Dining at Clarion


At Chartwells, we pride ourselves on providing unique, fresh, high-quality foods every day. We offer a wide variety of options so that you never get stuck eating the same thing over and over. Dining events, specials and promotions occur throughout the semester at all of our dining locations, so keep your eyes peeled, as you don't want to miss out!

2019-2020 Meal Plans

our dining locations

Eagle Commons: 814-393-1628

Clarion University's main dining center, Eagle Commons, offers variety for every meal with its unique stations. Eagle Commons is centrally located on campus, and is a great place to grab a meal with your friends or student group.

Eagle Commons is open at the following times during regular hours of operation:*

  • Breakfast — 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
  • Lunch — 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Dinner — 3 p.m.–8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
  • Dinner — 3 p.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Brunch — 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The following stations are open every day:

Golden Diner — The Golden Diner offers comfort food that you might miss from home – fried chicken, meatloaf, pork chops, roast beef, and so much more. You'll feel right at home when you grab a bite to eat at the Golden Diner.

Italian Avenue — Who doesn't love Italian food? Italian Avenue is an Italian restaurant that has been scaled to fit every appetite. You can create your own custom pasta dish or personal pizza made right in front of you during our action station days, or enjoy specialty pasta bakes and calzones on other days.

Wood Street Deli — Wood Street Deli is the ultimate sandwich stop. We offer unique breads baked fresh in-house, a variety of lunch meats, cheeses, toppings and dressings. Create a sub, sandwich, or wrap exactly to your liking every day.

Garden Emporium — If you are looking for a healthy option, or simply a side salad for your meal, the Garden Emporium is for you! There are dozens of fresh veggies and several unique dressings out every day for you to create your perfect salad. We also offer other healthy options at this station including mixed fruit, cottage cheese, and more.

Eagle Grille — Looking for a traditional burger and fries? The Eagle Grille offers the perfect blend of traditional grill favorites and contemporary new foods. Our fries are hand cut in-house and our burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches are made-to-order. We always have something unique for you to try.

Clarion Kitchen — This station is the centerpiece for our culinary showmanship. Each day features a different performance for lunch and dinner. Some of our favorites include twisted mac and cheese, custom gyros, burrito bar, and BBQ specialties.

Custom Kitchen — The Custom Kitchen offers meals specifically made and prepared for those who are avoiding gluten. Each menu item at this station is prepared in a special area in the kitchen where it will not contact any item that does contain gluten. If you have other special dietary restrictions, please see a manager and we will be happy to prepare a dish designed around your needs.

Commons Choice/Mongolian Grill — Commons Choice, served during lunch, features a unique made-to-order option each day. This station provides international flavor and the ability to create your dish just the way you like it. The Mongolian Grill, served during dinner, is an award-winning vegetarian and healthy options station. Each Asian-inspired dish is created right in front of you exactly to your liking. There are different options available every day so you can mix it up and try something new.

Vegan Station — Our vegan station provides a hot, plant-based entrée for lunch and a different one for dinner every day. Our culinary staff has been trained by the Humane Society of the United States on vegan cooking and takes proper measures to ensure food safety.

Clarion Desserts — No meal is complete without dessert! Our dessert station offers daily homemade desserts including brownies, cookies, cakes, cheesecake, pudding, pie, donuts and anything else you can imagine. None of these things satisfying your sweet tooth? No problem, we have chocolate and vanilla soft serve as well as six flavors of Perry's hand-dipped ice cream available every single day; the perfect end to a delicious meal.

Starbucks: 814-393-1839

Need a mid-day pick-me-up or sweet treat? Starbucks is your go-to specialty beverage destination. With a menu including hot, cold and flavored teas, blended beverages, seasonal specialty drinks, traditional coffees, and cappuccinos, we have something for everyone. Our bakery selections also make Starbucks the perfect snack spot for between classes or during study breaks. We have many treats for any time of day including muffins, bagels, cake pops, cookies, brownies, croissants, donuts and so much more. Our sandwich selection includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, grilled cheese, and others for your breakfast or lunchtime meal needs. Stop in and we will make you something to fit your unique taste.

Regular Hours of Operation:*

  • 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday–Friday
  • 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Summer hours are from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.

Carlson Café: 814-393-1654

Carlson Café is the perfect place to grab a pre-study group snack or a caffeinated beverage to keep you going throughout the day. Conveniently located in Carlson Library, Carlson Café offers a wide variety of snacks and beverages. We have several specialty On-the-Go salads and wraps, Sushi Do sushi boxes, and Au Bon Pain soup for your lunchtime cravings. Or if you would rather just have a snack, we offer chips, fruit, veggie cups, granola bars, and other quick grub, while our bakery selection includes cookies, brownies, muffins, danishes, and much more.

Our beverage selection includes Peet's Coffee and Tea hot, cold, and blended drinks as well as several Pepsi products. Come by next time you need a break from your library study session.

