Note: Information listed on this page applies to in-person program offerings only.


Residence hall food is served cafeteria-style, three times a day with a wide selection of food including fresh fruit, an array of salads, and several choices for entree, daily soups and sandwich bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at Pippin Commons. Reasonable accommodations will be made for special dietary needs. Please email the program coordinator at least two weeks prior to the program start date for dietary restrictions.

COSMOS Meal Hours at Pippin

Breakfast: 7:15am – 8:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Meal Cards and Room Keys

At check-in, students will be issued a meal card and a room card by Middle Earth Housing. These cards are necessary for admittance into the dining facilities and entrance to the dormitory. If a meal card is lost, damaged or stolen, the student must report it to their RA, and in turn must be reported to the Middle Earth office so a replacement can be issued.The student is responsible to pay $10 for a lost/replacement meal card. No meals can be provided without the meal card. Students also receive a room card which if lost, is subject to a $25 replacement fee. Both cards should be kept in the COSMOS name tag holder and safeguarded.