Campus Life

Campus Dining

At Central, our obsession with excellence reaches beyond the classroom — even as far as the food you eat. We know you aren’t interested in the same old dining-hall staples, and neither are we. Central Market overthrows the ordinary, giving you a high-value experience and the foods you crave.

Our sustainable food program incorporates locally grown and produced ingredients whenever possible. We believe it’s good to know where our food comes from, so local farmers spend time on campus educating you about their operations.

Check out some of our favorite ingredients:

And don’t forget about special events! About once a month, you’ll enjoy a special dining experience, including tailgates, Halloween lunches, holiday dinners and All Iowa Day meals.

Dietary Accommodations

We’ll work with you to make sure our food meets your needs. Our staff dietitian reviews all meals and items served to generate nutrition information. We provide a separate menu for students who need meal accommodations such as allergen-related foods and gluten intolerances.

Contact or visit Central Market for more information.


Fuel up at the Geilser Cafe.