Food

A variety of food options is available at the International Congress on Medieval Studies on the campus of Western Michigan University and beyond. Congress meals are served in the Valley Dining Center. Other on-campus options include Café 1903, the Gatehouse Café, the Bernhard Café, the Schneider Café, Flossie's Café and the vendors in the Bronco Mall on the ground floor of the Bernhard Center (Biggby Coffee, Santorini Island Grill/Fresh Coast Tacos and Subway).

Valley dining center Meals

Image of the Valley Dining Center.

Valley Dining Center

The Valley Dining Center offers all you care to eat meals with a variety of fresh food options in a restaurant style environment.

The first on-campus meal is Wednesday evening dinner, and the last meal is Sunday at noon. Meal times are:

  • Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Sunday: noon to 1 p.m.)
  • Dinner: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meal tickets (all you care to eat) purchased through Congress pre-registration for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) are priced at $13 and may be used for any meal served in the Valley Dining Center during the Congress.

Meal tickets (all you care to eat) may also be purchased at the door (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at these rates:

  • Breakfast: $12
  • Lunch: $15
  • Dinner $17

Overview of menu selections

Full menu (you are leaving the congress website)

Additional On-Campus Food Options

Image of a barista in Cafe 1903.

Café 1903

Café 1903

Café 1903 is a retail café located within the Valley Dining Center that serves beverages, specialty coffee drinks, grab-n-go and light meal options. Miscellaneous items such as toilet paper, shampoo and cleaning supplies are also sold (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover).

For the Congress, the café is open

  • Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gatehouse Café

The Gatehouse Café in the exhibits hall in the Goldsworth Valley III residence halls provides sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit, bagels, muffins, chips, beverages and assorted snacks (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover).

  • Thursday through Saturday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bernhard Café

The Bernhard Café serves an array of deli sandwiches, bagels, fresh fruits, salads, nachos, soft pretzels and snack foods and candy. Health and beauty items and sundries are also available (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover). For the congress, the café is open:

  • Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During the congress, a complete breakfast and lunch menu is served:

  • Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 to 10 a.m. (breakfast)
  • Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch)

Schneider Café

Image of Flossie's cafe in Sangren Hall.

Flossie's Café

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 (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover). For the congress, the café is open:

  • Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Flossie's Café

Located on the second floor of Sangren Hall, Flossie's Café serves an array of grab-n-go sandwiches, bagels, fresh fruits, salads, nachos, soft pretzels, frozen meals and other various snack foods (cash, MasterCard, Visa or Discover). During the congress, the café is open:

  • Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bronco Mall

The Bronco Mall on the ground floor of the Bernhard Center is home to Biggby Coffee, Santorini Island Grill/Fresh Coast Tacos and Subway. Hours during the Conrgess are:

Biggby

  • Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Santorini Island Grill/Fresh Coast Tacos

  • Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Subway

  • Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cash bars

There are shared cash bars in the lobbies of the Bernhard Center (2nd floor) and the Fetzer Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Area restaurants

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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Shabbat/Kosher meals

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(269) 903-2770

Catering

WMU Catering and Fetzer Center Catering offer arrangements for catered meetings, receptions and meals; to arrange for a catered event on campus during the congress. Reservations for catered events need to be made before October 1. Self-catering is not permitted.