Rumors have spread on campus that Snelling Dining Hall will be closing for renovations and Oglethorpe Dining Hall, also known as O-House, will become the new 24-hour dining hall. However, a University of Georgia spokesperson said those rumors are false, and there are no plans to close Snelling at this time.
“Snelling is a popular dining hall, and we know students rely on its availability. Dining Services continuously seeks ways to improve the student dining experience,” said Greg Trevor, executive director of media communication.
Trevor said UGA will begin a “feasibility study this fall to explore ways we can enhance service at Snelling.” The study is expected to take four to six months to complete.
Built in 1939, Snelling is the oldest dining facility still in operation. Then, the university fed 50 students a day. Today, Snelling and other UGA dining halls serve approximately 30,000 meals daily.
O-House was renovated in 2006, and Bolton Dining Commons was demolished and rebuilt in 2012. In addition, the university has renovated the food court at the Tate Student Center, built a new food court in the Miller Learning Center annex and added another dining hall on the Health Sciences Campus in recent years.
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