Dining Services

The Marketplace Dining Hall and The Spencer Grill, both located in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, and The Global Cafe, located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Center (HSSC), provide for the campus’ dining and nutritional needs. The award-winning Marketplace offers a diverse menu to students, campus community members, and guests.  The Spencer Grill serves a variety of beverages, fresh bakery, other snacks, and made-to-order items. Grinnell Dining’s culinary staff also offers full catering services, from informal coffees to large banquets and receptions.

Photo of Chef tossing wok with red and yellow peppers

Dining Services is Hiring!

Join our professional culinary department focused on local and scratch-made food, sustainable practices, and employee career development. Full- and part-time career positions are available.

Dining Options

Student's laughing while dining

Pricing and Plans

The last day to make changes to meal plans for fall 2023 term is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.

Students dining at NSO campus picnic


During the academic year, the Marketplace is open:

  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., and 5–7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5–8 p.m. (no breakfast)

During the academic year, the Spencer Grill is open:

  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

During the academic year, the Global Cafe is open:

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Closed

Contact Information


Joe Rosenfield Center
1115 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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