Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian community using sustainable practices, creative and intentional menu planning, and constantly engaging in the ever-changing dialogue surrounding food.
Being self-operated means that Campus Dining is a part of Appalachian State University, not an outside, for-profit corporation, and offers services designed for the campus community's specific needs. Dine at Roess Dining Hall, Trivette Hall, and at McAlister's or Cascades in Plemmons Student Union. Enjoy freshly baked goods from the Bake Shop in dining halls or by placing a special order. Grocery shop, or grab lunch on the go from campus markets.
By working with the Office of Sustainability, Campus Dining has made changes to lessen the environmental impact of dining operations. Efforts include curbing waste through a food recovery program with the Hunger and Health Coalition, supporting the local economy through local purchasing, and composting pre- consumer and post-consumer waste.
Campus Dining employs approximately 700 people. Of these employees, approximately 500 are temporary positions filled by Appalachian State University students, making Campus Dining the largest employer of students on campus.
Appalachian Campus Dining receives no state funding and is 100% receipt supported.