Mobile ordering will be available at Gilbert’s Café, Lower Farinon, Simon’s, and ECO throughout the Spring semester. In addition to serving as a convenient and contactless order-ahead option, Transact is also integral to our ability to feed quarantined students.

Isolation Meals Process

A major concern of ours since the pandemic began has been ensuring that we safely provide meals for students who have tested positive for COVID-19, or are under precautionary quarantine. Working with our Lafayette administration counterparts, we’ve implemented a meal delivery and contactless take-out solution, leveraging the Transact Mobile app, which ensures students who are quarantining are provided with food, regardless of their meal plan selection. Students should download this app now, if they haven’t done so already.

We’re going to get a bit heavy on details here, but we think a full explanation of this system is important for you as parents (and for Lafayette students) to understand as we get closer to the Spring semester.

In the unfortunate event that a student tests positive for COVID-19, we will enable a new “Isolation Meals” payment method on their Transact app account, which will allow them to order 3 meals per day regardless of the meal plan they’ve selected. These students will be able to order on the app, indicate their location, and their meal will be delivered to them directly during the designated operating hours. Meals will be delivered outside the isolation building and stored in a covered container. Isolation orders may be placed during the following times and locations:

  • Lower Farinon: 8am – 10am, 11am – 1pm, 5pm – 7pm
  • Gilbert’s: 8am – 10am, 11am – 1pm

For students who have been placed under college-mandated quarantine, but who have not tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that they first consider ordering via the app, and having a friend pick up meals for them. If this option is unavailable, students may utilize a socially distanced take-out process to pick up meals. This process is designed to minimize contact with others, and follows all appropriate health and safety protocols, including limiting the number of students gathering and incorporating socially distant queuing as necessary. Students will place their dining order via the app, wait until they receive a notification that their order is ready, and then pick up their meal. This option will be available at Lower Farinon, which  has a designated pick-up table that is sanitized regularly. Students can also utilize the grab and go coolers in Marquis and Lower Farinon. We ask you to limit your time of ordering to 9am-10:30am and 4pm-5:30pm. 

Please download the Transact Mobile Ordering app and find instructions below.

How to Download & Log into the Transact Mobile Ordering App

  1. Download the Transact Mobile Ordering app on your mobile device
  2. Select Lafayette Dining
  3. Log in using your Lafayette NetID and password
    • Issues logging in? Please contact the Help Desk at (610) 330-5501

How to Place and Order for Pick Up

  1. Select your dining location
  2. Select the item you would like to purchase
  3. Customize your order item (if applicable) and Add to Order
  4. Checkout and review your order
  5. Select tender, confirm and complete your order
    • Valid tenders include: Non-refundable Pard, Refundable Pard, and Credit Card
    • Students or others may add Refundable Pard here
  6. When you are notified your order is ready, scan the QR code at the location for pickup