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We've heard your feedback on this fall's menus!

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we got Cornell Dining up to speed this semester! We focused this summer on five key initiatives to keep everyone safe and healthy, and at first that meant simplifying our menu offerings and offering the same menus across campus to minimize the temptation to travel too much between dining rooms. We've definitely heard your feedback this past month, including your desire for a little more variety in each dining room, but also for a little more variety between dining rooms.
We have a few additions in the works, including ice cream available at more meals, more fish and other protein variety, and clean protein like plain grilled chicken available so you can build entrée salads and more. We're also rotating our menus a little differently across campus, so for example RPME and North Star won't have the same menus on the same days, and Jansen's Dining Room and Becker House Dining Room will have one menu while the rest of West Campus dining rooms will have a different one, rather than all five offering the same dishes at once.

We still expect you to help keep everyone safe by washing your hands before you come to our eateries, using hand sanitizer at the door, wearing your mask except while seated to eat and drink, and not coming into campus buildings if you're feeling sick.
Use OpenTable to reserve a dine-in seat or a takeout time slot, and take advantage of our satellite meal pickup locations to grab a satisfying lunch or dinner on the go. (Our satellite locations no longer require you to pre-order your meal the day before! Your lunch or dinner can be ready for you to pick up in just three minutes after you order on GET.)
Check for each day's menus and hours at each of our dining rooms and our other locations around campus, and take advantage of the new options as an opportunity to try a Cornell Dining eatery you haven't been to before.
Risley Dining Room remains our go-to location for certified gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree-nut-free meals, and 104West! offers certified kosher meals. (All of the ice cream and toppings at the Cornell Dairy Bar are always kosher, as well!)
We appreciate your feedback so far this semester, and we hope you'll enjoy what you see from Cornell Dining in the coming weeks.

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review's top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates 29 on-campus eateries -- which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores -- and serves more than 23,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit

Two food service staff standing behind a food counter wearing masks
Jean and King Tang at North Star Dining Room.