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Posted on August 19, 2014

Students chat during lunch at the new Gold Rush in Gallagher Hall. As the new addition to the Natali Student Center takes shape, the all-you-care-to-eat Gold Rush dining facility has moved to the newly renovated Gallagher Dining Hall.

With a complete electrical upgrade, refurbished tables, chairs and a handicapped accessible chairlift, the second-floor Gallagher Hall dining facility will be in use throughout the upcoming academic year.

Gallagher Hall was the University’s main dining location from 1966-1998, when food service operations moved to the Natali Student Center.

The “new” Gold Rush seats 500 people, about 70 more than the dining hall in the Natali Student Center.

“We have brought in all the traditional favorites of the Gold Rush, plus the made-to-order options that students and all our diners have grown to love and expect,” says Larry Sebek, interim associate vice president for Student Affairs.

Other dining options

Although the Gold Rush has relocated, other food service options remain in the Natali Student Center. The Modeco and Prime House retail food operations are on the first level, near the Vulcan Theater, and a downsized food court is operating inside the Performance Center on the second level of Natali.

Diners also can stop at the campus food truck or the popular Sycamore Bistro at Herron Hall.

Student Center renovation continues

Tentatively scheduled for completion in 2015, the Natali Student Center renovation will upgrade the building’s infrastructure and expand meeting and recreational space for students.

The Information Center, Vulcan Theater, Student Organization Area (formerly the Commuter Center), Multimedia Access Center (MAC Lab), Cal U Bookstore and Student Media Suite will remain open during the current phase of renovations.