Available at all dining locations on campus

Kosher Food: Pre-packaged kosher offerings are available at the Market in the UC, Paws Café in the Nexus Building, and the C-Store in Post Hall.

Late-Night Snacks and Meals: The Eatery at Post Hall

Lunch: UC Dining Hall, Paws Café in Nexus, Starbucks in the UC

Meat, Poultry and Fish: Back Bar Grill in the UC

Pizza: 500 Degrees in the UC

Vegan and/or Vegetarian Dining Options: Available at all dining locations on campus

Up-to-date dining information,
including locations, hours and menus,
can be found on the dining mobile app
and on the Dining Services website.

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