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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the dining room located?

In the Olsen Student Center on the second floor.

How much does each meal cost?

Breakfast - $4.35, Lunch - $7.25, Brunch - $6.35, Dinner - $8.65, & Special Event - $10.15

Who do I need to contact about getting food for an event?

Call the catering department at (712) 274-5580 for more information

How many meals can I use in one day?

Depends on your meal plan.  For 14 & 19 plans, you may only scan your card once per meal.  For 120 & 140 plans, you may scan up to 4 times per meal (for extra guests). You may get 2 sack lunches per meal on any meal plan.

I have special dietary requirements. Who do I talk to about menu options?

Our chef, Casey Benton, can be reached at (712) 274-5177 or e-mail at bentonc@morningside.edu

He will be happy to work to accommodate your needs.

I have a comment/complaint.  How do I address it?

We have a comment box in the dining room which we check periodically and post responses.  If it is a serious or urgent matter, any of our managers would be happy to listen to your concerns and will take care of the situation promptly. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for each of our managers can be found on the Meet the Team section.

I'm sick and cannot make it to the dining hall, but I still want to eat. How do I do that?

Contact our chef by phone and we will make a sick tray for you. You will need to arrange someone to pick up your meal with your ID card so we can swipe your card.

What are Flex Points?

Flex Points are additional monies which are on your ID card and can be used in all our locations. They are included with the meal plans and more can be added at any time by contacting the business office.

I lost my meal card. What next?

Stop by the tech services office (1st fl OSC) and receive a new card. You will not be able to eat in the dining hall or purchase items at Buck’s or Spoonholder with Flex Points without your ID card.

I have classes/work when lunch is served. What do I do?

You may choose to eat at a different location (Buck’s or Spoonholder) or pick up a sack lunch from the dining room between 7AM – 7PM, M-F (closed from 2:00-3:30).

What are your serving hours during the school year?

In the main dining room, our serving hours are:

Weekday Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Weekday Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Weekday Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Weekend Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Weekend Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

In our Buckingham's Snack Bar, our serving hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

In our Spoonholder Cafe, our serving hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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