By Hannah Paton
Following a joint decision by The University, Bucknell Student Government (BSG) and Bucknell Dining Services, the 7th Street Café will no longer be opened 24 hours a day.
The café’s new hours are 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week.
After many semesters of discussion, the decision was made based on much student input and data indicating that few students utilize the 7th Street Café after 2 a.m. and before 7 a.m.
The University concluded that it made little financial sense to staff the café during these hours, and determined that cutting back the hours would allow them to re-distribute the funds in ways that would be able to meet the needs of more students.
One option fueled by the shift of funds was the extension of operational hours in the Bison. According to Associate Dean of Students Kari Conrad and General Manager of
Bucknell Dining John Cummins, the change was made in response to student input requesting more late night dining options and 24/7 gathering space.
The administration is very excited about the new dining options and welcomes student feedback.
“Late Night in the Bison and 24/7 hearth space is a direct response to student feedback and we are excited to give it a try. We will certainly look at how the semester progresses and make changes as needed,” Conrad and Cummins said on behalf of everyone involved.