Our Meal Program Mission and Vision

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to provide a convenient and nutritious dining program that will be raved about by our residents.  Dining at The Collegian strives to:

  • Provide residents food options they can be excited about at each meal.
  • Be recognized for use of high quality products; healthy and innovative menus;
  • Offer convenience; variety; and cleanliness;
  • Afford a friendly, social experience for residents;
  • Encourage a caring, respectful environment among residents, guests, and staff.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Collegian’s food service is to enable residents to thrive in their academic and athletic pursuits and encourage healthy, lifelong eating habits by providing:

Balanced Nutrition

  • All meals are extensively planned and well prepared using wholesome ingredients to deliver delicious, appetizing, highly nutritious foods.  We focus on preparing foods “from scratch.” We minimize canned and frozen goods and seek to eliminate processed foods, trans fats, refined sugar, and excess salt.
  • Our motto, “if it isn’t good for you, we probably won’t serve it.”  However, we realize that as humans, we all have our weaknesses and that occasionally deviations are are needed.

Convenience

  • Dinner late plates are available nightly to make sure residents get fed even when they can’t make it at dinner time.  
  • Healthy snacks and leftovers in The Collegian’s café which is nearly always open.
  • “Take-out” foods and containers for residents who are unable to return home during meal hours.
  • A kitchen staff that goes the extra mile to ensure residents get what they need.

Education

  • Kitchen management with the expertise and desire to help residents understand and make good diet choices that better their health now and in the future.

What's Included

Residents at The Collegian are treated to a home style dining experience, just a short walk down the stairs from their rooms.  We provide both an Academic Year Meal Program and a shortened Summer Meal Program.

Academic Year Meals Include:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served Monday thru Friday weekly.
  • Brunch and Dinner served Saturdays and Sundays weekly.  
  • 24/7 access to dining room for beverages, snacks, leftovers, or just to lounge or study.
  • Attention given to special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.  

Summer Meals Include:

  • Breakfast and Dinner served Monday thru Friday weekly.
  • Monday thru Friday access to dining room for beverages, snacks, leftovers, or just to lounge or study.
  • Attention given to special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.  

Meet the Chef

 Tommy Sipes, Executive Chef

Tommy Sipes, Executive Chef

We are very pleased to have Executive Chef Tommy Sipes working at The Collegian.

Tommy has an extreme passion for food and extraordinary culinary skills.  He has worked an Executive Chef in the Eugene area for 25 year in such restaurants as Oregon Electric Station, Steelhead Brewery, and Waterfront.  

With Tommy running the kitchen, residents can be assured that their meals will be "farm to table" fresh.  


Sample Menu

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