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The new Commons has a half-dozen dining stations.

C-Store, Peet’s are upgraded as well.

August 2016 – This summer, Drew renovated three of its dining venues—the Commons, Peet’s Coffee and McLendon Deli and Market (formerly the C-Store)—to enhance both the physical space and dining options.

The Commons and McLendon are open now; Peet’s will reopen soon. Here’s a closer look at the improvements.

Now available: gluten–free options.

The Commons

The Commons underwent extensive renovations to both the menus (led by Chief Eric Maack) and the building. Options at the new dining stations include:

  • A Mongolian grill
  • A custom-order deli
  • Gluten- and allergen-free options
  • Vegetarian and vegan options
  • Pizza and pasta bar
  • A fruit bar
  • A salad bar
  • A bakery and dessert bar

    New stations include a custom-order deli.
    New stations include a custom-order deli.
  • FroYo & ice cream with toppings
A fireplace and new flooring

The physical space was completely transformed. Amenities include:

  • An entry-way lounge with flexible soft seating and a grab & go counter
  • Booths and individual cubbies with outlets for device charging, in addition to traditional tables and chairs
  • A fireplace and lounge chairs
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms
  • New flooring and paint
  • A new entrance (opening in January 2017)

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    A bakery and dessert bar
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What would you like?

Students, faculty and staff may initially experience longer waiting times as the new menus are developed and as all become familiar with the new layout and options. Any inconveniences will decrease as the team and community adjust.

For the fall semester, the entrance to the dining hall will be from the first floor and up the stairs opposite the Bookstore. Follow the signage in the concourse to the stairway. The new entrance will be ready early in the spring 2017 semester, when a campus celebration will be held.

A communal space


  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Light Lunch: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Continental:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Light Lunch: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

C-Store/McLendon Deli and Market and Peet’s Cafe

Both McLendon Deli and Market (formerly the C-Store) and Peet’s Cafe underwent renovations to increase service capacity, options and customer comfort.

McLendon Deli and Market

McLendon Deli and Market now serves sandwiches and pizza, and many other items.


  • Daily: 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Peet’s Cafe

Peet’s Cafe, located in Brothers College, now has more grab & go options and offers a separate express line for those purchasing non-coffee items (such as a salad, soup or muffin).


  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.