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Food Service    
The University Food Service provides a varied lacto-vegetarian menu planned to satisfy a wide variety of tastes, with one of the few university kitchens in the country that prepares most dishes from fresh, organic ingredients. Some of the fresh organic produce is grown on campus and nearby in Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture‚Ą† gardens and greenhouses.
 
The USDA (United States Department of Agrigulture) provides a helpful food guide on how to choose a proper balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates for healthier living.
 
All students living on campus are required to take the full meal plan. Please note that state fire regulations and university policy prohibit cooking in residence hall rooms. For details on what appliances are permitted in residence halls, please see Fire Safety Procedures.
 
Community kitchens are available in Hildenbrand Hall, Frat 107, and Hi-Rise 141 for residents of those buildings. Arrangements to use the kitchens should be made with the Residence Hall Director of the residence hall. Also there is a trailer in Utopia Park available for students who wish to cook there.
 
Meals are served during the times posted below at the main University dining hall for all students, staff, and faculty. To enter the dining hall, please show your meal card to the door checker.
 
Monday – Saturday Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Monday – Saturday Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Daily Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
 
All diners are requested to leave the dining hall 30 minutes after the closing times listed above.
    
Suggestions
The Food Service staff is dedicated to fulfilling the desires of the entire community. Suggestions for improvements are always welcome. If you have a suggestion or compliment, please submit it to the door checker when you exit or submit your suggestions online. Please fully complete the suggestion slip, including your name and address, so we can give you a prompt response.
    
Dining policies
  • University ID Cards: All students receive a University ID Card at registration. Students on a meal plan receive an appropriate meal plan sticker on this card. Please show your ID card to the person door checking when you enter the dining hall. (Lost cards can be replaced at the Enrollment Center for a fee.) Everyone who wishes to dine in Annapurna is required to have a proper badge or meal pass, or pay at the door. Students who forget their badge will be required to submit payment for the meal, which will be placed in an envelope with their name on it. If they bring their valid badge the next day, they can receive their payment back.
  • Meal Passes: 10, 20, or 30 meals are available at the MUM Bookstore. Children under six are admitted for half price.
  • Food carry-out: Available by purchasing carry-out containers from the door-checker. No other food containers are allowed inside the serving area.
  • Friends Who Are Ill: If a friend is ill, you must present his or her badge and ask for food containers to take food out.
  • Tableware: Glasses, plates, silverware, and cups, as well as salt and pepper shakers, should never be taken from the dining room.
  • Kitchen Area: Only on-duty Food Service personnel are allowed in the kitchen area at any time. Please ask the door checker if you need to see someone in the kitchen area.
    
Dress for the Dining Hall
  • Neat, dignified, and modest clothing appropriate to the occasion is encouraged at all times.
  • Torn, stained, and sloppy clothing are not appropriate.
  • T-shirts and shorts other than short shorts may be worn in the dining hall.
  • Shoes are required for protective reasons.
  • Students from other cultures and traditions are welcome to wear traditional dress provided the appearance is neat and modest.
    
Vishwa Shanti Café
The Café is located in the Argiro Student Center to the right of the lobby and is open for study, meetings, and relaxing with friends. The Café serves drinks and food. For hours, see http://www.mum.edu/cafe.
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