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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I can usually find something to eat, though it may not always be filling. Extended dining hours and more options would be ideal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are plenty of options. It isn't always the best food, but there is variety.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not the same quality food as your mom would cook at home but that's to be expected of a college cafeteria. For the most part, the food is rather good and there are always plenty of options if you do not like a particular food type. The biggest critique I have is that the dining halls have limited hours and the weekend hours are not very accommodating.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are definitely some items that we all know are good, and we plan on going to that cafeteria to get that one item.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not bad at all!! Some of the best dining hall food around. Lots of healthy options and vegan/vegetarian alternatives.


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Food at Grove City College is a favorite campus gripe-humorously spoofed in stand-up comedy and original songs. The dining halls, Hicks and MAP cafeterias, serve a nearly identical menu provided by Bon Appetite food service. Unless students commute, they are required to purchase a 21-meal plan-a widely unpopular policy among students. However, while many students cast a suspicious eye on cafeteria entrées, the cereal options, salad bar, and dessert options make it rare for students to leave meals hungry. Weekday breakfasts at MAP cafeteria offer a wide selection of fresh fruits and a while-you-wait omelet bar. Specialty salads at lunches and carved meats or other chef specialties at dinner often save a meal and bring students much closer to the home-style cooking they inevitably miss. Soups can be good, but a note of caution is in order. Avoid soups that look, smell, and are titled in a suspiciously similar way to yesterday's casserole. Not counting your carbs? Even better. Bon Appetite does an excellent job on its breads and pastries.

If you miss a meal or need a late-night pick-up, the Geedunk (Gee) in the student union has just the thing. The newly renovated and expanded facilities offer a full bistro, grill, and pizza from an authentic wood-fired oven. The Bon Appetite company also services the student union, but the food quality is better than in the cafeterias. Chicken tender wraps are a traditional favorite with Grove City students. Grovers can be sure to get a good-tasting caffeine kick from a full range of Starbucks products sold at the Gee.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3360 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
The same full 21-meal plan is required for all students.
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
Geedunk is a snack bar in the Student Activities Center that is perfect for a quick bite or a pizza, but it does not accept the student meal plan.
Did You Know?
"Geedunk" is the word for "mess hall" on a ship, and the College's "Gee" traces its name back to a unique Navy origin. During World War II, the Navy used Grove City College facilities as training grounds for their men to learn radio signals. Ketler and Lincoln dormitories served as barracks. To honor Grove City's participation in the war, the Navy named a ship "USS Grove City Victory."

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Location: Student Activities Center (SAC)
Food: Coffee, desserts, grill, pizza, salads, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Hicks Dining Hall
Location: Hicks Dormitory
Food: Burgers, home-style dishes, sandwiches, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
MAP Dining Hall
Location: MAP Dormitory
Food: Hot entrees
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Limited hours
  • 17% Only 21-meal plan option
  • 14% No later dining option for school athletes
  • 10% A non-consistent menu
  • 10% But there's a place on campus that has longer hrs.

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 24 responses

  • 47% Buffet food
  • 32% Healthy options and variety
  • 18% Always something good somewhere
  • 3% Vegan/vegetarian options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 55% Hicks
  • 34% MAP
  • 10% GeeDunk

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 52% GeeDunk
  • 36% MAP
  • 12% HICKS


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