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Welcome to Dining Services
Welcome to Valparaiso Dining Services! With our new and improved dining program, you’ll enjoy fresh, made-from-scratch food and menus that focus on seasonal items and provide continuous selections that change throughout the day. We’re here to help you eat healthy your way.
Have your choice of a wide variety of delicious and nutritious meals, featuring local and sustainable food sources, build-your-own meal concepts, and special options for every diet, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
Every day, you’ll encounter fresh salads, mouthwatering deli sandwiches, fresh dough pizzas, hand-cut fries, home-cooked favorites, and so much more!
See quick highlights below of all the changes and click Founders Table: What’s New?
- Founders Table is converting to an All-You-Care-to-Eat dining program known as Open Access with new meal plan options to maximize value and access for our students
- A renovation to Founders Table to bring fresh, new menu concepts including allergen-conscious and healthy dining options
- Expanded and seasonal menu options for catered events
- A robust calendar of dining events, which you can learn about through our social media channels by following @ValpoDining.
Frequently Asked Questions
What meal plan options are available? An assortment of flexible plans allows you to choose one that best fits your lifestyle. Whether you’re a campus resident who eats the majority of your meals at any of our dining locations or a commuter who catches a few lunches per week at one of our campus cafés, University offers the right option for you.
Where can I use my meal plan? Meal plan swipes are used at the Founders Table for All-You-Care-To-Eat dining. Declining Balance can be used at any dining location on campus.
Who is required to purchase a meal plan? All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan. Please see below for the minimum plan required for each student. All plans can be upgraded from base requirements, and commuter students can purchase any plan.
Click Meal Plan Information for more specifics and detail