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Options for Dining on Campus

World cuisine, local ingredients – unique dining experiences, delicious meals, convenience, and value. Welcome to Cornell Dining. You're the audience we love to please!

And the food's great, too:

  • professionally trained culinary staff, including six certified executive chefs and six graduates of the Culinary Institute of America
  • extraordinary variety — from burgers and grinders to sushi and salad bars
  • authentic ethnic selections-Mexican, Asian, Thai, Indian, Fusion
  • gourmet vegan and vegetarian options
  • delicious OU-Certified kosher food

Cornell has been ranked among the top ten colleges and universities in the country for best campus food. We have occupied this position within the Princeton Review's survey for seven consecutive years.

Convenience and Variety

From 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. each day, there is always a Cornell Dining location open where you can use your meal plan benefits for a complete sit-down meal, a deli sandwich, sushi to go, or just a latte between classes. With more than 29 dining options on campus offering a huge variety of menu selections, you'll never have to worry about where to eat.

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary requirements or preferences—for health, medical, allergy, religious, ethical, or lifestyle reasons—we have the selections you're looking for. Students following vegetarian, vegan, kosher, Halal, Muslim, Seventh-day Adventist, and other diets will find delicious dining options all over campus. Cornell Dining staff members work closely with Cornell's Office of Student Disability Services to provide appropriate menus for students with food allergies and medical conditions.


Cornell Dining is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. That's why we've increased the percentage of locally grown food we serve, introduced composting and trayless dining in most of our dining rooms, and are moving toward 100 percent compostable packaging and utensils for our take-away items. A campus favorite is our Annual Fall Harvest Dinner, where students can sample local foods and meet the farmers who provide the locally produced fruit, vegetables, and beef served by Cornell Dining.

Dining with us is more than a meal — it's a vital part of the Cornell experience.

For questions about Cornell Dining, please contact us at 607.255.8581 or

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