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Campus Life | Dining

Food Service

Our services include:

  • Convenient service hours and locations
  • Self-service soup and salad bar
  • Dedicated vegetarian dining platform at Healthy Choice
  • Our very own bake shop, serving freshly made breads, pastries and desserts
  • Daily healthy options and nutritional information
  • A meal exchange program at the Pub, the Terrace, and at “The We Proudly Serve ” Starbucks Coffee Shop.
  • Late-night events for exam breaks such as Midnight Breakfast.
  • Frequent special meals, including holidays, historic events and theme dinners

If you have concerns about food allergies, let us know. We are happy to assist you in your dietary need.
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(920) 748-8138

Locations, Menus and Hours

Pickard Commons Dining Hall

The Pickard Commons Dining Hall is an “all-you-care-to-eat” system. We are proud to present a plethora of food formats; great-tasting homestyle foods, ethnic food themes, healthy salad options, a panoply of soup creations, outstanding vegetarian dishes, the true staple of college life — pizza, fresh-baked breads and muffins, other tempting taste sensations and, of course, the most important meal of the day — hot-off-the-grill breakfast.

Breakfast (Feat. Omelets off the grill) 7 to 9 am
Lunch 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Smart Market Grab & Go 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Dinner 5 to 7 pm
Breakfast 7:30 to 9 am
Lunch 11 am to 1 pm
Dinner 5 to 7 pm
Brunch 11 am to 1 pm
Dinner 5 to 7 pm

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Coffee Shop: We Proudly Brew Starbucks

“We Proudly Brew Starbucks” Coffee Shop

Located in the Pickard Commons lower level next to the Ripon College Book Store.  We proudly feature many of the signature gourmet drinks.  Expertly crafted and always satisfying.  In the show case we feature our homemade bakery items, as well as many of the Starbucks merchandise.

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Nutritional Information

Monday/Wednesday 7:30 am to 7 pm
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am to 2 pm
Meal Exchange is available all day

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The Pub in Harwood Memorial Union

The Pub in Harwood Memorial Union

All of your favorite grill items are prepared to order so they’re always hot and fresh. Enjoy a juicy, homestyle burger or a tender grilled chicken breast sandwich accompanied by an order of crispy seasoned fries. Our express cooler is attractively filled with the most popular bottled beverages, featured salads, wraps and sub sandwiches. The Pub also offers a wide variety of snack foods at your fingertips.

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Nutritional Information

Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm
Meal exchange hours at the Pub
Breakfast 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Lunch 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dinner 6 to 8 pm
Fridays  (All Day) 7:30 am to 8 pm

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The Terrace in Bovay Hall

The Terrace in Bovay Hall

The Terrace features a variety of hot or cold sandwiches and pizza, with a large selection of beverages, plus many convenience store items.

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Nutritional Information

Sunday-Thursday 5 to 11 pm
Friday & Saturday Closed
Meal exchange hours
Sunday – Thursday 6 to 9 pm

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Meal Plans

Whether you’re looking for three square meals a day, a nutritious breakfast every morning or just occasional lunches, we’ve got a plan for you. Sodexo Food Service and Ripon College offers four types of meal plans. Each plan is unique and accommodates different appetites and eating patterns.

All student residents living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Of course, students living off campus are welcome to purchase any of our resident student meal plans, or just add a few meals and munch money, providing access to great food at a great price for the whole semester. Please contact the Sodexo Food Service office for details. Call 920-748-8331.  Or email us at

Each of these plans is included in your room and board, so you can choose any of these four plans that fit your timetable and lifestyle for the same price:

  • 110 Block Plan with $255 Munch Money
  • 150 Block Plan with $155 Munch Money
  • 180 Block Plan with $80 Munch Money
  • 20-Meal-Per-Week Plan

The 20-Meal Plan offers a guaranteed 20 meals per week, starting from Friday – Thursday, with each Friday morning starting a new week with 20 meals.  Any meals that were remaining on Thursday night will be lost.  With this plan you can treat a friend to a meal, or get 2 grab & go meals, or do a double swipe on Friday and Saturday nights, just like the block plans.  Munch Money can be added to this plan by contacting the Food Service Office.  Munch money can be used at the Pub, the Terrace, or the coffee shop for snacks and beverages outside of any meal periods.  This plan works for those who normally eat 3 meals a day.

The Block Plans are also flexible but differ in that you start with 180, 150, or 110 for the semester, and each has flex dollars already added to the individual plan.

