All full-time residential students are required to be on the 21-meal board plan and can dine in any open dining center for any meal. Meals are provided in designated dining centers and Blanchard Café according to the posted schedule for meal hours.
Dining Services takes pride in providing only the highest quality in our food and service. Each residential dining location features a different menu with numerous entrées for lunch and dinner plus all of the accompaniments to complement your meal. Additionally, board students may dine in Blanchard Café, located in our campus center, for lunch and/or dinner. In total, students have a choice of over 50 different menu options in any given meal period. Our menus are designed to be creative and innovative providing a wide variety of items from soups, several entrées including vegetarian and vegan options at every meal, cultural and ethnic dishes, freshly prepared cooked-to-order items to fresh vegetables, extensive salad bars, deli bars, home-baked breads, and desserts.
The menu choices available in our dining locations will be posted on the menus located in the display case outside of each dining center and on our website. If you are viewing our menus on our website, you have the option to view the nutritional information from our Nutritive Analysis Module for any item listed. This is accessible by going to our Menus Web site, clicking on the "apple" icon and choosing the menu item(s) you want to view for the nutritional information.
To help you better understand our different dining operations, a brief description is provided below. Our meal hours and dining center descriptions can be found on our website under residential dining. Your board plan includes several options for dining. Please take a moment to review the variety of dining options available to you, and then enjoy dining with us!
All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Centers whereby you swipe your ID card when you enter the dining center for the respective meal period and can return to our serving lines as many times as you want within that meal period.
Grab n’ Go Dining Center - The Atrium Café (Kendade) whereby you swipe your ID card for the meal period and can choose from a variety of menu items up to a designated total number of items. This is a “one time through the line” dining option.
A la Carte or Cash Operation (Blanchard Café) is a dining location where all menu items are individually priced. The customer chooses the items they wish to purchase and pays the total of those items. On the student board program, there is a designated cash value (for example $7.00) in board dollars for each lunch and dinner meal period that a student gets to use. Since this is counted as a meal, all items that you wish to include in that meal, need to be purchased at that time. If your items total more than the designated amount, the difference will automatically be deducted from your Dining Dollar$ Account first, and when that is depleted, your GSB Pioneer account. You can also pay with cash.