Redifer Commons Dining to Close on Weekends Due to Staffing Shortages

Story posted October 13, 2021 in CommRadio, News by Kiley Hill

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Dining will temporarily close a number of its locations due to staffing shortages. With the modified hours, dining locations will still continue to provide some of the most popular foods among students.

The South Food District in Redifer Commons will now operate a Monday through Friday service starting Oct. 16. Students living in South Halls wanting All You Care To Eat lunch and dinner will now have to go to Pollock Dining Commons.

Some notable closures are Market North’s grill, Flipps in Findlay Commons, as well as In A Pickle and Fresco Y Caliente at Redifer Commons.

West Food District at Waring Commons and East Food District at Findlay Commons will continue with their normal hours.

These changes are only a temporary solution. Penn State is re-evaluating its current closures on a weekly basis while juggling current employees around to keep as many locations open as possible.

Students are also able to use the Penn State Eats mobile ordering app which offers contactless ordering at over two dozen locations across campus.

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