The first on-campus cafeteria meal is Wednesday evening dinner, and the last meal is Sunday at noon. Meal times are:
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (Sunday 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.)
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Rates for cafeteria meals for the 2013 Congress were $9.25 for breakfast, $10.00 for lunch, $12.25 for dinner.
Tickets for cafeteria meals can be purchased as a part of Congress registration.
All cafeteria meals are served in the dining hall of Goldsworth Valley II; cafeteria lines enter the dining area from both the Harvey-Garneau and Eicher-LeFevre sides of the complex.
The Gatehouse Café in the Exhibits Hall in Valley III provides sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit, bagels, muffins, chips, beverages, and assorted snacks. The Café hours are:
Thursday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Bernhard Center Café offers a full selection of beverages and deli sandwiches, bagels, fresh fruits, salads, nachos, soft pretzels, and snack foods and candy. Health and beauty items and sundries are also available.
Thursday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hot food is served:
Thursday–Saturday: 7:30-10:00 a.m. (breakfast)
Thursday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (lunch)
The Schneider Café serves grab-n-go sandwiches, soft pretzels, and a wide selection of chips, candy, and snacks. Salads and fresh fruits are also available. For the Congress, the Café will be open:
Thursday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Specialty coffees and teas and assorted pastries are sold at Mug Shots inside Britton-Hadley Hall (Valley I):
Thursday–Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lists of Kalamazoo area restaurants, some within walking distance of Congress locations, are available at registration. Congress weekend tends to be high school prom weekend, so do make reservations in advance, especially for large groups.
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WMU Catering and Fetzer Center Catering offer arrangements for receptions and meals; to arrange for a catered event on campus during the Congress, complete the Meeting/Reception Reservation Form, available on the Congress website in July (deadline: October 1). Self-catering is not permitted.