Dining

With a variety of locations that include eight cafés, five dining centers and five markets, ISU Dining is committed to serving its customers healthy, affordable meals that support sustainability in and out of the kitchen. ISU Dining serves as the main source of nutrition for students living on campus and also provides sustenance for staff, faculty, visitors and those living off-campus.

To meet this ever-growing demand, ISU Dining takes multiple steps to ensure that it leaves a minimal footprint related to the procurement, production and distribution of food. From offering discounts for reusable mugs to providing local non-profits with food donations, ISU Dining does its part to feed our campus and support our community using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible.

In striving to nourish a more inclusive and sustainable future for all Cyclones, ISU Dining continually looks for ways to improve its initiatives. Future goals include growing the Farm to ISU program, decreasing plastic waste and sourcing more food from the Horticulture Research Farm. However, to best serve its customers, ISU Dining is always open to feedback from those who use its services — contact dining@iastate.edu to share your voice!


"We take pride in the Farm to ISU project. Not only does it involve our students, it involves our community...We are their kitchen."

-Karen Rodekamp, ISU Dining Business and Support Services Manager