Regular hours of operation:*

  • 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Gemmell Food Court: 814-393-2047

Gemmell Food Court is located in the heart of campus. It's a convenient place to relax, be seen, or simply to meet up with a few friends. Along with our great social atmosphere come excellent food choices for any taste. We pride ourselves on offering fresh, high-quality food with a wide variety of options every day.

Mondo Subs — High quality subs, freshly baked rolls, and homemade kettle cooked chips are only a few qualities that make Mondo Subs stand above all others. Homemade dressings, an abundance of toppings, and crisp side salads complete the meal. This concept offers an extensive menu of innovative gourmet recipes that proves to be truly refreshing. All Mondo subs are made to order with wholesome ingredients and provide great value.

Pazzelli's Pizza — Based on the popular New York City Italian restaurant, Pazzelli's offers classic Italian favorites every day. You can order your own personal pizza, or opt for pizza by the slice, a calzone, wedgie, pasta, or cheesy breadsticks.

The Daily Bite — The Daily Bite is your go-to budget option! The Daily Bite rotates to something different each day, all for under the price of a meal swipe. Some of our favorites include pizza mountain pies, reuben sandwiches, omelets and more.

The Grill — If you are looking for a tasty burger or terrific chicken sandwich, look no further. The Grill pays tribute to the ultimate burger as they are all made to order with a variety of traditional toppings. We also have specialty burgers if you want to be an adventurous eater. Additionally, you will find a myriad of grilled and breaded chicken sandwich selections all served to order just the way you like it. We also have unique seasonal limited time offers available.

On-the-Go — Need a meal but don't have time to wait? Grab a prepared salad, wrap or sandwich from our On-the-Go coolers. We also have several grab-and-go sides such as carrots and ranch, cheese cubes, celery sticks, hard boiled eggs and more so you can have a complete, balanced meal while you are on the run. On-the-Go is the perfect solution for your busy days on campus.

Sushi Do — Sushi Do is your solution to a fresh, delicious, hand-rolled sushi option on campus. Our sushi chefs come in every morning to prepare sushi dishes fresh, so you will never be eating sushi that is more than 24 hours old. Menu selections include California rolls, Philadelphia rolls, bento boxes, bowls and more.

Au Bon Pain Soups — Restaurant-quality soup served every day. Some student favorites include loaded baked potato, broccoli cheddar and chicken noodle.

Lobby regular hours of operation:*

  • 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday
  • 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday


The Gemmell at Night Express Window offers select menu items from several stations after hours. Order a pizza for you and your roommates or just grab something for yourself for dinner or a late-night snack.

Window regular hours of operation:*

  • 3 p.m.–9 p.m. Friday


The Gemmell Rotunda is located in the heart of Gemmell Student Center. There is plenty of space to hang out or have a study session. We offer two stations at this location:

Gemmell Grinds — Gemmell Grinds is a great place to grab a pastry or afternoon coffee with a friend. The menu features hot, cold, and blended Peet's Coffee & Tea beverages, fruit smoothies, and bakery items made fresh daily.

Sono Latin Cuisine — Sono celebrates Latin American cuisine and gives lunch-goers a true Latin American experience. This concept embodies the culture by combining regional ingredients and cooking styles to form a versatile menu that reflects North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Customers are given full creative control of their meals with numerous combinations available. Menu offerings include tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, salads, and tortas with toppings including specialty salsas, veggies, and more! Sono serves up vibrant Latin cuisine that is full-bodied, tantalizing, and bursting with flavor. Sono also offers traditional breakfast from 8am – 10:30am.

Regular Hours of Operation:*

  • 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

CUPcakes: 814-393-2877

CUPcakes Bakery is your go-to for all things sweet. CUPcakes offers daily homemade baked goods including muffins, cookies, donuts, cakes, pies, and more. Stop by every day and you will find something new! Need to order a cake for a birthday? Cookies for an event? Doughnuts for a class? CUPcakes has you covered with our pre-order program.

Stop by for a brochure and order form, and use your Flex to pay for your treats! CUPcakes also has fresh smoothies, snacks, Stuffed Milkshakes, ice cream to go and On-The-Go meals, salads and sides. The new Meals to Go program in CUPcakes allows students on the 19, 14, 12, 10, and 5 meals per week meal plans to use one meal swipe per meal period for a pre-packaged Meal to Go. These are refrigerated full meals with one entrée and two sides that can be heated up at CUPcakes, or can be taken back to the residence halls for later.

Regular hours of operation:*

  • 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

* Regular hours occur when fall and spring classes are in session. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please visit our hours of operation page for more information.


Clarion Dining also offers catering services. These services are available to individual students, student groups, faculty and staff members and the general public. Our menu offerings range from cookie platters, to banquet services, to appetizers, and so much more. We can accommodate events of any size or theme, on or off campus, including weddings, student group events, buffet dinners, breakfasts, and much more. 

Have questions about catering or want more information? Contact Catering at (814) 393-2212.

Last Updated 3/4/20