Fall Reopening Dates

If you need to contact Dining Services please call 641-784-5333  

The Swarm

Open 8:30am to 2:30pm August 3rd through 7th

Closed August 8th and 9th

Then open again 8:30am to 2:30pm August 10th through 14th

Open August 15th Sat. – 9am-3pm

Open August 16th Sun. – 6pm-11:30pm


August 17th though November 24th:

Grilled Breakfast
Monday-Friday 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Grilled Regular Menu
Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM



Monday – Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM


The Commons:

August 13th through November 24th:

Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Weekend Brunch: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Dinner: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM




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 
Freddie's Cafe
**20% enrichment is only applicable
with a minimum purchase of $40.00 


Swarm Inn
Freddie's Cafe
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.  


Spring 2020 Food Service Hours

Looking for todays menu? 
All our menus are now available in our BITE by Sodexo App
(Free app is available for download in the Apple App Store
and on Google Play.  Search BITE by Sodexo)
COMMONS--HOT Meal Times:
Monday thru Friday  
Breakfast 7:30am - 9:00am
CLOSED for SANITATION 9:30am-10:30am
Lunch 11:00am - 1:30pm
CLOSED for SANITATION 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Dinner 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 10:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Newcom Swarm
Monday  thru Friday
7:30am-11:30pm (Meal Exchange Breakfast 7:30am - 10:29am, Lunch 10:30am - 3:29pm & Dinner 3:30pm - 8:00pm)
10:30am-11:30pm (Meal Exchange Lunch 10:30am - 3:29pm & Dinner 3:30pm - 8:00pm)
Saturday & Sunday (No Meal Exchange on Weekends)
Freddie's Café Hours:
Monday  thru Friday
Temporarily Closed till further notice
Saturday & Sunday


Your go to website for ALL your Food Service Needs.  Menus, Events, Catering, Employment, it's all there!
Want to know what Meal Plan you have, your balance in Flex Points, GBuck$, etc.?  Need to make a payment to your GBuck$ online?  This is your website!