To maintain physical distancing, the capacity of the Gerber Dining Center has been limited. The occupancy counter is green when there is plenty of space, yellow when it's nearly full, and red when at capacity. Use the counter to find times when you won't need to wait in line.
Changes due to COVID-19
Dining Services are restricted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Everyone will need to show their Campus Clear status when entering the Gerber Dining Center and during other transactions associated with food services.
Also, check the dining center occupancy counter to avoid lines. Under the current COVID Alert Level 3, the occupancy level has been lowered from 50% to 35% capacity. If the capacity is at 35%, you will not be able to enter until some students leave.
We recommend grab-and-go options to promote physical distancing. These will be increased in the Gävle Room and at the Greens Creations salad bar in the Gerber Dining Center. Both these locations feature a daily hot option as well.
Contactless dining, as much as possible, will be used. The typical self-serve, buffet-style dining will be replaced by food served by staff.
Cashier stations at all locations will accommodate contactless ID and credit card swipes rather than a transfer from student to cashier.
Students will be expected to wear masks in the dining center until they sit down to eat their meals. Students can eat in the dining center, in groups of six people or less.
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Whether you want to enjoy a sit-down dinner with friends or grab a quick burger on your way to class, you’ll find what you want to eat at Augustana.
Augustana’s main dining hall in The Gerber Center for Student Life has individual marché stations to serve fresh, fast and made-to-order options. Choose from Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mexican food. Also vegetarian, soups and salads, seafood, burgers and sandwiches, desserts — and a variety of other dishes, depending on the day.
The Gerber Center dining room offers a four-week rotating menu. These menus are created at the beginning of each academic year by our talented staff.
Daily menus accommodate preferences and requirements for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal foods.
Dining services also uses produce and meats from our on-campus Augie Acres and local farms, uses biodegradable containers, and partners with local growers to compost food waste.
Another great part about the dining center? It’s right upstairs from the Tredway Library and the Learning Commons, so you can break for a meal in the middle of your studies.
If you’re in the Gerber Center and just need a quick latté and bagel, you’ll find pastries, grab-and-go food and coffee drinks (and an outdoor patio) in the Brew by the Slough. The Brew also provides a great setting for live performances by students and local musicians and comedians.
The Westerlin Market in Westerlin Residence Hall sells snacks and other quick needs every day and night of the week, and Gus' Snack Bar offers sandwiches and lighter fare for students hanging out in the Brunner Theatre Center, or just passing through.
Meal plans, credit and debit cards, cash, checks and Viking Bucks are accepted at all locations