New Dining Hall to Enhance a Successful Academic Environment at the Island University

Published: September 06, 2013

New Dining Hall to Enhance a Successful Academic Environment at the Island University

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A crowd of students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gathered today (Friday, Sept. 6) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new dining hall on campus, which will be located adjacent to the new residence halls.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s development of an 18,700 square-foot dining hall will help accommodate a growing student body that is expected to be close to 11,000 this fall.  The facility will include indoor and outdoor seating for up to 400 students and will become the seventh dining facility on campus.  

“This new dining hall is part of our effort to provide a relaxing gathering space for students to enjoy early in the morning, during the daytime rush or late at night,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “This facility will better serve our students who are spending more time on campus and those who are moving away from home for the very first time.”

The facility will also move beyond the traditional meal offering by providing a variety of dining options for students, staff, and visitors. Meals served at the dining hall will feature one price for “all-you-care-to-eat” or a Grab-N-Go area when you’re in a hurry. Other highlights include vegetarian options, extended operating hours and a variety of meal plan options to ensure students have access to quality, affordable meals.

The expected opening date of the single-story dining hall is August 2014.

“I am proud that Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has taken the initiative to create a more welcoming environment for the student body,” said Evan Paret, Student Government Association President. “The new dining hall will not only impact students socially, but also academically by creating a more interactive learning environment, where we can study, have meetings, and set up events.”