Pizza, ice cream, meatballs and more: this week students have more dining options than ever, all without leaving campus. To keep students well-fed in a fun and entertaining way during reading days and finals week, the Rosensweig family, the Rosensweig Learning Commons and Chegg have sponsored the Food Truck Pit Stop. Ten different food trucks serving a range of delicious fare will be stationed on campus through Tuesday, May 12. Students with a valid HWS OneCard can place orders for free.
The food trucks have given students a chance to take a study break with easy access to a delicious meal during the busiest time of the semester.
“I’ve loved being able to sit and eat outside in the sun and it’s made campus feel like a different place–it’s almost like a holiday! It’s a great way to take a break from studying and go join your friends and eat something new and exciting,” says Senior Aislinn Raftis.
Subin Nepal ’15 agrees. “During finals, I’m too busy studying to make something to eat. Especially during finals, it is a more interesting and exciting option to treat yourself! I loved the pizza!”
Theresa Harvey ’18, who is finishing up her first year at the Colleges, has enjoyed the trucks on campus. “The food was delicious. It’s a great stress reliever during this hectic time of the semester. I hope the food trucks are here again next year,” she says.
“The food trucks are a funky and different way for all of us to unwind during finals,” says Hannah Brooks ’17. “The variety of food trucks is great too, because there’s something for everyone and it gives us something to look forward to.”
“They’re definitely good, but the best part about them this week is that they are free for students,” notes Paul Ciaccia ’15.
Kayli Ennis ’17 enjoyed the new option. “The food trucks are honestly one of the best things that the school had for finals in the two years that I have been on campus. They provide a great opportunity to take a study break and socialize with friends. Everyone I have talked to is excited about the trucks,” says Ennis.
The full schedule for the Food Truck Pit Stop is as follows:
Wednesday, May 6: Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza was stationed in front of the Scandling Campus Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 7: El Morro & Skippy’s Ice Cream was stationed on the Scandling Patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 8: Macarollin’ & Abbott’s Frozen Custard will be serving up orders on the Quad from 3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 9: Sodexo’s Study Break Surprise will be located in front of Scandling from 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 10: J&S Fried Dough will be stationed on the Quad from 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, May 11: Marty’s Meats and Skippy’s Ice Cream will be located in front of Scandling from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition, the Chef’s Catering Food Truck will also be at the Scandling Campus Center from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Roc City Sammich will be stationed on the Scandling Patio from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. The Food Truck tour will conclude with the Meatball Truck Company taking orders from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Scandling Campus Center.
Director of Student Activities Kristen Tobey is grateful for the support. “Thanks to the generosity of Dan and Linda Rosensweig, students have the opportunity for fun during what can be a stressful time. They are able to take a break from studying to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the beautiful weather outside.”
Dan Rosensweig ’83 currently serves as president and CEO of Chegg, whose mission is to “put students first.” The company specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, scholarships, course reviews and internship matching. Rosensweig has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica. He’s also served as president and CEO of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise, COO of Yahoo!, president of CNET, and chief executive officer of ZDNET.
In 2008, he dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. The Rosensweig Learning Commons aims to support students and help them to get the most out of their HWS experience.