Wartburg College Dining Services strives to provide customers with great service, quality food, and convenience. Dining is more than just food—our locations offer inviting areas for students, staff, faculty, and guests to gather for meetings, have a meal together, and to relax.

Wartburg College is a residential campus. For this reason, Wartburg offers a variety of dining services that allow students flexibility and choice. Whether it’s eating a full-scale meal in Mensa, picking up a sandwich at the Den, or ordering specialty drinks at the Konditorei and Zesty Orange, dining services offers a variety of foods that are ready whenever you are. Students, both on and off campus, have meal plan options to accommodate their needs. Click the link below for more details.

We accommodate medically-required special dietary needs such as celiac disease, peanut and soy allergies, and diabetes. Visit with our dining staff on your next campus visit.

Have a question or suggestion? Contact us by phone or by email.

Dining Services
Saemann Student Center
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA  50677

Dining Services Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Mensa Dining Hall

Mensa Dining Hall

The Mensa Dining Hall 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 10 food courts including "classics" line, international court, taco bar, grill, pizza/pasta court, salad bar, deli line, soup station, cereal bar, and bakery bar. We even offer an abundance of vegetarian combinations—ranging from the salad bar and deli line to pasta court and bakery bars.

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 $5.25 | Hot Breakfast $6.25 | Lunch $8.25 | Dinner $9.25 | Brunch $11

Den & Rittersaal


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, fish sandwich, inferno wings, cheese bread, baked spaghetti, calzones, fresh bakery items, and more.

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, including the popular "avalanche." 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.

Konditorei Coffee Shop

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, cold brew, and 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.

Zesty Orange

Zesty Orange

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 Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich, Sun Butter Wrap, Konditorei Club Sandwich, Denver Sandwich, Turkey or Ham Croissant, Cranberry Chicken Salad, Greek Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, and more.

The Zesty also has many Wartburg Bakery items—including our homemade sweet bread, giant cookies, and cinnamon rolls! To quench your thirst, they have Powerade, 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.


We are delighted you would like Wartburg College to service your event. We offer serviced events, deliveries, and take out services. Let the proficient hands of Wartburg Catering make your event a success! Events we cater to include weddings, rehearsals, conferences, meetings, birthdays and more! Wartburg Catering will ensure that your event is professionally prepared and seamlessly serviced.

Pre-planning is important for us to make your event a success. We want to customize your event for you! Things we will need to know in order to help you are:

  • Date and time of event.
  • Estimated number of guests
  • General overview of what will happen during the event.
  • Account number (Wartburg) or individual (non-Wartburg) to bill for the event.

Catering Policies: A guarantee for the event is required by noon three week-days prior to the event. Dining services will prepare and set for 5% or 10 people above the guarantee, whichever is less, and will charge for the guarantee or the number served, whichever is greater. This allows a little leeway in planning. If a guarantee is not received by the designated time, the estimate will become the guarantee. If there is uncertainty in the number of guests attending, please let us know and we will help determine the best way to handle it.

Liquor Service: Wartburg College has a license to serve wine and beer in the Ballrooms and Castle Room. When alcohol is served, food must be provided, including receptions prior to dinner, and wedding dances after dinner. Bars will be closed during dinners and may reopen for a dance (example-weddings). There are no kegs allowed-no exceptions. Alcohol is not allowed at events where there may be a large number of guests under the age of 21, or at events where college students are the target audience. IDs will be checked and we follow all state and local liquor laws.

Special Diets: Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. We can accommodate special diets, and will do that best if the information is given to us when the guarantee is provided.

Other Policies: If you are hosting an event on campus within the Saemann Student Center or the Waverly-Wartburg Wellness Center, Wartburg Dining Services is the sole food provider. We will custom plan the menu for your group and work with you to select menu options that will best accommodate for your event. Please note that for groups less than 20 people if special menu accommodations are requested, pricing adjustments may be made. Our prices are set with dinner start times prior to 6:30 pm, events serving dinner after that time may be priced differently as adjustments may be needed to accommodate for overtime staff costs. Limitations of food and services are determined by Wartburg Dining. Prices are subject to change and if an event is cancelled or change Wartburg Dining Services reserves the right to charge for food and or labor expended. Please note that our personnel are not permitted to accept gratuities or gifts.

Chicken Dinner

If you have any questions about our Catering Services, feel free to call us at (319) 352-8303.