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Fall 2024 Student Dining Hours

  Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday - Friday 7 – 11 a.m. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 – 11 a.m. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4 – 6:30 p.m.


Late Night Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9:30 – 11 p.m.
Hours may vary for holidays and breaks.

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Student Employment

We offer an excellent opportunity to provide students with on-campus employment.

Apply online through Handshake or by filling out the Student Dining Employment Form.

Meal Plan Options

All AU meal plan prices are for one semester only and meals do not carry over from semester to semester or year to year. There is no refund on unused swipes on any of the meal plans.


How to Change Your Meal Plan

You can change your meal plan by contacting Danielle Hamilton or Fred Geib.

Note: Meal plans cannot be changed after the first two weeks of each semester.

Sick and Need a Meal?

Call 419-289-5762

Sick Tray Menus are limited to two choices: a liquid/soft diet or a bland diet.

Sick Trays must be requested by:

  • Breakfast - 7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch - 10:30 a.m.
  • Dinner - 3:30 p.m.

A friend or roommate may pick up your meal if requested by phone.

Meals To Go

Students on the Eagle or Tuffy meal plan can participate in the new “To Go” program. Students must purchase an approved green reusable container from student dining. Upon entering the student dining hall, students will receive a beverage cup and utensil packet along with their reusable container. Students can then choose their "To Go" meal from the meals offered. Cookies, brownies, ice cream and ice cream novelties are included. This program is only available in the student dining hall. Contact Fred Geib for additional information.

Student Dining Meals To Go Program

Need A Change of Pace

A group of students on the meal plan can turn in their valid ID's for a meal to go, picnic or spaghetti dinner at no charge. You can pick up a request form from the Student Dining Production Manager. All requests must be accompanied by the Meal Pick Up Contract Form and placed five days prior to the event. All valid ID numbers must be turned in two days prior to the event using this signature sheet for pickup orders.

Other Dining Locations

What is Equivalency?

Present your Eagle Card when entering the student dining hall and your meal will be deducted from your meal-plan account. Students can also use a meal swipe to eat at any of our retail locations for a value of $8.25 per transaction. Locations include Eagles' Nest, Tuffy's Smoothie Bar, Lyceum Café, Catering, Concessions, and Conard Café (located on the Mansfield College of Nursing and Health Sciences Campus).

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GrubHub pickup or delivery services are available at the Eagles' Nest and Tuffy's Smoothie Bar.
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Local Foods Program

AU is Proud to Support Locally Grown Food

Ashland University is a proud supporter of many local businesses and brands that grow, make and produce products right here in Ohio. This past year, 24% of costs associated with food for Ashland's Dining Services went to locally-based businesses.

AU uses these local vendors:

  • Smith Dairy, located in Orrville, is a local dairy producer founded in 1909. Smith‘s is one of our oldest business partners, providing fresh milk, sour cream and their premium ice cream.
  • Gerber Poultry, located in Orrville, uses no antibiotics, animal by-product feed or antibiotics in the production of their chicken. They run a humane processing center, which has been certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative. Gerber provides AU with fresh quality chicken breast served in all of our dining locations, along with whole chickens for our rotisserie station.
  • Nickles Bakery has been in operation for more than 100 years and serves seven states in the Midwest. They provide fresh breads and bagels six days a week to all our dining locations.
  • Turk Brothers Meats, located in Ashland, provides some of the beef products and all of the ground beef products used in our campus dining facilities. They opened their doors in 1961 and have expanded to include processing specialty meats, such as buffalo, goat and elk.
  • Gordon Food Service provides a wide variety of products for AU dining locations. They have grown from a small local company to a national brand that now provides distribution throughout the United States.
  • Everleaf Aquaponics, located in Shiloh, provides locally grown produce offered at our salad bar and deli.
  • Velvet View Farms, located in Big Prairie, provides yogurt items to AU’s dining facilities. The farm is home to 70 Holstein cows. Each cow has a name and provides about 3,000 gallons of milk per year, which is used to create high quality traditional and Greek Yogurt.
  • Buehler's, located in Wooster, is a local grocery chain founded by Ed and Helen Buehler in 1929. The store continues to be operated by the Buehler family today.
  • Friendly Wholesale Co., located in Wooster, provides all of the candy for the concession areas on campus.
  • Orlando Baking Co., located in Cleveland and in operation for more than 140 years, was originally founded in Italy. They currently produce more than 250 varieties of breads and rolls.
  • Hiller’s Country Market, located in Ashland, is the area's largest cake-decorating and candy-making supplier.