Get outside, eat food and hear live music on Wednesdays on the Mall

WSU summer tradition returns June 28, July 19 and July 26 on Glenn Terrell Mall



Hot dogs at a past Wednesday on the Mall.

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter

Over 200 WSU students, staff, faculty and community members gathered on Glenn Terrell Mall June 7 to eat food and hear live music as part of Wednesdays on the Mall, a Compton Union Building-sponsored and WSU Dining Services-catered event.

This summer, Wednesdays on the Mall will be from 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. June 28, July 19 and July 26. Seating is available inside the CUB or outside on Glenn Terrell Mall.

“It offers something for faculty, staff and students that are here during the summertime … it gives them something to look forward to,” said Amy Gibson, WSU Dining Services catering and sales manager.

WSU Dining Services also wants to highlight who they are and the food they provide, said Jason Butcherite, WSU Dining Services residential dining associate director. On the coming dates, the menu will feature:

  • June 28: Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken or tofu with rice; macaroni salad; a cookie and a beverage
  • July 19: Curry
  • July 26: Street tacos with rice; beans; street corn on the cob; a cookie and a beverage.

Wednesdays on the Mall are a WSU summer tradition, Gibson said. In the past, the menu featured barbeque items such as hot dogs and hamburgers. However, in the last two years, Wednesdays on the Mall have featured a greater variety of foods.

The CUB and WSU Dining Services started Wednesdays on the Mall, said Karee Shaw, CUB event services and operations director.

Last summer, only three Wednesdays on the Mall occurred, Gibson said. This year, there are four.

The CUB chooses the music, which plays over speakers, for each date, and WSU Dining Services chooses the menu, Shaw wrote in an email.

Wednesdays on the Mall encourage people to leave their office and go outside, Butcherite said. Each event allows them to intermingle with others on campus in a nice, warm and sunny environment with music and food.

“We’re doing it to change up the day-to-day monotony of getting lunch,” Butcherite said. “It’s something different, a new option that’s outside and unique.”

Event-goers may use the GET app to order and purchase food early, according to the CUB’s website. Those who choose this method can pick up their meal at the end of the buffet line.

Cougar Cash and debit or credit cards are also accepted.

The event will be canceled in the case of rain, according to the CUB’s website.