dining hall

UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - 7:25pm

UNT will have its first stand-alone dining hall on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue A by 2020, with construction set to begin in August 2018. The plans were revealed at a UNT Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

The approximately 36,000 square foot dining facility will be able to hold 700 people, as well as have a 2,700 square foot retail dining concept. The dining hall will aim to provide a modern dining experience and increase the accessibility of freshly prepared foods.

The new dining hall is set to replace the existing Kerr Hall dining facility.

The vice chancellor for facilities planning...

Vegetarian focus group holds first meeting of semester

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 - 1:35am

By Audrey Browning

A lack of vegetarian and vegan menu items on campus brought roughly 30 students to the first monthly Vegetarian Focus Group meeting of the semester Wednesday. 

The Division of Housing and Food Service hosted the focus group meeting to collect data from students. Rene Rodriguez, Director of Food Service, said these meetings are always about educating ­­— be it about University issues, health tips or for students themselves to educate the division’s staff. 

Rodriguez said UT was rated in the top 20 vegetarian schools for the past three years, but it was not even...