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The Commons

The Commons LogoLocated in the MTCC, The Commons features trayless, buffet style, all-you-care-to-eat dining with healthy foods and wholesome favorites. Want to add more Bonus Points to your existing Meal Plan? Just ask the cashier in The Commons how.

On the Menu

Menu is not available during the last week of school.

Hours of Operation

Week of: 05/14/2018 - 05/20/2018

Summer Hours

Weekday Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Weekday Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Res Express Weekend Lunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Res Express Weekend Dinner:
Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Weekday Dinner:
Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • You may remain in The Commons after the Meal Period ends but you must swipe in again at the start of the next Meal Period.
  • Guest Meals are only available with the Hawk 175 and the Hawk 50.
  • Please clear all items from your table when you have finished dining.
  • Please do not take dishes, salad bowls, dessert bowls, cups or utensils from The Commons.
  • You are allowed to take out one of the following: one piece of fruit or one cookie/brownie.
  • You are allowed to take a soda, coffee, water or tea with you. Please do not take milk or juice.
  • Beverage to-go containers should be 22 ounces or less.  Please no 32 ounce containers or larger.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are always "All-You-Care-To-Eat".  But please eat all you take.
  • Help us reduce food waste and select only one entree at a time, though you are always welcome to come back for more helpings.
  • In a hurry and don't have time to dine in the dining room? Ask the Cashier about our Residential Express carry out option.
Illinois Institute of Technology Dining Services
McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
tel. (312) 567-3070