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Dining and Residence Living

Convenient dining options can be found on each Penn State campus.

Here's the scoop.

Yes, we have ice cream, courtesy of Penn State's legendary Berkey Creamery.

But there's more to food services at Penn State than just dessert. 

Dining commons offer made-to-order specialties and a variety of food stations. Food courts provide convenient grab-and-go choices. Cafeterias serve up daily specials. And cafes are great spots for a quick bite or snack.

Special occasions throughout the year are marked with special dinners in on-campus dining areas. Menus have included shrimp, prime rib, rack of lamb, fresh grilled asparagus, creme brulee, and tiramisu.

On a special diet? Penn State Food Services prides itself on being responsive to vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, and other dietary requests.

Eat up. Eat well. And save room for dessert.

Dining at other Campuses

Campuses without housing have cafeterias or cafes centrally located on campus.

Other campus food options:

  • Penn State Abington: Campus cafeteria in Lares Building
  • Penn State Brandywine: The Lion's Pit, a cafeteria in the Commons/Athletic Center
  • Penn State DuBois: The Lion's Den Cafe in the Hiller Building
  • Penn State Fayette: The Bird's Nest cafeteria in the Community Center
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley: The Lion's Den Cafe