Cafeteria Meals

The first on-campus cafeteria meal is Wednesday evening dinner, and the last meal is Sunday at noon. Meal times are:

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (Sunday 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.)
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Cafeteria meal rates for the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies are $9.50 for breakfast, $10.50 for lunch, $12.50 for dinner.

Tickets for cafeteria meals can be purchased as a part of Congress registration.

All cafeteria meals are served in the dining hall of Goldsworth Valley II; cafeteria lines enter the dining area from both the Harvey-Garneau and Eicher-LeFevre sides of the complex.


Gatehouse Café

The Gatehouse Café in the Exhibits Hall in Valley III provides sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit, bagels, muffins, chips, beverages, and assorted snacks. The Café hours are:

Thursday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon


Bernhard Café

The Bernhard Center Café serves an array of deli sandwiches, bagels, fresh fruits, salads, nachos, soft pretzels, and snack foods and candy. Health and beauty items and sundries are also available.

Thursday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

During the Congress, a complete breakfast and lunch menu is served:

Thursday–Saturday: 7:30-10:00 a.m. (breakfast)
Thursday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (lunch)


Schneider Café

The Schneider Café serves grab-n-go sandwiches, soft pretzels, and a wide selection of chips, candy, and snacks. Salads and fresh fruits are also available. For the Congress, the Café will be open:

Thursday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Mug Shots

Image of Mug Shots Specialty coffees and teas and assorted pastries are sold at Mug Shots inside Britton-Hadley Hall (Valley I):

Thursday–Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.



Area Restaurants

Lists of Kalamazoo area restaurants, some within walking distance of Congress locations, are available at registration. Congress weekend tends to be high school prom weekend, so do make reservations in advance, especially for large groups.

Discover Kalamazoo's Dining Guide (external link)



Image of appetizers at a catered event WMU Catering and Fetzer Center Catering offer arrangements for receptions and meals; to arrange for a catered event on campus during the Congress, complete the Meeting/Reception Reservation Form, available on the Congress website in July (deadline: October 1). Self-catering is not permitted.




  • Congress attendees eating in the cafeteria
  • Mug Shots coffee shop
  • Appetizers at a catered event

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