The GSU 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.
Arena Food Service, Inc. is the University's Food Service, Catering and Vending partner. Arena provides full retail food services in the GSU Café and C-Store at Prairie Place
In addition to everyday favorites, the GSU Café will feature a full line of daily specials, themed days and a loyalty card program. Through the Arena Lifestyles initiative, healthier menu options will be featured that are prepared in a wholesome manner.
Dining and Menu Information
- Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: Closed
C-STORE @ PRAIRIE PLACE
The C-Store @ Prairie Place provides an assortment of beverages, cereals, breakfast bars, heat and serve soups, frozen entrees and grocery items as well as anytime snacks, gums and mints. Toiletries and cleaning supplies are also available. Fresh brewed coffee, fresh popped popcorn and specials items will be offered.
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.
C-Store (Prairie Place) Hours
- Monday – Friday: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday: 5 – 9 p.m.
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 can select the Meal Plan program that best meets their needs:
- GOLD PLAN: $1500/semester
- SILVER PLAN: $1000/semester
- BRONZE PLAN: $500/semester
The cost of the meal plan is placed directly on your student account. Resident students are assigned a Meal Plan according to their housing type. Students who have sufficient financial aid funds are able to pay for the meal plan like any other charge placed on their student account.Apply for Meal Plan
Should the need arise for vending assistance during the hours the Café is open, please call 708.235.7433 or visit Dining Services in Building D. During hours the Café is not open please either leave a message at 708.235.7433 or email email@example.com. Please provide your contact information, your vending concern and machine location.
Arena Food Service, Inc. is proud to offer a wide range of catering options to satisfy any event need. Their dedicated event personnel are happy to assist you and your group in planning your event to provide the perfect culinary and event compliments to your event.
In an effort to encourage advanced planning for upcoming meetings and events which require catering services, our food service partner, Arena Food Service, Inc., has developed an Advanced Booking Discount program for catered events. To qualify your event for the Advanced Booking Discount, you must submit your completed event requisition via email to the Catering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to your event. The Advanced Booking Discount will be automatically applied to your final invoice. In order to retain the Advanced Booking Rate discount, your event specifications and plans must not experience a material change in event parameters (menu, timing, service requirements), closer than 5 days prior to the event. The Interim Services Catering Guide lists both the standard rates as well as the Advanced Booking Discount rate.
For more information about the timeline associated with booking an event, please review the GSU Booking Timeline.
Once you have your date set, please email a copy of the Arena Catering Requisition form to email@example.com. The catering requisition form has space to provide your thoughts on the services desired. However, Arena's Catering staff are happy to provide suggestions and work with you to finalize your selections for your catered event.
Arena has also created a Student Budget Catering Service Program for enrolled students and Recognized Student Organizations. Events utilizing the menu items in the Student Budget Catering Guide receive a reduced price for these menu items. Hosts utilizing Student Budget services pick up the products and supplies from the cafe during normal business hours. To learn more, please review the Interim Services Catering Guide
ADVERTISING IN THE CAFÉ
There are a limited number of tables available for use for table-tent advertising in the Café. Please refer to the Table Tent Guidelines for details.
If you're interested in table-tent advertising, please submit a Table Tent Reservation Request. Complete the form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 days prior to the desired date for posting.
COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK
Your feedback and comments are very important to the success of the GSU dining program. There are many ways you can provide comments, concerns, commendations and recommendations. Please choose the most convenient and comfortable method of contact:
Speak directly with the GSU Food Service Director
Fill out a comment card located in both the GSU Café and C-Store at Prairie PlaceComplete an On-line Survey and Comment Card