All About Val

Valentine Dining Hall, well known throughout the college as “Val”, is the gathering place of our campus community. Our mission in Val and dining services as a whole is to provide our students an exceptional dining experience with a commitment to fresh, and sustainable food. At Val, students enjoy breakfasts, lunch, and dinners crafted from fresh and sustainable ingredients.

Our menus are globally diverse, offering the best of the seasons while nourishing a variety of tastes and dietary needs. The inclusive meal plan offers students unlimited use of Val services during the hours of operation.

If you have any suggestions, special requests or specific dietary needs, please feel free to come by the main office between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday or call ext. 2220 to make an appointment. The Department of Dining Services Main Office is located on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Filling out an online suggestion box, or leaving a comment card in Val are both great forums to voice your thoughts and needs. Please include our name and/or phone number if you would like us to contact you.

The daily and weekly menus are available on the Web as well as being posted at the entrance to Valentine Dining Commons.


Food Stations


Providing for your breakfast, lunch and dinner dining needs, are the dishes enjoyed from our “Traditions” Station. Comfort foods from throughout the world are showcased here.  You'll find many of your favorites and enjoy new experiences in dishes skillfully prepared and offered by our Culinary and Service Teams.

Salad Bar

Our salad bar greets you daily with a vast variety of fresh, seasonal soups, salads and deli sandwich choices.  Fresh, local ingredients compose our offerings, you can find vegetarian favorites such as house-made hummus, quality offerings of deli meats and cheeses for sandwich needs, hot soups from our kitchen and fresh baked desserts.  Don't forget our Sunrise Smoothie Bar in the morning!


Offering freshly prepared cheese and pepperoni pizzas and Chef’s daily specials. Cheese-less and sauce-less are available upon request. We love trying new recipes, so bring us your ideas!

The Lighter Side

The menu offerings served on [The Lighter Side] station are made to accommodate your health conscious lifestyle and dietary choices. Fresh, seasonal and local ingredients are crafted, with respect to balanced options and wellbeing.  Simple and natural is our approach to the dishes you'll find here.

Pasta & Val Extras

This station provides a selection of daily specials during lunch and a Pasta Bar with a variety of pastas and sauces during the dinner meal.

Allergen Friendly Area

Customers that dine with sensitivities to certain foods may find comfort in our Allergen Friendly Area.  Dairy replacements, "Gluten Free" friendly items and much more are located here for your dining pleasure.