Food service area in Cowan Dining Commons


At Centre you’ll enjoy fresh, made-from-scratch food and flavors that are handcrafted and personally designed by the chefs at Parkhurst Dining.

Meal plans are an important part of a student’s lifestyle, whether you are an incoming first-year student or a returning upperclassman. Our goal is to match each and every student with the perfect meal plan that meets and exceeds your expectations. These plans give our guests total control and flexibility, along with the best value for their dollar. 

Sample foods available through Centre dining options

The recipes prepared by Parkhurst Dining come to life every day in our kitchens using the best ingredients, prepared in the freshest ways possible. Have your choice of a wide variety of delicious and healthy meals, featuring local and sustainable foods, build-your-own meal concepts and special options for every diet. We’re excited for you to try our food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients!

Centre students eating in Cowan Dining Commons

Buffet-Style Traditional Dining

Cowan Dining Commons

Located within the Roush Campus Center, Cowan is the main dining commons for Centre students, faculty, and staff.

Centre students dining at the Hall of Fame Cafe

Fast-Casual Dining and Beverages

Hall of Fame Cafe

Located in Sutcliffe Hall, the Hall of Fame Café features made-to-order entrees alongside your favorite Starbucks beverages. The Hello Bistro Express has something for everyone!

Centre students ordering food at Einstein Brothers Bagels

Food on the Go

Einstein Bros.® Bagels

Your neighborhood bagel shop is conveniently located adjacent to the campus Library in Crounse Hall. Here you'll find freshly baked bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coffee, and more. Einstein Bros.® Bagels is part of Panera® Brands and features Panera Bread® and Caribou Coffee®.

Information about dining and meal plans