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Housing & Dining


Live Here

Block parties. Cardinal Carnival. Cardinal football games. Intramural Olympics.


Living on the North Central campus makes it easy to share the college experience with others while building lasting friendships. More than 75 student organizations and our residence life staff are here to help you and your new friends learn what it means to be central.
 

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Eat Well


Getting together for a meal is a great way to get acquainted. At North Central, you can eat well at any time. Whether it’s a quiet chat, a birthday celebration or a group study session, good food makes for good times. Healthy options and flexible meal plans for campus residents and commuters are available at our convenient on-campus locations.


Campus Dining Locations

students at kaufman dining hall

Kaufman Dining Hall

Our traditional buffet-style dining option, featuring all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Located at 221 S. Brainard St.

papa johns counter

The Cage

The perfect place to grab a quick meal between classes or to relax and share a snack with friends. You can also enjoy freshly made sandwiches and soup, pizza from Papa John’s or a burrito from Moe’s (Mexican cantina style).

Located on the first floor of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center (WAC) at 324 E. Benton Ave.

boilerhouse cafe

The Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café

Share a Starbucks coffee with friends or pick up some snacks and dorm essentials at the small convenience store. It's also one of the best places to study on campus. 

Located at 29 N Loomis St.

freshens counter

Freshens

Have a smoothie on your way to class after a workout. With an array of healthy options, choose from salads, bowls, mac n’ cheese and more!

Located in the first floor of the Residence Hall/Recreation Center (ResRec) at 440 S. Brainard St.

au bon pain at wentz science center

Au Bon Pain

Enjoy a morning pastry and a latte. Or stop in for a full lunch menu with soups, salads, sandwiches and more.

Located on the first floor of the Wentz Science Center at 131 S. Loomis St.

downtown naperville jimmy johns

Downtown Naperville

Craving something else? Head to downtown Naperville, located just a few blocks off from campus. Whether you’re in the mood for Thai noodles, tacos, sushi, Chicago-style pizza, sandwiches from Jimmy John’s or Potbelly, with over 40 restaurants downtown, there’s always something new to try.