Sodexo Campus Services has partnered with Colorado Christian University to make sure that our students, faculty, staff, parents, and campus guests eat only the best. While students are their primary concern, Sodexo strives to serve quality products that are healthy, nutritious, and flavorful for all their customers. CCU also offers a variety of meal plans for students living on or off campus.
The CCU Dining Commons, more commonly referred to as the "Caf" by students, offers all-you-care-to-eat dining. At the Caf, you have the freedom to choose whatever sounds best to you. You can choose from several different service stations including self-serve soup, salad, and pizza bars, vegetarian options, three cooking stations serving different entrees with complimentary side dishes, exhibition dishes prepared personally for your taste, and made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches.
Typical breakfast selections include made-to-order omelets and waffles, fresh fruit, hash browns, cereals, and other student favorites.
Typical lunch and dinner selections include home-style favorites, fresh pizza, pasta, made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches, fresh fruit, a full soup and salad bar, homemade desserts, and more.
Additionally, the Caf plans special meals and events for holidays and campus events, giving students the opportunity to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Cinco de Mayo together. Sodexo Inc. and their professional staff also cater many of CCU's special events.
The Cougar Den is CCU's on-campus convenience store. Located on the residential side of campus, The Cougar Den is open weekday evenings and weekends to service University students. The Cougar Den carries a variety of snacks and basic grocery items from Fritos to frozen dinners. Entree items are also available including made-to-order pizza, hot and cold sandwiches, and salads. The Cougar Den is also CCU's on-campus Peet's Coffee & Tea®, serving students, faculty, and staff members traditional drinks from hot chocolate and apple cider to more contemporary drinks like lattes, caramel macchiatos, and Italian cream sodas.
The following meal plan options are available to CCU students. The meal credits may be used for any meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) in the Caf, and will expire at the end of each semester. The dining dollars may be used to purchase extra meals or snacks for you or guests in the Caf), the Cougar Den (on-campus convenience store), or the Cougar Cafe (on-campus coffee shop). Students have the option to purchase additional dining dollars as desired.
Because each CCU on-campus apartment is equipped with a full kitchen, many students like to take advantage of cooking for themselves occasionally. Meals are only served in the Dining Commons Monday through Friday, although the Cougar Den and Cougar Cafe hold weekend hours. Certain meal plans are required for certain groups of students who live on-campus; requirements are indicated below. See the residency requirements for more information. Students should consult the semester calendar for all of the important dates regarding CCU dining options and meal plans.
Although Third and Fourth-Year Students living on campus are not required to have a meal plan, they may choose any of the available meal plans. In addition, any students living off campus may also select any meal plan if they wish.
The variety of menu items available help accommodate most special diet needs. If you are on a specific diet prescribed by a physician, you may request assistance from the Dining Services staff in the CCU Cafeteria. Students should schedule an appointment and bring a copy of the diet prescription from your doctor/nutritionist.