You will consistently get mixed reviews about the food on campus. Ripon's food service is Sodexo, and while the company has a great staff, the food and quality are a bit inconsistent. However, Sodexo is good about taking suggestions and comments, and making changes. It's also willing to accommodate special requests and eating habits. Vegans and vegetarians can request special meals in the Commons.
There are a few different places to eat at on campus. The Commons, which is the cafeteria with buffet-style eating, is probably the most popular. This place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, with the exception of Sunday when it has brunch and dinner. One swipe of your card, and you can eat as much as you want. There is a wide variety, including sandwiches, soups, salads, healthy options, traditional meats, casseroles, veggies, grill food, cereal, desserts, fruit, and pizza. You can find something under each of these headers almost every time you go to the Commons. The Pub is another place to eat; it has grill food like burgers, chicken nuggets, and fries, in addition to à la carte items like candy bars, chips, sandwiches, and salads among other things. The Terrace is open in the evenings, and stays open later to accommodate students who work late or have late practices. It's a pizza and sub place with the option of room delivery. Lastly, there is a Starbucks on campus, which has drinks and bakery items available, as well as yogurt, water, and juices.