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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. Everyone is welcome to dine at The Commons; Meal Plans and payment at the door are both accepted to gain entry.  One low price gives you outstanding variety, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. The best part - you can go back for seconds!

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.

On the Menu

Hours of Operation

Week of: 11/20/2017 - 11/26/2017

Standard Hours

Monday - Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Weekend Breakfast:
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Residential Express Lunch:
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Monday - Tuesday, Saturday - Sunday: 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Monday - Tuesday, Saturday - Sunday: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Residential Express Dinner:
Monday - Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday - Friday: 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Illinois Institute of Technology Dining Services
McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
tel. (312) 567-3070