Carnegie Mellon University

Dining Services Office Hours

Dining Services staff is available to serve your needs and assist you in-person, via phone, email or video/audio conferencing platforms.

The office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Contact Dining Services via email or 412-268-3782. 

A nationally top-ranked dining program.

Carnegie Mellon Dining Services offers a diverse portfolio of dining destinations, enriches and nourishes lives, and enhances the CMU transformative experience for students. 

Our Mission

Carnegie Mellon University Dining Services provides a unique and diverse food service program that meets the nutritional, educational, multi-cultural and social needs of students and the university community and contributes to the meta-curricular experience. 

Our Values

Our core values are reflected in our daily interactions, decision-making opportunities and support the greater mission of the division and university.


Upholding ourselves to our moral and ethical standards and treating each other and our partners with dignity and respect


Striving to always improve the quality of our services and products offered


Anticipating customer needs, exceeding expectations and providing timely and accurate information to the campus community and outside stakeholders


Enhancing the campus dining experience by partnering with others to solve complex challenges and develop new ideas


Challenging the status quo and providing industry-leading solutions


Providing dining destinations that align with the diverse needs of our campus community, increases social connectedness and fosters an environment of inclusivity


Following sustainable business practices, which focus on ecological preservation, support social justice, and improve local prosperity

Here are some highlights of CMU's dining program!

a cucumber salad in a jar

We celebrate plant power!

Are you vegetarian or vegan? You won't want for food options at Carnegie Mellon. We have an assortment of delicious meals for plant-forward eaters at most dining locations, with special options at Nourish

CMU's ScottySIPS Reusable Mug Program, a mug with a Scottie dog and Tartan

We care about the environment. 

We're making strides to create a more sustainable dining program with tray-less dining, partnerships with local farms and 412 Food Rescue, zero-waste catering, and more. Join Dining Services in our sustainability efforts by participating in the new ScottySIPS reusable coffee mug program!

a fruit and yogurt parfait

Food allergies? No problem!

Nourish is an allergen-friendly kitchen that features a menu prepared without gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except coconut). In addition to offering a diverse and delicious menu designed with everyone in mind, Nourish serves a number of vegan options. Grab-and-go items are available at the following locations: Entropy+, Rothberg's Roasters at Maggie Murph CaféRothberg’s Roasters II at the Ruge AtriumCarnegie Mellon Café, and Heinz Café.

a coffee mug on a blue background

We have Pittsburgh's best coffee on campus!

The only certified organic roaster in Pittsburgh, La Prima Espresso Company offers free trade espresso, cappuccino, and coffee, as well as Italian pastries and sandwiches.

matzah on a wooden tray

At CMU, we celebrate diversity.

If you have religious dietary needs, we've got you covered. The Tartan Express Food Truck featuring Tahini offers meals certified Orthodox Kosher under the Vaad of Pittsburgh, and you can pick up grab-and-go kosher items at Entropy+. You can also find halal-friendly fare at Entropy+.

Detailed sketch of upcoming renovations for CMU's La Prima location

We're constantly improving.

Carnegie Mellon's Dining Services is always looking for opportunities to improve our menus and our spaces to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the best possible experience at our dining locations.

Most recently, we've embarked on two big projects: The Underground (UG) received a much-needed facelift with major renovations to the space and a menu that features scratch-made American favorites and locally-sourced ingredients, and La Prima Espresso, a campus and Pittsburgh favorite, located on the fifth floor of Wean Hall, was renovated last year.