Dining & Catering

Dining & Catering

Food is fuel, food is community, food is an essential part of your everyday routine — and Campus Dining & Catering gives you countless options to ensure you love and are nourished by what you eat.

Learn about our dining facilities, meal plans and other options on campus, or turn to Clarksondining.com for menus, hours of operation and information on wellness, allergens, sustainability, events and more.

Let's Eat!

From the early morning to late at night, find a meal waiting for you at one of our dining facilities. (Listed hours of operation are valid during the academic year. Hours vary when classes are not in session.)

Students who may need medically related accommodations for dining should contact the Office of Accessibility Services through their webpage or via email.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about meal plans, dining options, food allergies or anything else relating to dining or catering, let us know.

Email: beth.gooder@sodexo.com 
Phone: 315-268-2061

On-Campus Dining Options

Students in an on campus eatery

Ross-Brooks (RoBro) Dining Hall

Ross-Brooks Dining Hall (RoBro) is Clarkson’s only all-you-care-to-eat dining destination. Located between Ross House and Brooks House. Find comfort food favorites, vegan and vegetarian offerings, a salad bar, a deli, pizza and a grill. The award-winning Simple Servings menu prepares food free of the top seven allergens.

Payment: Meal equivalency (board or block meals), DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–8:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 9 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.

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Student Center Servery

Find fresh, fast meals available all day, including our signature late-night menu. Features soups, salads, paninis, pasta, tacos, grilled items and more. Located on the second floor of the Student Center.

Payment: Meal equivalency (board or block meals), DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Sunday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

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Made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, fresh bagels or pre-made grab-and-go options. Features DeIORIOS Pizza and Tractor Slushies. Located on the first floor of the Student Center.

Payment:  DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Deli: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
DeIORIOS: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Located in the ERC building. Find Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea, Simply to Go items, parfaits, fruit cups, fresh baked goods and more.

Payment: DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Students studying in the Concrete Cafe

Concrete Café

On-the-go options such as Mountain Grove Coffee, a soup of the day and Simply to Go offerings such as salads, wraps, parfaits, bagels and more. Located on the 3rd floor of the Science Center.

Payment: DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Distefano's Family Cafe

Featuring Stacked Subs & Salads, the Carving Board and Knight's Table Grill. Enjoy specialty carved meats, subs, burgers, gyros, signature garlic parmesan fries and more. Located in the Cheel Campus Center.

Payment: Meal equivalency (board or block meals), DB, Knight Card, CC

Hours: Monday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Meal Plan Options

Maybe you never miss breakfast. Or, perhaps you're good with one big meal a day, or you're going to handle most of your cooking yourself. Whatever your appetite, select a meal plan through Campus Dining & Catering that satisfies your preferences and schedule. Students who do not reside in apartments are required to be on a full-service meal plan.

Block meals: Use these meals any time at RoBro or any participating campus location.

Board meals: Some plans include a weekly allowance of meals; use these at RoBro or any participating campus location. Your weekly counter resets every Saturday.

Declining balance (DB): Meal plans carry an allowance that can be used anywhere on campus. Your allowance is good throughout the entire academic year and can be re-loaded.


(formerly The Golden Knight) 

21 board meals a week (counter resets weekly) + $25 in DB. Provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Recommended for incoming first-year students.


(formerly The All Northern) 

200 block (anytime) meals + $75 in DB. On average, this plan provides two meals a day, five days a week.


(formerly Platinum Dining) 

150 block meals + $225 in DB. On average, this plan provides 10 meals a week.


(formerly The Sandstoner)

Seven board meals a week (counter resets weekly) + plus 50 block meals + $275 in DB.


(formerly Emerald Dining)

Five board meals a week (counter resets weekly) + 20 block meals + $425 in DB.


(formerly The Pioneer)

50 block meals + $500 in DB. Available only to students living off campus or in on-campus apartments and townhouses. Meals and DB on this plan can be rolled over from fall to spring by contacting the Residence Life Office. If you run out, you can purchase it again.

On-Campus Catering

If you're hosting an event on campus, turn to Sodexo for catering. From coffee service to an elegant buffet, we're ready to serve you. Please email Catering Manager Jacob Bentz at jacob.bentz@sodexo.com to learn how we can make your event memorable.

Simple Servings, Simply Safe

If you have food allergies, you shouldn't have to worry about staying safe while eating well. Our Simple Servings program, available in RoBro, provides foods made without the seven most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs.

If you have special dining needs, let us know: we'll talk to you about your options and even introduce you to a dietitian who can develop a custom plan.

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