Dining Facilities & Hours

Facility Hours

Mensa Dining Hall

Mensa Photo

The Mensa is located on the second level of the Saemann Student Center. The Mensa serves as the main dining hall for campus residents, staff, faculty, and guests. The Mensa offers the following courts:

  • “Classics” Line
  • International Court
  • Taco Bar
  • Grill
  • Pizza & Pasta Court
  • Salad Bar
  • Deli Line
  • Soup Station
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bakery Bar

We even offer an abundance of vegetarian combinations—ranging from the salad bar and deli line to pasta court and bakery bars.  Click here for the Mensa Menu.

Each year, the Mensa hosts a variety of events. Annual celebratory dinners include: Homecoming Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner, Valentine’s Day Dinner, and St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.

Students dining in the Mensa will be asked for their student ID, which is swiped at each meal period. This is a nontransferable transaction, and no credit is given for missed meals. Students with guests on campus are welcome to pay for their guests’ meals with Bonus Meals, if available, or with All Campus Spending.
Faculty and staff, as well as guests, are always welcome in the Mensa. Cash and local checks are accepted, in addition to All Campus Spending. When using an All Campus Spending account, there is a 10% discount on the total purchase, making this a great value.

Mensa Cash Prices for Non-board Students:

  • Continental Breakfast $4.00 | Hot Breakfast $6.00 | Lunch $8.00 | Dinner $9.00| Brunch $10.00


Den Photo

Located on the first floor of the Saemann Student Center, the Den-Rittersaal provides guests with upscale fast food. Made-to-order items include:

  • Quesadillas
  • Burgers
  • Tenderloins
  • Philly Sandwich
  • Fish Sandwich
  • Inferno Wings
  • Cheese Bread
  • Baked Spaghetti
  • Calzones
  • Burritos

The Den also offers a soup of the day and chili, a complete salad and deli bar, an abundance of grab-and-go options, and a tasty selection of ice cream treats The Den is a great place to gather for lunch, or for students to work on homework in an inviting atmosphere. The Den is open for late hours, thereby enabling students to stop in and snatch a late dinner, or satisfy the munchies while studying. This location is an option for students to transfer their meal credit using Webfood.

Konditorei Coffee Shop

Conveniently located on the lower level of the Vogel Library, the Konditorei offers a cozy atmosphere that will remind you of the charm of your local coffeehouse. Inspired by the coffeehouses of Germany, the Konditorei offers a wide variety of drinks including, but not limited to:

  • Black Knight
  • Chai Tea
  • Latte
  • Mocha
  • Caramel Cocoa
  • Café & Cocoa
  • Café Au Lait
  • Cappuccino
  • Smoothies
  • Lemon Breeze

Along with these drinks, the Konditorei offers seasonal specials.  You even have the option to add a flavor shot to any drink of your choosing!  To satisfy your sweet tooth, check out the Wartburg Bakery items—including our homemade sweet bread, giant cookies, and cinnamon rolls.  If you are looking for a light lunch, the Konditorei offers deli sandwiches, wraps, salads, chili, and a soup of the day. There are also many grab-and-go items and snack options to choose from. No matter which food or drink item you choose, the Konditorei is a great place to meet with friends, check your e-mail, or just take a break. This location provides an opportunity for students who desire to transfer their meal credit using Webfood.

The Zesty Orange

Zesty Photo

The Zesty Orange is located on the second floor of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center. Overlooking the pool and fitness center, this is the newest location on campus. The Zesty is open seven days a week to serve the varying needs of its customers. The menu includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  • Grilled Chicken Mediterranean
  • Toasted Beef Pesto Sandwich
  • Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Greek Salad
  • Chicken Caesar Salad

The Zesty also has many Wartburg Bakery items—including our homemade sweet bread, giant cookies, and cinnamon rolls! To quench your thirst, they have Gatorade, juice, smoothies, and more. The building is supported by the Waverly community, visitors, students, and faculty/staff. In addition to serving the general public, many sporting events are hosted in the “W,” which brings in numerous new customers. During these sporting events, the Zesty serves as a concessions area.