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With Union prodding, C-Store hours expanded

Published: December 9, 2011
Section: News

Senator of the Class of 2014 Ricky Rosen successfully negotiated with Dining Services to test a pilot expansion of the C-Store hours, extending Saturday night from midnight to 2 a.m., and the university announced that the opening was successful and would now become part of the convenience store’s permanent hours next semester.

For the last few Saturdays, the C-Store tried the program and found it to be profitable and beneficial. So now students will be able to buy things from the convenience store in Usdan for two additional hours on the weekends—a time when no other campus food outlet is open.

Rosen reached out to Dining Services because he felt students would appreciate expanded hours in what is, after all, a convenience store. And especially given the fact that, on Saturdays, there is no other way to use a meal or campus meal points at that time.

In another effort by the Student Union, the student government has reached out to the office of the dean of arts and sciences and there will be expanded study spaces during finals period. Olin-Sang and even parts of the Hassenfeld Conference Center, like the Lurias and Levine-Ross, will be open during the finals period until 6 a.m.

The Division of Administration under Senior Vice President Mark Collins and the Office of Conference and Events Services, of which Angela Garger is director, were also involved in securing the facilities and buildings at these special times of night allowing for more study spaces.