Eickhoff Dining Hall redesign complete; bookstore gets a new look

Eickhoff Dining Hall redesign complete; bookstore gets a new look
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Photo (c) Tom O’Dell ’12

The second phase of renovations to Eickhoff Dining Hall was completed over the summer, with the biggest change being the addition of nine food stations offering everything from pizza and pasta to salads to freshly prepared sandwiches and  vegetarian cuisine. Each station has a campus namesake—for instance, Roscoe’s Tacos, named for TCNJ’s mascot, and Ceva Pizza & Pasta, named after one of the campus lakes. There is also a “My Zone” area that caters to specific dietary needs such as celiac disease and food allergies.

The evolution of Eickhoff, TCNJ’s main dining hall, began in July 2008 and was sparked by a need to improve the residential experience for the students and a desire to have dining as the center point of the residential experience. Besides adding new culinary offerings, the second phase of renovations included painting the walls blue and gold, adding new tables and padded booths, and installing flat screen TVs around the dining hall.

News of the renovation, along with a before and after slide show of the changes that took place, were posted on the Web site of the National Association of College and University Food Services. Click here to view the site.

Students returning to campus this fall were also greeted by a redesigned bookstore in Brower Student Center. Changes to the store were more than just cosmetic, though. The more modern looking store now sells “fair labor” t-shirts and hoodies made by Alta Garcia, a company that does not use sweatshop labor to produce its clothing line.

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