MSU Dairy Store to reopen to the public after year-long pause in operations

The MSU Dairy Store will reopen its doors with limited hours and offerings for the fall 2021 semester.

Ice cream scoop in red cup.

Everybody’s favorite ice cream is back on the campus of Michigan State University. After making the difficult decision to pause retail operations in the fall of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MSU Dairy Store will reopen its doors August 28, 2021.

To gear up for the reopening, the MSU Dairy Store held two successful trial-run weekends with the help of volunteers earlier this month. The Dairy Store team is excited to be working with new student employees and full-time staff members as they get back in the swing of all things ice cream.

“There’s no question it has been a difficult year-plus for too many people. Seeing how happy being back at the Dairy Store made our customers the past couple of weekends was heartwarming,” said Connor McDougall, interim manager for the MSU Dairy Store.

Now operated by MSU Extension’s Product Center team on behalf of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, the MSU Dairy Store will offer 12 rotating flavors of hand-scooped ice cream at their Anthony Hall location found on Farm Lane between Shaw Lane and Wilson Road. Single scoops, in either a cup or cone, will be available for $4, with double scoops being offered for $5.

The MSU Dairy Store will be open from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. As the semester progresses, McDougall said they will likely expand hours.

In accordance with university-wide policies, masks will be required inside the MSU Dairy Store. There is no on-site seating in the store, with visitors encouraged to take their favorite scoops to-go.

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