Hours of Operation

If you need to contact Dining Services please call 641-784-5152 

The Swarm Homecoming Hours

Friday - Saturday 9:00AM - 10:00PM

Sunday Normal Hours

The Swarm (Mon-Thurs. Closed 3pm-5pm)

Fall 2022 Swarm Hours unless otherwise posted.

Grilled Breakfast
Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Grilled Lunch

Monday – Friday 10:30AM – 3:30PM

Grilled Dinner

Sunday 6:00PM - 8:00PM (No Meal Exchange)

Monday-Thursday 3:30PM - 8:00PM

Late Night Snacks

Sunday-Thursday 8:00PM - 11:30PM


Taqueria Menu

Monday – Friday 10:30AM –8:00PM


The Commons:

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 7:30PM

Breakfast 7:00AM - 10:00AM

Continuous Dining 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Lunch 11:00AM - 1:30PM

Continuous Dining 1:30PM - 5:00PM

Dinner 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Saturday & Sunday

Brunch 10:30AM - 1:00PM

Dinner 4:30PM-6:30PM

Sack Lunch information is now available!

Sack Lunch information is now available on our web pages.  Simply click here!  

Dining Dollar$


What is Dining Dollar$?

  Is a declining balance on your Graceland University ID Card. This can only be used on Graceland’s Campus ensuring that your money can only be used towards food. 

What is GBuck$?

     Is a declining balance on your Graceland University ID Card. Your card can be used at various locations in Lamoni to purchase food. 

Why is this special?

     In using Dining Dollar$ you can stretch your dollar and get more food for your money. With Dining Dollar$ you get a 20% enrichment** added to your account at the time of purchase.

Why is this special?

     GBuck$ can be used at off campus locations and allowing freedom to choose. If you decide to dine on-campus GBuck$ offers a 10% discount at the register.

Who qualifies for Dining Dollar$?

Any Graceland Staff or Student can purchase and use Dining Dollar$. 



Swarm Inn
Sodexo Catering Services 
**20% enrichment is only applicable
with a minimum purchase of $40.00 


Swarm Inn
Sodexo Catering Services
Pizza Hut
Pizza Shack
Linden St. Coffee House


Food Service 3 Strikes Policy

Proper behavior is expected while using the Commons or Swarm Inn dining facilities.   A student can receive a “strike” for:   entering the dining facility without payment, theft, or any other unreasonable behavior.   Students who receive 3 strikes will have their dining privileges permanently denied with no refund given on their remaining board plan.  


1st Strike = Dining privileges temporarily suspended until the student meets with the Food Service Director.

2nd Strike = Dining privileges temporarily suspended until the student meets with the Food Service Director and the Dean of Students.

3rd Strike = Permanent loss of dining privileges with no refund given on a remaining board plan.  



Want to know the menu for the Commons or the Swarm before you arrive? Download the Everyday app. This gives you access to more nutritional information per item on the menu. 


Your go to website for ALL your Food Service Needs.  Menus, Events, Catering, Employment, it's all there!
Want to know your balance for Dining Dollar$ or GBucks? This is your website! Starting May 2, 2022, the deposit feature will be unavailable. You may make a deposit with any of our cashiers in the Swarm or Commons. 

Looking to surprise someone on campus for a big exam, special holiday, or even their birthday? Look at the surprise me package brochure that you will find located at the bottom of the catering page. We will make and deliver you package for you, all you have to do is order!