The 180 starts with 80 flex dollars, the 150 starts with 155 flex dollars, and the 110 starts with 255 flex dollars.  There are 16 weeks in the semester and as each week passes the balance should decline giving you enough meals until the semester ends.  The 150 averages about 9 meals, the 110 averages about 6 meals, the 180 averages about 11 meals to use for the week in order to have enough meals for the entire semester.  Flex dollars can also be used at Pickard Commons for a meal (you pay a set price at the door and enjoy unlimited item selections) at the coffee shop or the Pub or the Terrace for fast food items and snacks between classes or late in the evening. 


Changing Meal Plans Changes can be made by submitting to the Food Service a new meal plan agreement card within the first two weeks of each semester.

Campus Red Hawk Cards Access to dining areas requires presenting a valid Red Hawk card. Replacement cards can be obtained at the Sodexo Food Service Office. There is a $10 fee for lost or stolen card replacement. Your meal plan status and FLEX DOLLAR accounts are maintained through this non-transferable card.  The Red Hawk Card also allows access to the dorms.

  • The cardholder is responsible for immediately reporting a lost or stolen Red Hawk Card to the Sodexo Food Service Office or at any of the food service locations.
  • Account statements are available through the Sodexo Food Service Office by request.
  • At the end of the first semester, the balance of any Flex Dollars remaining will transfer onto the second semester beginning balance of your Flex Dollars. At the end of the school year, all meals and Flex Dollars must be used and will not transfer.
  • If you have added extra meals or bonus munch money to your plan during the year those dollars will remain with your account until you spend it, even into the next year.

Your Cooperation, Please  Our goal is to provide you with the food that you want at a fair price.  If you are ready to leave the dining area but want to take a piece of fruit, cookie, or an ice cream cone, be our guest. But please remember that only food you are in the process of eating can be taken from the dining area. China, glassware, tableware or items wrapped in napkins cannot be taken from the dining area. Your cooperation on this and on other matters such as minimizing food waste and even some housekeeping concerns helps us provide you with the best value for your money. 

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Mindful by Sodexo

Mindful by Sodexo Good Health. Most people want it but many struggle with making it a natural part of each day. Mindful by Sodexo strives to change that.

Our approach is to make it an easy choice for you to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. In our cafes throughout the country, we now offer Mindful foods that balance nutrition with enticing flavors to create an indulgent way to enjoy health.

Our hope is that making Mindful choices becomes second nature for you not only in the workplace but also at home with your family.

Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet.
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Allergy & Food Intolerances (PDF)

Ask a Dietitian
Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians:
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Nutritional Data
Look up the nutritional data and other information for a variety of menu items:
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Healthy Eating Tips
Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA:
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My Fitness Pal link

Sodexo has partnered with MyFitnessPal, a diet and fitness community that allows users to track their nutritional intake, as well as their exercise to help achieve weight loss goals. Search Sodexo Campus to find out the nutritional information for hundreds of Sodexo recipes!


If I am a new student, when do I get my ID Card and Meal Plan?

When you attend summer orientation in June during the resource fair in the Commons, you will be directed to the ID office where you will have your picture taken for your ID Card. At that time as well you will be asked to turn in your meal plan selection card which would have been placed in your orientation packet. You will receive your ID Card when you move into your dorm in the fall on move in day. You will begin using your card for meals after the Welcome Lunch, sponsored by Sodexo Food Service.

What are the costs of the different meal plans?

All meal plans for resident students are the same price. You are billed by the college for room and board, the board is a portion of the cost of your meals. Sodexo offers each student the flexibility to choose the plan that best suits their lifestyle and eating habits. The Sodexo Id and Meal Plan administrator will be able to assist you in making your selection, by answering any questions you may have. email:, or call 920-748-8331.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

It is the Ripon College policy that if you live in the resident halls on campus you must have a meal plan. If you live off campus and commute to campus, it is not mandatory to have a meal plan, but you should have a Ripon Red Hawk Card – for identification and some access rights on campus. Sodexo Food Service does offer the opportunity to purchase meals in 10 meal increments, or 40 meal increments at a very low cost. Those meals would be purchased thru Sodexo Food Service. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

cookies Where do I go on campus if I have questions regarding my meal plan or if I lose my ID Card?

You can visit the Ripon College Dining by Sodexo Business Office, and ID/Meal Plan Office, located in the Pickard Commons Dining Hall. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone: 920-748-8331, or 920-748-8138.

