Dining

  • A smiling student holds a plate of food in the dining hall.
  • Living on campus? Close to campus? Come dine with us! No matter where you are, IUP Dining Services has a great location just for you. Enjoy home-style favorites, try tasty new dishes, and mix in some classic, college, comfort foods like burgers, fries, soup, salad, and pizza.

    On campus, you'll find national brands you know, like Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Subway, and our deluxe, all-you care-to eat dining hall. You'll also find tempting menus at the Crimson Cafe and Hawk HUB Food Court, as well as at other dining locations on campus. Check out all of our Dining Options and see who is open right now, by checking Campus Dish.

    North Dining

    Our all-you-care-to-eat, residential dining restaurant is open seven days a week during the fall and spring semesters. This state-of-the-art dining hall brings great options to IUP. It features a large international station with traditional cooking styles, including a tandoori oven, sushi, and traditional oriental wok set. You’ll also find an open pit barbeque, a deli, vegan and vegetarian foods, comfort foods, a bakery, a salad bar, and a crepe station. Homemade gelato completes the lineup.

    Subway Restaurant

    A full-service traditional Subway restaurant is located inside the Humanities Building (at the corner adjacent to Grant Street), with entrances outside and inside the building.

    Crimson Cafe

    Starbucks — Sandwich Shack  Burger Studio  Fireplace  AFC Sushi

    Enjoy pizza, pasta with your choice of vegetables and meat mixed in, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. The Crimson Cafe also offers a great selection of grab and go items, including soups, salads, wraps, and hot meals. 

  • Hawk HUB Food Court

    Einstein Brothers Bagels  Chick-fil-A  Pi2  Pastabilities  Grille Works  Greens to Go

    Bite into a fresh morning bagel or grab some chicken and salad for lunch at our handy food court in the HUB. You can also find a great selection of grab-and-go items, including soup, salads, sandwiches, and snacks.  

    Java City Stapleton Library

    This location features a huge selection of grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, and snacks, plus a full coffee and smoothie bar. The tasty baked goods available here are a sweet way to top off some study time at the library.

    Wallwork P.O.D. and Putt P.O.D. C-stores

    The mini convenience stores we call P.O.D.s are handy when  you want some bottled beverages, snacks, bagged meals, protein bars, candy, and convenience items. The famous bagged lunch program is here, giving you a meal swipe option you can grab between classes and eat later.

    Eberly Cafe

    Whether you want a meal or snack, Eberly cafe has a great selection of hot and cold items to grab between classes. 

    Punxsutawney Shadow  Café

    The Punxsutawney Shadow Café offers a large selection of healthy food options for lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. A selection of grab-and-go and snack items is also available. 

    Making Your Meal Plan  Work For You

    Do You Have a Special Diet?

    Nutritional information is available for all menu items in each dining facility and through Campus Dish for North Dining Hall. In addition, each location provides low-fat, low-calorie entrees, salads, yogurt, and other healthy options. For students who need to follow a specific diet for health reasons, individually prepared meals can be provided. Our campus dietitian is available to help with any questions, concerns, healthy eating tips, fitness, weight management, and eating disorders. You can reach the dietitian by phone at 724-357-2570.

    Understanding Flex, Meal Swipes, Crimson Cash and More

    Meal Swipes pay for meals and have a cash equivalency that can sometimes be applied. It's important to understand where you can use Meal Swipes, how they work, and how you can keep track of them.

    What is Flex? Flex is the additional money added to your meal plan to enhance your dining experience. Flex works like a prepaid credit card and is deducted off your I-Card when you swipe. The balance in your Flex account carries over from the fall semester to the spring semester. However, at the end of the spring semester, the dining contract is concluded and any remaining Flex dollar balance is forfeited. If you run low on Flex, simply reload. Add more Flex online in MyIUP or at the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

    Crimson Cash is accepted at most dining locations and is used like cash where it is accepted.

    Deadline to Change Meal Plans

    The deadline to submit meal plan change/cancellation requests is 4:30 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of each semester. After that date, changes/cancellations will not be accepted. In addition, once you select a meal plan, the charge for that meal plan will be added to your student account immediately, and you will be responsible for paying for the meal plan, regardless of whether the plan is used unless canceled by the deadline date.

    Need an Event on Campus Catered?

    See the Aramark IUP Crimson Catering Guide.

  • Need a Job?

    The dining service hires many students each semester to work in the various dining facilities. For more information about available positions, contact personnel at any dining location. Job possibilities include cashier or checker, cleaning tables/floors, food preparation/serving, cleaning dishes, general labor, and student manager.

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