The Kirk Center (KC), located on Main Street, is the primary dining option on campus and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Healthy options and classic favorites are served buffet-style at several stations. Diners can relax in booths or enjoy their meal in large groups at high-top tables.
Breakfast selections include fresh fruit, yogurt and main dishes such as scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage (sometimes both!) as well as pancakes, French toast and other classic breakfast dishes.
Made-to-order sandwiches and wraps, pizza, a salad bar and soup are staples during lunch and dinner. Other fresh and homemade options rotate at stations, including world foods and American classics.
Students use their IDs to swipe in for meals and can also use their bonus meals to bring guests. Cash or cards may also be used to purchase a meal for parents, faculty, staff or members of the community. The door rates for meals are $4.10 for breakfast, $6.15 for lunch or brunch and $9.25 for dinner.
Kirk Center Hours Monday-Friday
Breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (bagels, cereal and coffee): 9:30-10 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Soup, Salad and Deli: 1:45-3 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6 p.m.
The KC also offers a Late Night option from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Nachos, personal pizzas, ice cream shakes, pasta and drinks can be purchased with meal plan points or cash and cards. Students can choose to eat the meal in the KC or take it to-go.
The Olivet campus also houses two additional dining options where students can purchase snacks and refreshments conveniently between classes or while studying.
The Corner at Mott, located by the Cottage Street entrance of the Mott Academic Center, (across from Shipherd) is a gathering spot before each class. Students can redeem their meal plan points for granola bars, chips, hummus, bagels and other items, or they can be purchased with cash or cards. There’s also a huge variety of fresh or packaged coffee perfect for students with early morning classes. Light meals and munchies are available from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. There’s also an outdoor patio available. Relax at one of a handful of tables and chairs to enjoy the sunshine while you eat.
The Cyber Café, located in the Roznowski Learning Commons in Burrage Library, provides an additional breakfast option or a great place for students to grab a snack while on a study break. Specialty coffees are made to order by Olivet’s own baristas. Lattes and cappuccinos can be paired with muffins and other snacks for the perfect treat. The Cyber Café is open from 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays, excluding morning hours on Wednesdays. Students can redeem meal plan points or use a cash or card to purchase refreshments.
We understand that eating in the Kirk Center – or KC, as our students call it – is a daily social event. We also want to ensure that you never have to worry about your academic schedule, eating patterns or social life getting in the way of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our student meal plan – called My Meals – is designed to accommodate the various needs of all our students.
Olivet College’s food service provider, Chartwells, is committed to providing you quality food with exceptional service. If you have specific dietary needs or any questions about the food they serve, feel free to call Chartwells at (269) 749-7378.
Meals per week
Your “meal allowance” is intended to be used in the KC for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each time you visit, we subtract a meal from your weekly balance. This balance is reset at the end of each semester. The exception to this is our Carte Blanche plan, which is explained in detail below.
This option allows you to enjoy all 19 meals offered each week in the Kirk Center – including breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. This plan also comes with 10 guest meals each semester to treat your family and friends when they visit. Also included with this meal plan is $125 in points each semester.
100 on the Run
This plan is reserved for commuting students, and students qualified to live in the Gillette Student Village, theme and Greek houses. Enjoy a declining balance plan that offers you 100 meals each semester. This averages out to be about five meals per week. You can use meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch any day of the week. The meal balance does not carry over from fall to spring semester. This meal plan is a buddy plan which gives you the opportunity to treat family and friends any time. Also included in the meal plan is $200 in points per semester.
Points are treated just like cash, and can be used in any of our three retail locations on campus. Points are tax free, and the balance will be carried over from fall to spring semester. You can add Points to your account as needed via our website at www.dineoncampus.com/olivet, or in person at the Kirk Center or by calling us at (269) 749-7378. Any purchases of $30 to $99 will receive a 10 percent bonus. Purchases of $100 to $199 receive a 15 percent bonus and any purchases of $200 or more receive a 20 percent bonus. Points that you add on will stay with your account until you finish your stay at Olivet College.
All students who live in traditional residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. If you have any questions about the meal plan options, please contact Student Services at 269.749.7645.