SRU students ‘GET’ help with meal planning

GET app for students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Trying to balance class schedules, work schedules, extracurricular activities and study time can be enough to drive any average college student a little crazy.

But wait, what about meal planning?

Don't worry; Slippery Rock University has an app for that and every student can "GET" it.

The recently launched app, GET, was made to help alleviate some of the stress students face when it comes to planning breakfast, lunch and dinner by offering simple management practices at the touch of a button.

It provides instant access to meal plan transaction history, account balances and advertises local businesses that accept student meal plan and flex funds. Additionally, users may make immediate meal deposits via debit/credit card or the "Bill Me Option," which places a charge directly into an SRU student account. Students may also request funds to be deposited by parents, guardians or other relatives via email.

GET is the brainchild of Debra Pincek, executive director for academic & student affairs resources, who chose to "get" the new platform in order to enhance the student dining experience at SRU.

"After researching the platform and realizing the enormous benefit it can offer to students, it was an easy decision to move forward," said Pincek.

In terms of growth, Pincek is looking at expanding the app to include:

  • GET My Card, which would offer a convenient, quick way to pay for food purchases around campus via mobile device. Using a personalized bar code generated through the GET app, students would be able to make purchases at any of the food vendors on campus. The generated bar code is altered every 15 seconds to ensure security; and
  • GET Food, which is an online and mobile ordering solution, that would enable students the option to preorder and prepay for food at on-campus venues prior to a predetermined pick-up time

To learn more or to download the GET app, visit: http://get.cbord.com.


MEDIA CONTACT: Maizee Zaccone | 724.738.2091 | mxz1016@sru.edu