Open seating now available in Donaghey Student Center, more changes coming to UA Little Rock Dining

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

Open seating is now available for UA Little Rock students, faculty, and staff at the Trojan Café in the Donaghey Student Center. 

The seating area was closed off during the fall 2018 semester when UA Little Rock Dining Services converted the Trojan Café to an all-you-can-eat dining area that required the purchase of a meal to gain entry.

Now, a meal purchase will not be required to access the open seating area located to the right of the cashier. The area can seat approximately 170 people. 

UA Little Rock will also begin renovations for a new Starbucks this summer, which will be located in the quad on the back side of the Old Student Union A building with a patio seating area facing Cooper Fountain. Starbucks is scheduled to open in January 2020.

The Trojan Café will close on May 14 to undergo renovations for the summer. The dining facility will reopen in fall 2019 with a new look. Meanwhile, a chef will reimagine the menu with new food options. Current food stations will be revamped to include a Chef’s Table featuring international fares. Additionally, Conference Room G in the Donaghey Student Center will also be renovated over the summer and reopen for use in the fall.

The Trojan Café will have new dining hours in the 2019-20 academic year, 7-10 a.m. for breakfast and 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch. Dining Services will also offer continuous dining from 2-5 p.m. for lunch and 5-7:30 p.m. for dinner.

While Trojan Café is closed over the summer, the UA Little Rock community can dine at the Trojan Bistro from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tres Habaneros from 7-9 a.m. and 11 a.m-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tres Habaneros will serve buffet foods, and students and employees can use their meal plans at this location. The Library Café in Ottenheimer Library also will be open from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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