The Commons Café

MacDonald Commons

Exterior of Commons Cafe

Located near the South Campus Apartments, the Commons Café offers a rotating menu of convenient dining options for busy students. Both to-go meals and limited dine-in seating are available.

Meal Periods

  • Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Meal Pricing

  • Lunch: $13
  • Dinner: $13


You'll enter Café, swipe to pay for your meal and proceed through the line. You may select multiple items but may only make one trip through the line.


Our entrée station offers traditional dishes made from scratch. We serve fresh vegetables, homemade mashed potatoes, and sauces to complement each meal. Here you'll find classics such as stuffed peppers, meatloaf and chicken pot pie. Choose from a daily entrée with two sides, a pasta entrée or a vegan option.


The grill station offers classic grilled items, like hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as specialty sandwiches. A new special is offered each day of the week. 

Chopped Salads

We offer customizable salads featuring fresh greens, hand-cut vegetables, choice of protein and a variety of dressing options. Please note that second/double portions are not available at the chopped salad station.


Here you'll find a daily special sandwich or wrap made in house with the highest-quality roasted meats and cheeses. Freshly baked bread, locally grown produce and the freshest ingredients add the finishing touch.


Desserts are our passion! We offer freshly baked muffins and pastries to start your morning off right and homemade goodies that will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Grab and Go

The Commons Café also offers a limited selection of grab and go options for students on the move, including sushi, sandwiches and bottled beverages.

Dining Services


Elaine Langone Center, 1st floor