The Campus Café is located in the middle of everything – a great place to grab a meal or snack. You’ll find healthy choices that will keep you fueled all day long. There are hot specials every day for lunch and dinner, plus a salad bar, sandwich bar, soup and pizza.

Announcement - New Dining Concessionary Agreement Awarded 

Arena Food Service, Inc. has been awarded a five year concessionary agreement to be the University’s Food Service, Catering and Vending partner.  The agreement is effective July 1, 2015. Arena will replace Food Services, Inc (FSI) who has been the University’s food service partner since August 2009. Arena Food Service will provide full retail services in the GSU Café and C-Store at Prairie Place. Daily specials, themed meals and a loyalty card program will be part of the program offerings in the GSU Café. The Arena Lifestyles program featuring fresh, innovative menu creations, wholesome ingredients prepared in a healthful manner will also be one of the featured offerings in the Café. Arena Food Service, Inc has an outstanding reputation as a premier caterer for first class events and will offer a variety of tiered catering services to accommodate our catering needs on the GSU campus.  The Dining Website will be updated in late June with additional information about the 2015/2016 dining, vending and catering program at GSU.


Chef's Corner Menu (daily hot cuisine) CURRENT  

FSI Newsletter  CURRENT

Download your EAT Well ON CAMPUS app and place your order for pizza, something from the Grill or the Café Starbucks station.  Need a dozen eggs, or a pack of English muffins; fresh fruit or vegetables? Place your order on your app, use your myONECARD to pay online, then come to the Café and show the dining staff the order confirmation/receipt number on your smart phone to pick up your order at the café pick up counter.


GSU offers a Meal Plan program to ALL enrolled students.  The convenient and flexible meal plan allows you to have monies specifically available for food and beverage purchases on the GSU campus.  Students select the Meal Plan program that best meets their needs:

    SILVER PLAN: $1500/semester

    GOLD PLAN:  $1000/semester

    BRONZE PLAN: $500/semester

The cost of the meal plan is placed directly on your student account.  Students who have sufficient financial aid funds are able to pay for the meal plan like any other charge placed on their student account.  For more information about the GSU Meal Plan and to apply for a plan, click here.


Governors State University has a contract with FSI, Inc. until June 30, 2015 which provides them with exclusive right to serve and sell all on-campus food and beverages.  If you are planning an event that will be held prior to June 30, 2015 your contact will be FSI. Please review the Catering Guide below and complete a Catering Request form when you are planning a catered event. The form must be submitted in a timely manner to:  Joe Lenard, GSU Food Service Manager at or by calling 708.534.4496.  The form should be submitted five (5) business days prior to the date of the event (10 days for parties of 50 or more).

FSI Catering GUIDE

FSI Catering Request


Arena Food Service , Inc. will become the University's food service partner effective July 1, 2015 and should be contacted if you are planning a catered event that will be held AFTER June 30, 2015.  The Arena Catering Guide and Catering Requisition Form is available below.  Please email the completed requisition and your questions about Arena Catering to INFO@ARENAFOODSERVICE.COM for any catered event you are planning.

ARENA Catering Guide

Arena Catering Requisition


For vending assistance during the hours the Café is open, please call 708.534.4496 or visit Dining Services in Building D. During hours the Café is not open contact FSI at 888.513.9900 to leave your contact information and the vending concern.

C-Store @Prairie Place

The c-store provides an assortment of beverages, cereals, breakfast bars, heat and serve soups, frozen entrees, ice cream and grocery items as well as anytime snacks, gums and mints.  Toiletries and cleaning supplies are also available.  Grilled hot dogs and coffee can also be purchased. A suggestion box is available on the check-out counter for students to recommend items they would like to see sold in the c-store.



Hours of Operation



5/18- 6/30:  Mon-Thurs: 8am-7:30pm



Closed Summer