Best wishes for an enjoyable and rewarding academic year from your dining services staff. Sodexo offers a variety of nutritious menu options combined with personalized service for a pleasant dining experience.

Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a food service program designed with you in mind. The University’s Dining Program requires all students living in the residence halls to participate in the meal plan. This meal plan offers continuous dining throughout the week with identified meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner hours weekly in the Wesley’s Cafe. Three meals each day Monday through Friday and Two meals each day on Saturday and Sunday. We have designed a meal plan that will maximize your choices. A rotation of daily menu selections will be featured in the Cafeteria. There are a variety of options available for non-resident diners.


Policies and procedures must be followed to maintain an effective and efficient dining program. We invite you to select and eat what you like in the dining hall; however, due to government health regulations, removal of food, glassware, utensils, and china is not permitted without the express permission of the Food Service Director. The Health Department requires shirts and shoes to be worn in the dining facilities at all times.
Friendly/Fresh/Fit Healthy menu items are part of Sodexo Company’s Dining Program. We focus on caring for your health with our tastefully healthy recipes which in turn helps you make sensible choices about what you eat. Tasty Healthy Options are available in all our dining services locations (Tastefully Selections are reduced in fat, or calories, or sodium, or cholesterol.)
All residential students enrolled at IW are required to purchase an All Access Continuous Dining Meal plan to eat in the University dining hall. This meal plan allows unlimited access to meals throughout each day. All meals are consumed within the dining hall. Students with special dietary needs prescribed by a physician should consult with the Food Service Director at the DIning Hall. Students can fill out a form at the Office of Student Development if they feel that their needs cannot be met by Sodexo. The University will attempt to give special consideration to those students whose recognized religion requires a special diet.
Students with meal plans will have a bar code placed on their Iowa Wesleyan ID card. You will present your ID at the entrance to the dining hall where the scanned barcode allows your entrance according to your meal plan.
Students must present their ID card in order to eat in the dining hall. There will be no admittance without a current barcode/student ID card. Meal cards are not transferable and only the owner of the meal plan may use it. If you have lost or misplaced your ID you must contact the IT department on campus immediately. There is a replacement card fee.


The dining hall is located upstairs in the Student Union. Meals in the dining hall include traditional entrees, grilled favorites, rotation of specialty bars, salad and sandwich bars, desserts, ice cream, beverages, etc. These meals are “all-you- care-to-eat” while you are in the dining hall.

Weekly Menu’s Weekly menus are posted online on the IW website, dining services section.

Sick Trays
To receive a sick tray, a friend or your roommate must bring your meal ID card and approved authorization stating that you are ill and unable to attend the meal.

To-Go Options
No time to eat? To-Go Boxes are available through Sodexo for a one-time cost. The box is reusable which is cleaned and sanitized by the Sodexo staff and can be traded out each visit it is used.


  • Monday to Friday 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Hot Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
  • Dinner: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Weekends & Holidays 11am – 6:30pm

  • Brunch 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

During off meal times reduced meal stations will be available such as continental breakfast, sandwich and salad bars


The Chadwick Cafe located in the Library offers a selection of fresh grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and snacks, microwavable entrees, frozen items, bottled beverages and Caribou Coffee. You may make purchases with cash, credit cards, or commuter meal plan dining dollars.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

*All hours are subject to change

Student Employment

Sodexo employs students during the school year. Working with food service can provide an opportunity for informal education and on-the-job experience. If you’re interested in a position, please contact the Foodservice Director’s office

Catering Services

Catering Service Wedding receptions, banquets, club meetings, teas or other special occasions! Any on campus functions can be served. Just call the Food Service Office. We can accommodate your catering needs from a personalized Birthday cake to an elaborate dinner. For information and menus, call the dining services office at 319.385.6348 or email us at [email protected]