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Valentine Dining Hall
For the 2013-14 academic year, Valentine Dining Hall will be open for the following meal periods:

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Late Lunch: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Continental Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:3:0 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Students are required to swipe their meal card for each entry into the dining hall.

Meal Plans
Residential Meals Plans are:

  • Gold – Traditional, nineteen (19) meals per week, with $25 in Dining Dollars per semester; 2 guest passes for Valentine Dining Hall per semester (open to all students)
  • Silver – Fourteen (14) meals per week, with $75 in Dining Dollars; 6 guest passes for Valentine Dining Hall per semester (open to all students)
  • Bronze – Ten (10) meals per week, with $125 in Dining Dollars per semester; 2 guest passes for Valentine Dining Hall per semester (only available to those students in their second collegiate year or higher)
Weekly meals reset beginning with breakfast on Friday.

 

Students may enter the Dining Hall as often as they like during regular hours of operation. However, once a student has used all of his/her allotted meals during a weekly meal period, s/he must pay for meals at the door. Cash, credit card, Dining Dollars or Laser Loot may be used to pay for any additional meals. Dining Dollars may be used in any retail location (Campus Center, Library, Wolfe) or to purchase additional meals or guest meals in the Dining Hall.

All resident students are required to participate in a meal plan. Students will not be released from participation in a meal plan for any reason.

Special Meals
Students who need special meals for religious or medical reasons, should make an appointment to see the General Manager, Dietitian, or Chef, to work out particulars. All medical diets will be accommodated if accompanied by written orders from the Lasell College Health Services Office, or the student's own physician, dietician, or clinical nutritionist. Please make certain that any written orders are done on letterhead stationery.

Commuters & Graduate Students
Commuting students and graduate students may purchase one of the three Block Plans: Block 25 (25 meals a semester); Block 50 (50 meals a semester); or Block 75 (75 meals a semester). They may also add Laser Loot to their ID card to be used at the dining services. Check out the "Cinch" program!

Laser Loot
Students may add additional money to their accounts called Laser Loot. This can be added on-line through My.Lasell, or, if paying by check or cash, in person at the Campus Police office. In addition, students may transfer funds from their Student Account, if available. Students interested in transferring funds, should contact the Student Accounts Office for information.

Laser Loot can be used to make purchases at any Dining Services location as well as at the Bookstore. Additionally, Laser Loot may be used at various off-campus locations including: CVS, Bruegger's Bagels, Domino's, and Bertucci's. Money can be added to a student's account specifically for use in the Bookstore. Please visit My.Lasell for more information.

Meals During Break Times
Valentine Dining Hall is closed to meal plans during Thanksgiving break, the December-January break, and March break. Similarly, meal plans are not in operation during the summer months. The Dining Hall will be open during part of the December-January break. During this time, meal cards are not valid. Students may use Laser Loot to purchase meals during these times, however money that is attached to a meal plan (Dining Dollars) may not be used during break times.

Meal Cards
Your Lasell College ID card is also your meal card. Without your ID, you will not be able to enter the Dining Hall. Students should carry their IDs with them at all times. Meal cards are not transferable; students are not permitted to lend their meal card to someone else, nor are they permitted to use someone else's meal card.

Meal cards should be treated like bankcards, and should be protected from extreme heat or cold. Avoid placing the meal card near magnetic waves, such as a stereo or television, which have been known to "demagnetize" the programming which has been coded on the back of the card. Cards will be pre-punched with a hole for carrying on a key ring or lanyard. DO NOT punch additional holes in the ID card as they can interfere with the reading of the card. If you make additional holes in your Torch Card and it no longer works you will be responsible for purchasing a new card. Students should be aware that carrying an ID card on a ring with keys or other cards may result in the scratching and/or disintegration of the card over time.

More Information: http://lasellcollege.sodexomyway.com

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