NUSU dining halls have closed in the US, following a lengthy shutdown that ended last month after the university failed to pay bills on time.
The restaurants, located in the Nyu-dining hall on the US’ east coast, closed in early March, with a message on the door saying that “Nyu” had closed due to financial issues.
NUSU said the restaurant would remain open as an “off-campus dining hall”, but the restaurant’s staff were unable to return to the US.
After its closure, NUSUSU students said the closure was “devastating”.
“This was our last chance to enjoy NUSu dining hall,” NUSUA student Stephanie Loomis told ABC.
“It’s very sad to see that NUSus dining halls are closing, and this is especially devastating to our students who are graduating with a degree in the next few weeks.”NUSUSUA students were given a statement to read at the restaurant saying the dining hall was closed because of a financial crisis, and that the restaurant will be open for dining until June.
“[Nyu] will be closed for a period of time until financial arrangements are made,” the statement read.
A spokesperson for NUSUs dining hall said the closing of NUSUC restaurants is “an unfortunate and unfortunate event”.
“We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, and our students have been extremely supportive of us through this process,” the spokesperson said.
Despite the NUSUI and NUSPUE shutdowns, many universities continue to operate dining halls.
In August, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a pilot program to allow students to eat at off-campus cafeterias.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the average cost of a meal in the United States is $4.50.
But some states have been pushing for more oversight of off-reservation dining, which is often limited to the comfort of the home and not considered a restaurant, but is subject to state regulations.