By: Ava Mrozik
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – Starting in Spring 2019, students will be able to use their Campus Funds on their student I.D. at multiple vendors located near or on Military Rd.
On campus, there are a few food choices that include: Subway, Poblanos, Fusion, The Grove, the Dining Hall, Gally Grille and Tim Hortons. However students may want a change and expand off-campus. Rather than being limited to these few options, students will be able to socialize by using their student I.D. at places such as Mighty Taco, Fuji Grill, Chipotle, Duff’s and Anchor Bar.
Jason Jakubowski, Dean ‘for’ Students, says he wants to be “giving students the opportunity to try something new.”Through the latter half of this Fall semester, Jakubowski has been listening to feedback from students and requesting a variety of useful vendors to accept student I.D. cards, treating them as Debit cards.
Students will also be provided transportation from the already existing campus shuttle to Military Rd. Students’ preferable choices have been either brought to Jakubowski as feedback or have been examined from social media comments. On Oct. 15, the Niagara Wire asked its Twitter followers where they would prefer to eat off-campus. The common responses were Starbucks, Chipotle and Regal Cinema. The participating vendors have agreed to a contract from January to May, 2019, and will be accepting Campus Funds on students’ I.D. cards. They will continue into the 2019-2020 academic year and so on. The specific vendors who are participating in this plan will be announced closer to the start of the Spring semester for students to officially purchase with their Campus Funds.