Thursday, Sep 03, 2015
This Week in World View
Orientation dining plans for the Class of 2019 and other students participating in New Student Orientation are available starting Thursday, September 3rd. These plans cover up to 20 meals per week during the orientation period.
Returning student dining plans begin on Sunday, September 13th.
If you would like to request a change to your dining plan, please visit the Dartmouth Card Office or fill out the online request form. Requests made before 4 pm on September 10th will be in effect from the first day of the dining plans. Requests made between 4 PM on September 10th and 4 PM on September 18th will be processed in the order in which they are received, and may be prorated for the portion of the term that was spent on both dining plans.
Summer Term dining plans end after dinner on September 2nd. Up to $100 of Summer Term DBA can be rolled over to Fall Term, and will be available once Fall Term dining plans begin on September 13th.
It's tempting to pile the plate high when your hungry, but how much will you actually eat? By raising awareness of how much food is discarded, Claire Beskin ’16, Francesca Governali ’18 and Margarita Ren ’18 hope to inspire other students to be thoughtful when filling their plates.
During dinner on April 22nd, these students organized a project asking students to scrape their plates into bins. After it was all done, they had collected 132 lbs. of compostable waste from 569 students – nearly ¼ of a pound per person.
When visiting the Class of 1953 Commons, diners normally put their dishes, napkins & trash on the dish carousel, and DDS staff members sort it between compostable waste, reusable dinnerware and the random bits destined to be recycled; very little ever makes it to a landfill, but there’s always room for more sustainable choices.
The Dartmouth Card Office is introducing GET Funds, a new way to track your dining plan spending (as well as DA$H and other accounts on your Dartmouth ID Card). GET Funds is available as a webpage and as an app.
Last Updated: 9/1/15