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Our culinary team cooks from scratch everyday. From rolling stocks to finishing sauces and roasting meats, our approach to food allows us to provide fresh foods from whole ingredients. We also focus on sustainability, humanely, and locally sourced goods.

Sharing a meal is an opportunity to make special connections with students, faculty, and staff—relationships that will last a lifetime. Think of our restaurants as extensions of the classrooms on campus; we teach about nutrition and sustainability, we provide cooking lessons and recipes, and we even expose you to the various cultures of the world through their food and holidays. We offer six unique dining facilities, open seven days a week for up to 19 hours a day.


Summer Hours of Operation:

Gilbert’s Cafe

Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

Closed Sat & Sun 


Meal Plans

Meal plans are prepaid arrangements for a set number of meals at either of the two all-you-care-to-eat student restaurants on campus. Meal plan options are chosen the previous semester by students through an online tool. Changes to meal plans can be made through the second week of the semester at the Controller's Office on the second floor of Markle Hall.

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Pard Card Program

Pard Card is a pre-paid declining balance (debit) account that is utilized by using your Lafayette student ID.

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Dining Locations

Finding your favorite foods at our restaurants and retail locations is easy. Our hours, operating days, menus, and even nutritional information are available online.

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Get Involved!

Student involvement is essential in making sure dining on campus is the best it can be. Student employment opportunities are available - whether your interests are on the culinary side or in the front of the house side of the services. See the Dining Services job listing the the Career Vault. If you can't commit to working with us, but want to get involved, apply to join our Dining Student Advisory Board. Learn more about it by clicking the button below. Apply Now to Join the DSAB