Hours of Operation

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

The Swarm

Fall Semester 2024 Hours unless otherwise posted.


Fall 2024 Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-10:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm

Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm


Grilled Station

Breakfast: 9:00am-10:29am

Lunch: 10:30am-3:29pm

Dinner: 3:30pm-7:59pm

Late Night Snacks: 8:00pm-10:00pm



Lunch: 10:30am-3:29pm

Dinner: 3:30pm-8:00pm


The Commons:

Fall Semester Hours unless otherwise posted.


2024-25 Academic Year Hours


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.  


Everyday App

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. Once Downloaded search Graceland University, as we do not have a QR code at this time.


Your go to website for ALL your Food Service Needs.  Menus, Events, Catering, Employment, it's all there!

You can make a Dining Dollars or GBucks deposit or check your balance at this website.


Use the link for all your catering needs. Flavours is our simplified ordering menu for both pick up and delivery. Our Square Tomato menu is for catering on a budget, and is pick up only. Other options are available if you contact our Catering office at 641-784-5331 or catering@graceland.edu