Main Dining Center



Monday through Friday*:

Breakfast …………..........7:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch……………............10:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.**
Dinner……………............5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Sunday Brunch……….....Noon–1:30 p.m.

Open between meal times for snacks and beverages.

*All hours of operation are subject to change at any time.

**Selections may be limited during lunch after 2:00 p.m.

Located on the second floor of the Billy Graham Community Life Commons, our main dining center offers a number of different stations—wood fired pizza, pasta, global, grill, comfort, vegetarian and gluten-free options, salad bar, beverages, desserts, ice cream, and more.

Campus dining operates with three goals in mind:

Nutrition: The Christian’s body is the temple of God and functions best when physical needs are met through a carefully planned, balanced diet.

Excellence: Committed to excellence in the complete dining experience, Northwestern seeks to provide professionally prepared foods using fresh ingredients that are flavorful and sometimes adventurous. Foods are presented in a colorful, tasteful, appetizing manner, and nutritious well-balanced meals are a high priority.

Fellowship: Sharing meals and snacks together provides a rich setting for students to build relationships with one another. Campus dining seeks to enhance students’ fellowship by providing a clean, warm, uplifting atmosphere in the dining room area.


From the north:
Follow I-35E South to Hwy. 36 West. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the south:
Follow I-35W North to Hwy 36 East. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the east:
Follow Hwy 36 West to Snelling Ave North. At the third stop light, Lydia Ave, turn left.

From the west/northwest:
Follow I-494/I-694 East to Snelling Ave and exit South. At the first stop light, Lydia Ave, turn right.

From the airport by car:
Follow I-494 west to I-35W north to Hwy 36 east. Exit on Snelling Ave north. Turn left at the third stoplight, Lydia Ave.


The nearest parking lot is Lower Riley (Lot E) or Lakefront Parking (Lot F).


This location is accessible to wheelchairs, and has handicap door buttons at every entrance.

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