The arrival of Dunkin' Donuts has created a lot of buzz on campus, and students have flocked to the eatery in large numbers. More and more, we see students carrying Dunkin' Donuts cups and bags as they enter the library, their respective classes and even the cafeteria. Dunkin' Donuts is definitely the hot place to eat on campus right now.
The University has opened the Dunkin' Donuts on campus 24/5, but this has adversely affected the hours of the commuter cafeteria. They have been shortened, to the dismay of many students.
Initially, this does not seem to be a major problem, but what will happen after the excitement for Dunkin' dies down?
What happens when students want a late-night snack and are sick and tired of the food and drinks served at Dunkin'?
Because the hours have been shortened for the commuter caf, there is not really much that can be done, students will have to eat at Dunkin' or try to seek a meal off campus, which means that they will have to walk in search of an open eatery or call and wait for delivery.
As busy college students we like convenience; we want to be able to grab and go. During midterms, students are staying up later and later to study and are searching for a late snack.
Often when students want to take a break from their busy schedules, they seek something to eat. Now due to the hour change, the only place open on campus to grab a bite to eat is Dunkin' Donuts.
Although we think that Dunkin' Donuts being open 24/5 is great, we also strongly believe that the hours for the commuter cafeteria need to stay the same. Students do not want to eat Dunkin' Donuts at night every time they are hungry; we want variety.
Doughnuts, coffee and other snacks are not the only things we want at night.
As we continue on in the semester, we urge the university to consider bringing back the longer hours for the commuter cafeteria.