In an effort to better serve students and faculty on the north
side of campus, Residential Dining Services opened Durrell Express,
a new to-go dining option.
“It’s another dining option offered to students and faculty and
staff,” said Deon Lategan, director of Residential Dining
Lategan said Durrell Express will benefit students because it
offers a combination of meal choices that includes traditional
items, such as pizza and hamburgers, along with healthy items.
“There’s nowhere like this on this side of campus,” said Crystal
Elmore, coordinator for Residential Dining Services.
Also offered are several payment options.
Students with meal plans can swipe their card to get a main
course along with three sides, while single purchases can be made
using cash or flex dollars.
“We tried to design it with maximum flexibility,” Lategan
Lategan said the main goal of Durrell Express was to provide
students with a convenient option when they are trying to get
something to eat during their hectic schedules.
“Students today are time-deprived. They can eat on the run,”
Although the store is now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Lategan
said the hours will be extended in the next month to make Durrell
Express a late-night option.
“It has better good food choices,” said Ashley Peterson, a
freshman business student.
Peterson and her friend Angela Pittenger, both residents of
Westfall Hall, said they both have been using Durrell Express
frequently since it opened because of the convenience and choices
“We always want to eat at weird times. We go in between
classes,” said Pittenger, a criminal justice freshman.
Along with the new dining venue, customers are welcomed by a
10-foot by 8-foot mural on one of walls in Durrell Express that
shows many pictures of CSU from 1880 through the 1960s.
“I know that it brings a historical aspect. It brings out what
the university was based on,” Elmore said.
Elmore said the grand opening of dining venue was delayed in
order to complete the mural.
“We tried to capture a wide range of CSU history,” Lategan
Since the opening, Elmore said the numbers of students who stop
in has increased every day.
“We’ve had rave reviews from the students,” Elmore said.