Zag Dining 101: What’s Cooking on Campus

Welcome to the Gonzaga community! At Zag Dining, we strive to give students the nourishment needed to succeed in school in a fresh, fun, community environment. Our comprehensive dining program offers quality, variety, and convenience. 

Incoming freshmen will be picking a meal plan as part of their residency requirement. The vast majority of first year students opt for the flexibility of the unlimited plans, which allows them to focus on adjusting to college life, meeting new people, and successfully getting through their first semester. If you are concerned about making the right meal plan choice, rest assured that unrestricted changes can be made in Zagweb till January, 19th at 5:00pm. Below is the list of the mandatory meal plan options available to students required to purchase a plan:

Platinum: Unlimited Meal Swipes, $500 Bulldog Bucks, $3,070 Cost Per Semester
*Perks – 5 COG Guest Passes
4 Parent/Family Passes

Gold 16: 16 Meal Swipes Per Week, $550 Bulldog Bucks, $3,045 Cost Per Semester
*Perks – 5 COG Guest Passes

Silver 12: 12 Meals Swipes Per Week, $700 Bulldog Bucks, $2,950 Cost Per Semester
*Perks – 5 COG Guest Passes

Blue 225: 225 Meal Swipes Per Semester, $600 Bulldog Bucks, $2,980 Cost Per Semester

White 175: 175 Meal Swipes Per Semester, $800 Bulldog Bucks, $2,950 Cost Per Semester

If you are living on or off campus, you can still have the convenience of a meal plan! Any enrolled student can purchase a mandatory meal plan listed above. You can make a payment through CASHNet or at the Student Accounts Office in the amount of one of the five plans listed, and then contact the Student Accounts Office at (509) 313-6812 or to activate the plan. If the cost of the meal plan needs to be included in a payment plan, the student must contact or visit the Student Accounts Office to make arrangements.

Below we have listed and described all the dining locations that you can take advantage of on campus:

The COG is the center of community interaction for Gonzaga University. Gonzaga residents, faculty, staff and guests are all welcome to dine, socialize and explore the expanded dining options. The COG is a two level facility with six restaurant-style stations that are designed to provide a complete meal. Dining options include:

Daily Bread
Fresh deli style sandwiches featuring house-baked breads, homemade soups, salads and baked goods from our own bakery.

Classic American comfort food like chicken pot pie, meatloaf, burgers and fries, plus our famous made to order omelets.

360 degrees
Mongolian-style grill stationed at the center of the COG serving fresh stir fry custom made for each guest.

Vegan central, featuring an entirely plant-based menu of sustainable, seasonal foods as well as produce from the greenhouse.

Mediterranean Coast
Dishes inspired by the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including pizzas and flatbreads from the wood fired oven.

World’s Fare
Cuisine from around the globe. This station also features our Simple Servings platform – menus designed free of the 8 most common food allergens including gluten and nuts – allowing students with food allergies to dine with confidence and convenience.

1887 at Cataldo
Located in Cataldo Hall, 1887 at Cataldo is a technology-inspired fast casual restaurant dining experience. Send in your customized order on an iPad, and dine in or take your meal to-go! The menu philosophy is developed solely on the voice of the customer, taking food preferences, demand for value, and speed of service into consideration.

Retail Dining
Located on the second floor of the John J. Hemmingson Center, The Bulldog features a full sit down restaurant experience, a quick service takeout menu, as well as local wines and draft beers in a safe and healthy environment.

Zaggin’ Wagon
Food truck fare, Gonzaga style! Our menu is perfect for lunch on-the-go, or just to enjoy the beautiful weather outside!

The Marketplace
The Marketplace focuses on local, fresh and seasonal products. Soups, sandwiches, salads, and sushi are made from scratch daily. Gluten free, dairy free, organic, and GMO free products are featured along with typical convenience items such as candy, gum, and chips. The Marketplace is located on the first floor in the John J. Hemmingson Center.

Starbucks is a full-service location in the John J. Hemmingson Center serving high-quality whole bean coffees along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages. They also serve a variety of pastries and confections, coffee-related accessories and equipment.

Fuel Cell Smoothies & More
These blended-to-order masterpieces practically invented smoothies. All of your favorites are in the mix: real whole fruit, 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, plus nutritional boosts. Come in for a refreshing treat that’s always served in a fun and uplifting environment!

Duff’s is located in the Kennedy apartments and is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sub Connection
Sub Connection makes custom order subs and wraps. This dining facility is located on the ground floor of Welch Hall. Sub Connection also features breakfast sandwiches, salads, and pizza. Enjoy your favorites anytime with extended hours.

Margie’s at Tilford’s
Margie’s at Tilford’s is a full-service espresso bar featuring locally owned Craven’s Coffees, lattes, mochas, and Italian sodas, fresh baked pastries and sandwiches.

Café Lawte
Café Lawte is a full-service espresso bar featuring locally owned, responsibly sourced Craven’s Coffee. Café Lawte is located in Gonzaga University’s Law School.

Contemplative Café
Located in Cataldo Hall, the Contemplative Café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, delicious donuts made in-house daily, and healthy breakfast options like overnight oats and avocado toast.

Zag Dining
Zag Dining is serious about food! Our talented team of professionals is here for you. We love special requests – give us a recipe from back home and we’ll add it to the menu!  Do you need help with dietary restrictions or allergies? We are skilled at accommodating the most challenging dietary needs. We are available in person, by phone, or e-mail to help everyone get acclimated to their new routine.

Our website,, is a great resource to look at locations, peruse our menus, gather nutritional information, or learn about upcoming events. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about meal plans and tips on how you can get the most out of your plan. If you have specific questions, please call us at 509-313-6906. Our spring office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, PST.

Zag Dining has been a proud partner of Gonzaga University for over 50 years. We welcome you into the Zag family!

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