John Jay Dining Hall

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*Actress [[Julia Stiles]] once caused controversy as a student by comparing dining hall workers to "mole people"
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*Actress [[Julia Stiles]] once caused controversy as a student by comparing workers in the dining hall to "mole people"
 
*Before [[2008]], when their use was discontinued, the [[John Jay trays|trays]] used in the dining hall were filled with etchings containing witty sayings, and were often used as sleds in winter
 
*Before [[2008]], when their use was discontinued, the [[John Jay trays|trays]] used in the dining hall were filled with etchings containing witty sayings, and were often used as sleds in winter
  

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John Jay Dining Hall is located on the first floor of John Jay Hall, a freshman residence hall. It is open Sunday to Thursday, 10:00am-1:30pm for brunch and 5pm-8pm for dinner. All first year students must have a meal plan, which they can use at John Jay.

John Jay has good vegan and vegetarian options as well as and edible kosher and halal options. Permanent food options include a salad bar, a pizza and pasta station, a desert station, and a sandwich station. Furthermore, there are also other dining options that change daily and for each meal: for example, cereal, waffles, and omelettes are available in the morning, but these are replaced by a grill and an action station (where a server prepares meals such as stir fry, burritos, or chili) for lunch and dinner.

John Jay is divided into three sections: the front dining hall, the kitchen in the middle, and the rear dining room (known as King's Table).

John Jay is Columbia's only full-service dining facility, in contrast to the many on-campus cafes. Despite its important role in (first-year) student life, the facility is unfortunately in very poor condition and long overdue for a renovation. The wood paneling in the main dining room has extensive damage and paint is flaking off the ceiling. The kitchen lacks an adequate ventilation system, resulting in suffocating heat in the summer.

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  • Actress Julia Stiles once caused controversy as a student by comparing workers in the dining hall to "mole people"
  • Before 2008, when their use was discontinued, the trays used in the dining hall were filled with etchings containing witty sayings, and were often used as sleds in winter

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