Campus Dining

Ripon College offers a wide range of flexibility of dining options for students. You will find everything here from delicious freshly made bakery and pastry items, self-service homemade soup and salads and comfort foods (i.e. waffle bar, burgers, fries) to a full range of healthy meals: natural, organic, locally grown (as in “our own garden”), vegetarian, and vegan options – each with readily available nutritional information. In fact, at each meal you will find “Healthy Choice,” a dedicated vegetarian dining platform.

Campus dining is committed to sustainability. In our campus hoop house, we grow our own produce and herbs that go directly to the plant. Each Tuesday, we celebrate “Green Tuesday” and our menus feature locally grown greens and produce. Click here to learn more about our hoop house and our extensive recycling and composting programs.

Throughout the year, we take pride in honoring the cultural heritage and traditions of its community members, and as such, we host frequent special meals, including holidays, historic events, international Fridays and other themed dinners.

Meal Plans

All Ripon College students have a meal plan included in room and board costs. Students have the choice between three meal plan options that best fit their lifestyle:

  • 150 Block Plan with $155 Munch Money (approximately 9 meals per week)
  • 180 Block Plan with $80 Munch Money (approximately 11 meals per week)
  • 20-Meal-Per-Week Plan (20 meals per week) – Meals refresh on Friday morning. Any meals remaining on Thursday night will be lost. Double swipes are allowed.

Each of the meal plans provide students with ample access to all food options on campus throughout the semester while ensuring nutritional, allergy and other factors are adequately addressed. In essence, our meal plans offer a combination of pre-paid, all-you-care-to-eat meals and flex dollars which can be used to purchase items at any of the campus dining locations. The idea is that you can decide how many traditional sit-down meals you would like in a dining hall setting and how often you’d rather have something quick and on-the-go. Students who are living off campus also have the option to purchase one of these meal plans.

Most of the plans include “Munch Money,” which provides flexible dollars to spend on alternative dining options. Additional Munch Money can be added to a student’s meal plan at anytime.

Dining Locations

Ripon College offers four distinct dining locations, each offering something different from the next. Hours also vary by location. View the links below for more information.

Pickard Commons Dining Hall
Pickard Commons Dining Hall operates on the idea that students have a plethora of options all in an “all you can eat” style. The Commons Offers a range of types of food from home style meals to ethnic food options. The Commons also caters to all types of diets such as outstanding vegetarian options to health salad bar for all to take advantage of.

The Pub
The Pub specializes in your favorite off the grill items which are prepared to order. Stop by to enjoy a wonderful burger or chicken breast sandwich fresh off the grill. The Pub also offers a fully stocked cooler with all of the student’s favorite drink to choose from to go along with their choice in grilled food.

“We Proudly Brew” Starbucks Coffee Shop
The “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks Coffee Shop is located in the lower level of Pickard Commons. We offer a wide range of drinks from all types of coffee to tea and also all of people’s favorite Starbuck’s drinks. Stop by for a pick me up in the morning or a satisfying beverage to end the day.

The Terrace
The Terrace offers a wide range of sandwiches for students to choose from with the option of either having a cold sandwich or hot sandwich of their choice. Students can also pick up many convenience store items to go along with their sandwich of choice and a nice cold beverage.


To get started on your Ripon College catering order, please click through to our Flavours by Sodexo web page.

Got a question?

If you have further questions about dining at Ripon College, visit our FAQs page. If you have concerns about food allergies, email us. We are happy to assist you in your dietary needs.

Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-947-4766
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