Student Life at BW


Baldwin Wallace provides students with a large variety of well-balanced, high-quality, nutritious meals. Food is prepared daily by BW's trained kitchen staff. Healthy choices are available at every meal. Students can contact BW's dietetic technician to discuss healthy eating, special dietary requests or food allergies.

Jacket Express Meal Plan

Baldwin Wallace offers a declining-balance meal plan. At the beginning of each semester, a predetermined amount is deposited to your Jacket Express Card. Every time a purchase is made, the amount is deducted from your account. This plan offers students greater flexibility in controlling their money, plus students only pay for what they eat. Unlike most colleges, BW reimburses students for any unused funds at the end of the school year.

Students living in BW residence halls or BW apartments automatically receive a Jacket Express Board Plan at the beginning of each semester. Commuter students may open an account once registered for classes.

Dining Locations

Union Dining Hall

The Union Dining Hall is located on South Campus in the Student Union and is open seven days a week when classes are in session. This dining hall features East Grand Grill, Fusion, the Comfort Zone and Mosaic.

Location: Strosacker Hall, the Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: (440) 826-2412

Buzzy's Deli and General Store

Located in the Student Union, Buzzy's offers made-to-order sandwiches as well as convenience foods, snacks, beverages and assorted sundries. For convenience, students can call ahead to place their orders.

Location: Strosacker Hall, the Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. - midnight; Saturday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. - midnight
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (440) 826-2469

Colony Dining Room

Located in the Student Union on the main floor, the Colony Dining Room is a buffet-style restaurant with gracious dining and service offering a delicious luncheon for students, faculty, staff and the local community. The weekday luncheon menu offers diners a choice of soup and an extensive salad bar. Also offered is a complete luncheon buffet including soup, salad bar, hot entrées, potato, vegetables and rolls. To complete the meal, a delicious dessert bar featuring our popular English Trifle and a variety of desserts from our in-house bakery, is available. The Sunday lunch buffet features a chef carved meat in addition to the complete buffet. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling (440) 826-2411. Proper attire is requested. We are also handicapped accessible.

Location: Strosacker Union
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Saturday - CLOSED (except for private parties); Sunday noon - 2:30 p.m. 
Phone: (440) 826-2411


The CyberCafé is located on the lower level of the Student Union. Students can enjoy a fruit smoothie, ice cream, refreshing milkshake, gourmet dessert or a hot or cold beverage while participating in a game of billiards or surfing the web on one of the many computers available.

Location: Strosacker Hall, the Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Summer Hours: Closed except for special events
Phone: (440) 826-2258

Lang Dining Hall

Lang Dining Hall is located in the heart of North Quad in the lower level of Lang Hall. It is a quiet and homey respite from the bustle of campus. Breakfast, sandwiches, hot entrées, soup, salads, beverages, desserts and snacks are available.

Location: Lang Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:15 a.m. - midnight; Friday 7:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. CLOSED weekends and holidays.
Summer Hours: Closed except for special events
Phone: (440) 826-2415

LB's Café

LB's Café, located in the Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG), is an excellent option for students on North Campus. Dining Service's second cyber cafe` features six computer stations, available for surfing the net or checking emails while enjoying an Espresso and a sweet treat. There is also a beautiful Atrium where you can sit and have a light lunch of soup and salad with your friends.

Location: Center for Innovation & Growth
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Closed except for special events
Phone: (440) 826-3806

Smoothie Bar

The Smoothie Bar is located in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center on the first floor (in the Harding Lobby). After having an exhilarating workout, treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie, made with fresh fruit and other natural ingredients.

Location: Lou Higgins Recreation Center
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Closed except for special events
Phone: (440) 826-6813

Convenience Services

Along with terrific dining facilities, Baldwin Wallace provides students with a number of convenient campus-wide services such as:
Vending machines
Pizza delivery
Takeout menus


Catering is available through Dining Services for events and meetings hosted by departments and student groups as well as events hosted by local businesses and individuals.