The message is being sent to all Duke undergraduate students.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Dear students,

We are writing to update you on East Campus Marketplace and Trinity Café hours. Several positive COVID cases have recently been identified among the Marketplace dining staff. As a safety precaution, all of East Campus Union, including Marketplace and Trinity Café, will be closed until further notice. Duke’s Employee Health team is in the process of contact tracing and investigating those cases right now. The information collected so far indicates transmission occurred between employees who have been in close contact with one another.

Other dining options are being made available for students, and we hope to reopen East Campus Union as soon as it is advisable to do so.

In the meantime, the Duke Dining team is working on a number of alternatives for students on Meal Plan I:

  • Now: All students’ Board swipe values have been automatically transitioned to food points, which can be used at any Duke Dining venue, including Merchants On Points. These points are now available to all students.
  • Beginning Monday: Duke Dining will begin offering hot, catered meal options for both breakfast and dinner beginning with breakfast on Monday, March 29. All meals will be prepared in a separate kitchen facility nearby and available for pick-up from East Campus Union.
  • Beginning Monday: Duke Dining will be offering rotating food truck options for dinner each night in the circle in front of East Campus Union. Please see the Dining Food Truck Calendar for trucks and times. This will begin at dinner on Monday.

Please be sure to keep checking the Duke Dining website as well as follow Duke Dining on Instagram for the food truck schedule, menu options for catered meals, and other continued updates. As always, Duke Dining is committed to offering a wide range of healthy, delicious options for our students while keeping the health and safety of both our students and team members at the forefront.

Thank you for your flexibility. We hope to reopen Marketplace as soon as it is advisable to do so, and will keep you updated.

Student Affairs