Does it cost anything to replace my ID Card if I have misplaced it?

Yes it will cost $10.00 to replace a lost card. You can pay the fee by cash, check, credit card, or flex dollars that you have with your meal plan. If your card breaks, or just stops working for some reason, we replace the card without a fee. You just need to bring the card with you in exchange for the new one.

What happens to board meals and flex $ if I do not use them by the end of each semester?

At the end of the first semester all meals not used will be lost, the flex $ not used will transfer into the 2nd semester. AT the end of the school year all meals and flex $ not used will be lost. How can I tell what my meal plan balance is? There are several ways to find out your balances. On all receipts generated at the registers it will show your balance for meals if you purchase a meal, for flex $ if you purchase something using flex $. You can also ask the cashier to inquire with your card to check and see what your balances are. You can email, or stop in the ID/Meal Plan office.

When can I change my meal plan?

You are able to change your meal plan at the beginning of each semester, up until 2 weeks after the start of classes. How can I add meals and money to my plan if I run out of the set meals and flex dollars? You can call the meal plan ID card office, 920-748-8331 and if you have a credit card, meals and money can be added over the phone. Or, you can come into the meal plan ID office with check, cash, or credit card to add extra meals and money.

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My Favorite Recipe From Home

Tell Us Your Favorite Recipe!

Send us your favorite recipe from home, and Sarj and his staff will make an effort to present it to all of Ripon College some day during the school year. Just fill out the form below!


Management Team

SarjSarjit Singh
General Manager
Office: 920-748-8169
Cell: 920-312-8088

Shelley Vanburen Shelley Vanburen
Executive Chef
Office: 920-748-8332

Nicole SuttonNicole Sutton
Sous Chef
Office: 920-748-8332

JoannaJoanna Christian
Catering Manager
Office: 920-748-8170
Cell: 920-312-8089

KarenKaren Mitchelly
Dining Room Supervisor
Office: 920-748-8328
Cell: 920-229-6193

Shanda FarrShanda Farr
Pub Supervisor
Office: 920-748-8336
Pub: 920-748-8172

AngelAngel Voigt
“We Proudly Serve” Starbucks Supervisor Coffee Shop : 920-748-8342

AnitaAnita Schneider
The Terrace Supervisor
Office : 920-748-8340
The Terrace: 920-748-8176

Sustainability and Community

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Special Dining Events


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Fill My Fridge

Fill My Fridge Program

Students always appreciate a surprise in the mail. Care packages are one way to delight your child. If you are interested in sending a care package to a student, please consider the following three pre-packages. You can place this order by contacting Sodexo Campus Dining by phone at (920) 748-8331 or email one of the completed forms below to

Morning Bundle
Snack Attack
Sweet Treats

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Opportunities in Campus Dining

Earn extra income while on campus, make friends, have fun and learn something by being a Dining Services employee. We offer flexible hours to fit your class schedule, competitive wages and the benefit of working “close to home.” In addition, employees receive free meals when working.

We’re always accepting applications. Interested persons should call 920-748-8138 and stop by Campus Dining Offices at Pickard Commons for an application.

InternlogoSodexo has created a new Marketing and/or Sustainability intern position on campus that will allow you the opportunity to put your studies into practical application Primary Purpose:

The Marketing Interns primary role is to support strategy, implement tactics and track the achievement of 3 key pillars:

  • Increasing profitable sales growth year-over-year
  • Increasing customer satisfaction
  • Ensure Client Retention

Job Description: The daily activities of the Marketing Intern are the implementation, tracking and reporting of Sodexo marketing initiative in alignment with the above 3 pillars. These responsibilities include:

  • Support of Creating Exceptional Student Experiences positioning through a keen understanding of how to leverage marketing tactics at each touch point of the consumer journey
  • Support implementation and tracking of Strategic Business Plan tactical marketing action plan
  • Implement the contents of the Campus Marketing Promotions Kit
  • Support the Better Tomorrow Plan initiatives through marketing, promotion and communication
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of all communication collateral, print, web, social media, etc.
  • Monitor campus websites and social media outlets to ensure compliance and up-to-date information
  • Assist with communication, promotion, implementation and tracking of all account level research to include bi-annual customer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, customer segmentation processes, food preference surveys, and custom account analysis in tandem with Senior Marketing Manager and Area Marketing Coordinator
  • Positions may or may not be filled for the current semester. If this sounds like something that would work for you and you’re interested in joining our campus team, please stop by the Sodexo dining office.


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