By Jessica Baral
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
As you and your student prepare for their first year of college, you will feel a range of emotions, including excitement and nervousness. At GCU, we strive to ease your nervousness and provide your student with a grade-A quality campus experience. A large part of a great campus experience is campus eats, and GCU has much to offer in student dining.
GCU offers a wide selection of eateries in four locations on campus: the Student Union, Thunder Alley, Lopes Way and the GCU Arena. Students enjoy a different variety of food options from all over the country that are guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Eateries include Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Panda Express, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt and much more!
As a parent, you naturally wonder if there are healthy eating options on a college campus. GCU provides healthy food options in in their campus eateries, as well as alternative options for students with food allergies and limitations. One such option is Simple Servings, a new dining option that provides safe food choices for students with food allergies, gluten intolerance and more. They offer a variety of foods that are made without ingredients responsible for food-allergy reactions, including milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten.
GCU offers a variety of meal plans for students. For the 2017-18 academic year, meal plans come in the form of Canyon Dining Dollars, which can be spent in any on-campus eatery. Each plan distributes a certain amount of Dining Dollars per semester.
- Canyon $750 Dining Dollars (Exclusive to apartment residents or commuter students)
- Canyon $1,350 Dining Dollars (Minimum requirement for residence hall residents)
- Canyon $1,800 Dining Dollars
- Canyon $2,100 Dining Dollars
- Canyon $2,700 Dining Dollars
No parent should have to worry about their student’s meals and health at college. That is why GCU has endeavored to provide a wide selection of food options for students of all appetites and tastes. Let your mind rest at ease knowing that your student will be given the best eats that the country has to offer.
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