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Kitchen's serving areas renovated in historic Ponce de Leon Hall building

Oct 4, 2019

Historic Ponce de Leon Hall’s kitchen and serving area renovation project was completed this summer. Construction work began on May 6 and the dining hall opened on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the first day of move-in for incoming students.

Group of people with scissors cutting the official ribbon to open the dining hall.

Photo provided by Monarch Studio.

The main highlights of the renovation project are the completely new serving area and dish collection area. The kitchen was also enhanced with eco-friendly elements. Promoting sustainability, the green components of the renovation include installation of a biodigester which will convert 400 pounds of food waste a day into gray water, which will prevent 43 tons of food waste per year from ending up in a landfill. The renovation has also extended the recycling capacity of plastics, cardboard and cans to nearly double the previous capacity.

Responding to student feedback for more options, the P1 space (immediately on the right before you enter the main dining hall) has been renovated into a late-night dining option. This exciting new dining option is already open to students!

For photos from the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, please visit here.

Looking into serving area from main dining room in newly renovated dining hall.

Photo provided by Monarch Studio.

View looking back towards back stained glass wall in newly renovated dining hall serving area.

Photo provided by Monarch Studio.

Angled view of two serving areas in newly renovated dining hall serving area

Photo provided by Monarch Studio.

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