Saturday Night Meal Swipes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Saturday Night Meal Swipes Pilot?

The Saturday Night Meal Swipes Pilot is an initiative from UChicago Dining to increase food options for students on Saturday nights. This pilot program came out of conversations with students and administrators across campus.

What is a Saturday Night Meal Swipe?

Saturday Night Meal Swipes will automatically be added to your meal plan at no additional cost if you are on the Unlimited, Phoenix, or Apartment meal plan or if you are resident staff. You can only use Saturday Night Meal Swipes on Saturdays in May in Hutchinson Commons from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. These swipes will not accumulate or roll over from one weekend to the next if you choose not to use them.

Who receives the Saturday Night Meal Swipes?

All students on the Unlimited, Phoenix, and Apartment meal plans and resident staff.

Where can I redeem the Saturday Night Meal Swipes?

Saturday Night Meal Swipes can be redeemed at Hutchinson Commons. Each station will offer a combo meal option, and a featured dessert will be available. Saffron and Noodles will also offer Saturday Night Meal Swipe options.

Will Saturday Night Social Club be held as well?

Saturday Night Social Club (SNSC) will not be held in May. The next SNSC will take place on April 29.

How will the pilot be assessed?

Feedback will be gathered from students dining at Hutchinson Commons on each Saturday of the pilot. A survey will also be sent after the pilot’s conclusion to reach those who did not redeem their Saturday Night Meal Swipes. If the pilot is successful, UChicago Dining will look to implement the Saturday Night Meal Swipes program in fall 2017 without additional cost added to meal plans or any reduction in the overall dining program.