Dining Options

Delicious Food and Flexible Choices

Whether you’re in the mood for a latte, a sandwich or a four-course meal, we’ve got you covered.

We offer a variety of fresh, healthy options at several venues on campus. You can choose from several meal plan options, whether you live on campus or commute from home.

Now hiring: Part-time and full-time positions are available. Students have the flexibility to work around their class schedules. Free meals are provided for students who work five-hour shifts or more. Students can apply online, or contact Bill Duro, Director of Dining Services, with questions: (312) 520-8436.

Frick Center Café

Enjoy made-to-order stir-fries or omelets a well-stocked salad bar, Krispy Kreme donuts and a lot more. The cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Location: Mall level of the Frick Center
Hours During the Academic Year


  • Breakfast: 7:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Hours During Spring Break

Fri. 3/17 : 8:00am – 1:30 p.m.
Sat. 3/18 & Sun 3/19: Closed
Mon. 3/20 – Fri. 3/24: 8:00am – 1:30 p.m.
Sat. 3/25 & Sun 3/26: Closed

E.C. Grille

Satisfy your late-night cravings with burgers, sandwiches or snacks. While you’re here, throw a karaoke party or challenge your friends to a round of Ping-Pong or foosball.

  • Location: Bluejays Roost, lower level of the Frick Center
Hours During the Academic Year
  • Monday–Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

*Closed 3/17-3/26 for Spring Break

The Bean, Serving Starbucks®

Boost your energy with a mid-afternoon macchiato in this outpost serving one of the world’s most recognized coffee brands. Also on the menu: tea and fresh-baked treats.

  • Location: Founders Lounge, first floor of the Frick Center
Hours During the Academic Year
  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
Hours During Spring Break

Fri. 3/17 : 8:00am – 12:00 p.m.
3/18 – 3/26: Closed

Buehler Library Café

Get something to eat without even leaving the library. Our library café offers coffee, bottled drinks, bagels and snacks.

  • Location: Main level of the A.C. Buehler Library
Hours During the Academic Year
  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: Closed

*Closed 3/17-3/26 for Spring Break

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