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The Gathering Place pop-up concept is one of the ways Purdue Dining & Catering handles residential dining overflow during the dinner hours.

Purdue deals innovatively with residential dining crowds

A recent highlight for Purdue Dining is the 7-Ways campaign, designed to deal with extra crowds generated by increased numbers of meal plan participants with strategies like expanded retail meal swipes and residential dining pop-ups.

Purdue Dining & Catering (PDC) will be going into its seventh year of no board rate increases next year. It had introduced a seven-meal plan with no dining dollars in the fall of 2013, when it gave five percent of the board cost back to the students in order to meet an Affordability Challenge. The following year saw another five-percent reduction to the students.

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