A Group of Students Working on Homework in the Dining Commons.

Dining Services

At Taylor, meal time is not just about physical nourishment—often it's also about fellowship, personal growth, and conversation around the table with your wing, sports teams, classmates, and friends. Because of this, we value intentionally providing the following spaces to do so as a part of your Taylor experience with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hodson Dining Commons

Monday-Friday DC Hours
Breakfast 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday DC Hours
Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Special Dietary Needs & Allergies

Every item that we serve in both the Dining Commons and the Boren Center Food Court will be accompanied by labels to list any of the eight major food allergens. Therefore, if an item contains soy, dairy, shellfish, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, or eggs, a special icon will be placed on that item’s label.

Our Executive Chef works closely with students who have special dietary requirements and allergies. For those with a low to moderate level of need, he works to provide specific food options that meet their needs and is available for questions and feedback.

Individuals with more serious needs can meet regularly with our chefs to be sure their needs are accommodated. In the rare case that we cannot accommodate a student’s needs within our normal dining offerings we will work with the student to provide a more individualized plan.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask any Taylor Dining Employee, contact Director of Dining Services Nathaniel Malone at 765-998-4908 or nathaniel_malone@taylor.edu, or contact Chef Mike Minch at 765-998-4710 or michael_minch@taylor.edu.

LaRita Boren Campus Center

The LaRita Boren Campus Center surrounds the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium and hosts a prime spot for studying and socializing. This new facility is the home for our student development program as well as a community space for our students, staff, parents, and alumni to gather; it also houses the Reade Ave. Market convenience store and more great destinations for meals. Students can use a percentage of their meal swipes to purchase preset combo meals from the menu offerings as well as use their Dining Dollars to have the freedom to enjoy any of the food offerings throughout the Zurcher Commons inside of the Campus Center.

In addition to grab-and-go items, the Campus Center has four different dining destinations in a food court-style setup where each functions as its own restaurant. These options include:

  • Chick-Fil-A Express (limited Chick-Fil-A menu)
  • Dashi Noodle Bar (Asian noodles, choose-your-own toppings)
  • Pie Co. (pizza)
  • Fresh, and Fresh Express (hand-tossed salads, soups, and wrap sandwiches)

Campus Center destinations have separate hours from the Dining Commons.

Campus Center Hours
Monday – Friday 10:50 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday Closed

The Jumping Bean

The Jumping Bean is Taylor's on-campus coffee shop, located at the entrance of the LaRita Boren Campus Center. Owned and operated by a Taylor alum, The Jumping Bean is committed to bringing together the Taylor community over classic and unique cafe beverages. It's also dedicated to serving high-quality coffee beans purchased from local vendors and socially responsible distributors. Most of its specialty drinks are named after campus traditions and well-known faculty. Come and check it out for yourself!

Jumping Bean Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Additional Information

  • Need Catering? Please reach out directly to our Catering Director, Stephanie Haggard, for all of your catering needs. Email stephanie_haggard@taylor.edu or call 765-998-5374.
  • Want to work with us? Creative Dining Services is always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, reliable students to add to our team! As a Creative Dining employee, you will enjoy flexible hours, free meals, culinary experience, fundamental customer service, and so much more. If you are interested in working in any of our dining areas please fill out the form below and we will contact you to discuss the opportunities with you. Apply today!