Dining Services

All that pioneering is bound to make you hungry. Good thing you’re at Carroll. With so many options—from a cozy café, where you can relax over a latte to the Gert Ullsperger Main Dining Room (MDR), where you can share a meal with friends—you’ll never lack choice at Carroll. All you need to do is select the convenient meal plan that works best for you.

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Dining Services

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The All-Access Platinum Plan

We offer a variety of meal plans so you can pick the one that best fits your schedule and eating habits. Even if you don’t live on campus, we offer convenient plans that satisfy your appetite and help you make the most of your budget.

Food Allergy or Special Diet?

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Carroll University Dining Services supports students who have a food allergy by providing them with the information and knowledge necessary to make informed food choices in our dining areas. We work together to provide reasonable arrangements so that students can participate in the campus dining experience safely. Please visit the Dining Services office on the main floor of the Campus Center for more information, or set up a confidential meeting with the Dining Services director to help us better understand your specific dietary concerns. 

Our G8 Station in the MDR is dedicated to providing daily offerings of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, and health snack options. G8 menu options are always prepared without the eight most common allergens: peanuts, tree, nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, wheat and gluten. In addition, staff are trained in food allergen awareness and use precautions in food preparation.

A Commitment to Sustainability

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Reusable To-go Container Program
Get your reusable to-go container to help reduce waste and encourage thoughtful use of resources. All new students receive a free token to exchange for a to-go container, or one may be purchased for $5. Use the container for any meal and simply bring back the rinsed container to the MDR to exchange for a clean one – or a token to be redeemed during your next visit. All containers are washed and sanitized in the dish room.
Dining Services has a long-standing commitment to protect the environment. Through a variety of innovative programs and policies, we work closely with the community to reduce the impact that our operations have on the world around us. Our focus on recycling, resource conservation and waste reduction not only helps us operate more efficiently, but it also lets us ensure that the resources we use today will be available for future generations.

Every day we strive to make a difference in the lives of our guests by offering healthy food options. Just as we are dedicated to our guests, we're also dedicated to social responsibility and sustainability: 
  • Eco-Friendly Catering—We choose bamboo – naturally eco-friendly and biodegradable – for catering events to reduce our carbon footprint and live a greener lifestyle. 
  • Local Partners—We support many local farms within 150 miles of campus. 
  • Skip the Straw Campaign—We've joined the straw-less movement to reduce the usage of plastic straws on campus. Paper straws are available upon request. 
  • Pioneers Reuse To-Go Containers—The Reusable To-go Container Program has recently been expanded, and includes to-go containers for the MDR, as well as cups that can be used in the MDR, Stone Creek Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Crave at Carroll.

Dining Options 

Bring Your Appetite

Dining Services offers many convenient dining options each with varying hours of operation. Choose to enjoy early morning coffee or grab a late-night snack, with overall service hours ranging between 7 a.m. and midnight. Operating hours may vary around holidays and break periods. 

Gert Ullsperger Main Dining Room (MDR)


The focus is on fresh ingredients in the Gert Ullsperger MDR, where you’ll find eight food court-style food stations. Among your choices are: brick oven pizzas, built-to-order sandwiches, a soup and salad bar, ice cream and dessert station, full breakfasts and a main entrée that changes daily.


Grill Nation, Red Mango and Einstein Bros. Bagles offer quick food and extended hours in the lower level of the Campus Center. Menus include everything from burgers and fries to smoothies and fro-yo, and feature the best parts of Einstein Bros. Bagels.

An array of food available at Crave. Crave at Carroll

Crave at Carroll features a multi-menu experience focused on bowls, greens, breakfast and coffee. This restaurant is located on the main level of Frontier Hall and offers outside seating in nice weather.

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This cozy café is located in the Ganfield Browsing Room inside the Todd Wehr Memorial Library. It’s a great place to chill and enjoy a chai tea or latte with a variety of bakery and other treats. Hang by the fireplace or enjoy nice weather on the outdoor terrace.

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In a hurry? Gert's Grab 'n Go, located just outside the MDR, is your source for convenience items, coffee or snacks on the go!

Campus Grandma

Gert Ullsperger served our campus for more than five decades prior to her passing in January of 2021. Gert welcomed every student with warmth and kindness. To say that she is a Carroll legend is an understatement. The MDR was renamed in Gert's honor in 2018, to celebrate her dedication to Carroll and her love for the students. 

Learn More

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Tater tot casserole and pasta bar are MDR favorites.
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Carroll University Office of Dining Services
dining@amrop-me.com  |  262.524.7347  |  Located on the lower level of the Campus Center, office B20. 


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