Students returning to campus for the spring semester will notice a few changes to their dining options, including expanded hours at McClurg Dining Hall and Cravens.

This information is current as of 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2021.

Meal plan options (McClurg, cravens, the pub)

McClurg Dining Hall, Cravens Hall, and Tiger Bay Pub all will be part of the spring meal plan and are ready to serve students on the plan. 

McClurg will be open for continuous service from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. (Last fall, McClurg closed between scheduled meal times. Students will now have more flexibility to eat when it’s most convenient.) Additional stations will be available, with choices from vegan, the garden bar, two home-style stations, deli and sandwiches, short-order and grill, the SUM station, and desserts and ice creams. 

Cravens also will be open for continuous service on most days. Cravens hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday dinner 5 to 8 p.m. (Closed on Saturday.)

Tiger Bay Pub will be open continuously Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the meal plan. The Pub’s menu has been expanded and this spring will include salads and additional vegan options. (Omelets are still available!) The Pub will also have late-night hours that are not part of the meal plan; this is contingent on having available staff. 

All three locations will offer a choice of dine-in or take-out. To-go options at McClurg and Cravens will again use sustainable, reusable containers through the Green Box program

Reminder: The seating arrangements in McClurg and Cravens have been set up using the CDC's COVID-19 recommendations to provide students a safe place to dine. Please do not move the tables and chairs and ignore the required six-foot social distance; this puts yourself and others at risk. We all want to socialize, but we must respect the arrangement of tables and chairs in order to continue to have meals together in the dining halls 

Of course, support and provisions for those with dietary restrictions and allergies will continue to be available.  (Register your needs with Student Accessibility Services; Sewanee Dining will coordinate with SAS to offer support.) And Sewanee Dining will continue to provide meals to students who are in University isolation or quarantine locations.

Look for upcoming announcements about pop-up dining locations and food trucks on campus.

Additional options not part of the meal plan

Other options on campus for meals or snacks (not part of the meal plan) include:

  • Stirling’s Coffee House. Order through the Toast app or by phone (931.598.1786); no indoor dining at this time. Normal semester hours.
  • Cup and Gown. Walk-up or call (931.598.1212) to order. Normal semester hours.
  • Tiger Bay Pub, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. 

Remember: Students receive $150 in “flex dollars” each semester, which can be used at Stirling’s, Cup and Gown, and the Pub (after 8 p.m.), as well as at Green’s View Grill and in the Sewanee Village.

Safety 

The Sewanee Dining team has continued enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of food preparation and serving areas in dining locations, handwashing, and use of masks and gloves to follow Tennessee and CDC guidelines. 

Remember to do your part:

  • Follow the 3W’s in all dining locations, just as you do elsewhere on campus. Wear your mask, wash your hands, watch your distance.
  • Follow any entry/exit and directional signage while moving through the dining location.
  • Use hand sanitizing and/or handwashing stations at the entrance of each dining location.
Challenges

This is still a difficult time in the course of the pandemic. Sewanee’s testing and quarantine protocols—for students and employees—proved in the fall to be very effective in creating a safe environment for offering meal service to students. We expect that to continue for the spring semester.

Take-out options allow students to socialize (safely, outdoors) over meals with friends. We know there will be days this winter when the weather will make that difficult. But there also will be chilly, sunny days—make the most of those!

It is possible that testing and quarantine requirements occasionally will take Dining staff members away from their jobs for periods of time. If that happens, the number of stations or variety of meal options might be temporarily reduced. Sewanee Dining will always strive to offer as many delicious and nourishing choices as possible.