Renovated dining venues reopen
Several dining locations that closed for summer renovations will reopen as the fall semester gets underway. Here's a summary of what venues are open and when. Vegan and vegetarian selections are available at all locations.
Union Drive Community Center (operating hours)
The venue -- named for ISU Hall of Famer Clyde Williams and designed with the history of Cyclone athletics in mind -- will operate with limited hours during the opening weeks of the semester. Renovations addressed the dining area, serving stations and entrances. The menu also changed, offering grilled sandwiches, burgers, fries and gourmet ice cream desserts and shakes. Clyde's also will offer breakfast items and give the west side of campus its first espresso option by adding ISU's second Starbucks location.
Near The Hub (operating hours)
The food truck will continue to operate northeast of The Hub until weather forces its closure. Dinkey's offers made-to-order soft burritos (also available as a salad or walking taco) and sides, including chips and queso.
Gentle Doctor Café
College of Veterinary Medicine (operating hours)
The expanded venue near Vet Med's fish tank lobby offers daily hot entrée features, soup, grab-and-go items, bakery selections and Roasterie coffee drinks. The café is open for business. The Vet Med commons project to add gathering/study space, meeting rooms and a vending area is expected to be ready in early September.
Work at The Hub is expected to continue late into the fall semester. The reconfigured space will feature a dining venue (Heaping Plato) with a Mediterranean-inspired menu and an expanded Roasterie coffee venue that includes specialty drinks.
MU food court
Memorial Union (operating hours)
A build-your-own salad bar and self-serve hot entrée station occupies the center of the remodeled space. Four venues flank the interior space, including Poco Picante (made-to-order burritos and bowls), Rowdy Rooster (chicken strips and fries), Yum! Burger (burgers and fries) and Zodiac Pizza (four personal pan varieties). Breakfast items are offered in the morning and a beverage station and a large selection of bakery and grab-and-go items also are available.
State Gym (operating hours)
A replacement for the Froots counter in State Gym, Whirlybird's is ISU Dining's own smoothie concept. The venue will offer made-to-order smoothies, shakes, drinks and a limited menu (for example, oatmeal). The State Gym location will open at the start of the fall semester, and a Whirlybird's drink menu is available now in the MU Market and Café.