Campus Life | Dining
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
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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|Sunday-Thursday||5 to 11 pm|
|Friday & Saturday||Closed|
|Meal exchange hours|
|Sunday – Thursday||6 to 9 pm|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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: email@example.com, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Planning your Special Event at Ripon College
Contact the Food Service Department
Please contact the catering office and we will either make arrangements with you by telephone, fax, email or by appointment.
Phone: 920-748-8170 Fax: 920-748-8796 Email: email@example.com Offices Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reserving a Room
The location of the event needs to be determined prior to our servicing the event. When reserving a room in the Pickard Commons, please contact the Food Service Department at 1-920-748-8138 . When reserving the Great Hall or any other sites on campus, please contact Cindy Hutter at 1-920-748-8111, or Conference Services at 1-920-748-8164. Room set ups, tables, chairs and other equipment (web casting, conference phones, microphones, etc.) arrangements need to be made by you with the number listed above for each location. The Event Coordinator will advise you on the total number of tables needed based on your menu and guest counts.
Please allow additional time for set up prior to the start time of the event and additional time for clean up following the event when booking the room. Served Meal – 2 hours before and after. Buffet with Dining Tables – 1.5 set up and 1 hour clean up. Buffet Only – 1- hour before and after. Reception – 1 – 1.5 hours before and 1 hour after. AM/PM Break/Beverage Service – .5 hour before and after
Confirmation of Details
Within 2 business days after finalizing the details of your event, you will receive a Function Sheet confirming all the details of the event. Please carefully review all the information for accuracy and completeness; sign and fax to the Food Service Office at 920-748-8796, or return email response confirming the function sheet within 2 business days. Please include the Department Number or account number, check or payment method to be billed. ( Please see payment for further explanation)
Any requests for changes to menu items must be made at least five business days prior to the event. These changes are not considered approved until a revised Function Sheet is completed and sent to you for your approval. The revised Function Sheet needs to be signed and returned either by fax or e-mail to the Food Service Department within 1 business day.
A single entree selection is recommended for all meal functions. If a second selection is necessary, the exact number of each entree must be guaranteed 5 business days prior to the event. Special Dietary requests can be accommodated with prior notice. The higher of the entree prices will be charged for all entrees. Color-coded place cards must be placed at each setting when more than one entree has been selected.
Linens and Skirting
We will provide linens and skirting for food and beverage tables at no charge. If you would like linen to be placed on guests tables for receptions, breaks, meeting tables and boxed lunches there will be a $3.00 fee for each tablecloth. Other tables may be skirted and covered at $3.00 per tablecloth and $5.00 per skirt. The same applies to registration tables, name tag, cake table, gift table, head tables, and any additional table that will not be directly used for setup. Skirting can be done on any table not exceeding one inch in thickness. We can also provide napkins to meet your color scheme. Specialty linens are available upon request for an additional charge.
Meeting Water Sets – $10.00
We will be happy to order, receive and handle specific floral and decorative requests for an additional fee determined in accordance with your specific needs.
To ensure proper service, final guarantees of guests must be confirmed with the Food Service Department: 10 days in advance for groups under 100 people 3 weeks in advance for groups of 100 people or more While we can sometimes accommodate your needs with less lead-time, sufficient notice allows us to schedule production and staffing needs, and eliminate any late charges to you. Charges will be billed for the guaranteed number or actual attendance, whichever is higher. If a final guarantee is not confirmed, we will prepare for the estimated number and charge accordingly.
There is no charge for events cancelled at least 3 business days prior to the event. Cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to the event will be charged for costs to that point.
Cancellations made the day of the event will incur 100% of the charges.
If the College is closed due to inclement weather, all catered events will be automatically cancelled and we can assist you with re-scheduling a future date.
All catered events must have a secured payment method prior to the function. Departmental must provide a billing account number. Check & Cash are all acceptable methods of payment. Tax exempt organizations are required to submit a copy of their exemption certificate prior to the event date. Non College catering events will require a 50% deposit due 30 days prior to the event date. Required payment policy is to receive payment within 15 days of the invoice date, or late charges will occur. The following taxes are additional to the prices for non-Ripon College groups: 18% Service Fee 5% State Tax Minimum Charges & Delivery Fees
There will be a minimum $10.00 delivery fee for catering held within the Ripon College Campus. Deliveries outside the campus will be subjected to a 15% delivery fee.
Services and prices are for normal business days in accordance with the College calendar. Events scheduled on College holidays, Sunday’s or shut down periods will incur an additional labor charge.
All alcoholic beverages must be served by our personnel, and consumed in designated areas. Proof of age will be required. Sodexo reserves the right to refuse service of alcoholic beverages to any person. If alcohol is brought in by the party, the bar will be shut down immediately. Types of services are a cash bar, tab bar, cocktail service and wine service. Wine service has an additional cost of $13.60 per bartender per hour. Do NOT tip the bartenders. If the bar does not take in $70.00 per hour, a fee will be assessed to make up the difference. Fees will also be incurred if additional bars are needed.
Catering Equipment Loss
As the host of your event, you are responsible for the equipment we have provided for the service of the event. Any missing equipment or equipment/property damaged by guests will be charged to your account, at replacement cost. No holes in the walls or using tape for decorating.
Food Removal Policy
Due to health regulations, it is the policy of Sodexo that excess food items from events cannot be removed from the event site. Items purchased for pick up should be properly stored prior to the event and removed and disposed of by the host of the event.
Ripon College facilities are a smoke free environment and handicap accessible.
Sarjit Singh General Manager Office: 920-748-8169 Cell: 920-312-8088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedro Ulibarri Executive Chef Office: 920-748-8332 Cell: 920-530-9146 email@example.com
Nicole Sutton Sous Chef Office: 920-748-8332 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Christian Catering Manager Office: 920-748-8170 Cell: 920-312-8089 email@example.com
Karen Mitchelly Dining Room Supervisor Office: 920-748-8328 Cell: 920-229-6193 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanda Farr Pub Supervisor Office: 920-748-8336 Pub: 920-748-8172 email@example.com
Angel Voigt “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks Supervisor Coffee Shop : 920-748-8342
Anita Schneider The Terrace Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org Office : 920-748-8340 The Terrace: 920-748-8176