Food isn’t just functional fuel—it’s the spice of college life. At North Central, good food is always a companion to good conversations, memorable celebrations, and those sometimes-grueling study sessions. You can eat well at any time, with healthy options, flexible meal plans and multiple locations across campus.
Kaufman Dining Hall is our traditional buffet-style dining option, featuring all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from a number of hot, fresh entrees and sides, regular cook-to-order specialties (like stir fry, wraps and omelets), or the always-available soup, salad and sandwich bars. Top it off—in moderation, of course—with a dangerously tempting and delicious spread of sweet treats and ice cream.
The Cage, conveniently located in the vibrant Harold and Eva White Activities Center, is the perfect place to grab a quick meal between classes or to relax and share a snack with friends. Choose from burgers, wraps, soups, salads, sandwiches, wings—even hot pizza from Papa John’s or a delicious smoothie from Freshens.
The Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café is a popular place to meet friends over Starbucks coffee and a fresh-baked treat, from early in the morning until late at night. You can also pick up snacks and those other dorm-room essentials at our small convenience store. While you’re at it, study (or hop on Facebook) with your laptop and Wi-Fi, challenge a friend to ping-pong in the downstairs lounge, or access commuter resources and a computer lab in the upstairs loft.
Managed by Chartwells, we offer flexible meal plan options for both residents and commuters. Our dining staff is always soliciting student feedback, creating innovative solutions, and working to provide healthy and sustainable options. You’ll always get nutrition information, vegetarian options and fresh organic produce (in season) from our campus garden. You’ll also be part of our environmentally friendly food waste composting program. A well-rounded education doesn’t stop when you sit down for a well-rounded meal after class.