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The Commons is the main dining facility on the PLU campus featuring five unique stations. Our skilled culinary team has developed an exciting array of menu selections that combine the best of local and global ingredients. The result is an a la carte menu that features a wide selection of freshly prepared items.

Ordering Process

Ordering in The Commons is easy — simply go directly to the station you want to order from and ask the server for your entrée. Take your food to the cashier station and pay for your food with Dining Dollars, LuteBucks, cash or card.

You may choose to use the GET app to pay & order ahead during lunch a la carté meal periods in The Commons — you choose the most convenient time to pick up your meal.
Stations with GET app order ahead availability: Aglio Mediterranean, Aglio Pizza and Tamari


A la carté meal periods: Monday-Saturday breakfast & lunch

The Commons All-You-Care-to-Eat meal periods: Sunday Brunch and Sunday-Friday dinner


If you’re a guest on campus, you may walk into The Commons during Breakfast & Lunch and order your meal.

Accepted Payment Methods:

Dining Dollars, LuteBucks, All Major Credit Cards



Burgers, fries, chicken strips, etc. for both lunch and dinner. Each meal will feature a special, unique burgers at lunch and a variety of healthy fish and protein choices for dinner.

You’ll also be able to grab a nice, warm cooked to order breakfast here Monday through Friday.

We serve halal-certified burgers and have a dedicated gluten-free fryer for our french fries. There is also a selection of vegan burgers to choose from.


Fresh Mediterranean and Pizza

This station has two unique components: Fresh Mediterranean and Pizza. The Fresh Mediterranean section features shawarma, gyro meat or falafel. From there you can choose to have a pita, salad, rice bowls or loaded fries. These are all fully customizable from the toppings to the dressings.

The Pizza component gives you the option to order a personal-sized 8″ pizza — you will even find an 8″ gluten-free crust. The toppings are up to you, customize your pizza exactly how you like it!

Weekend brunch will take the place of Mediterranean & Pizza will be closed from 9:30am – 1:30pm

Cross Cultures

Global • Local • Fusion

If you love different foods and flavors from around the world, this is your station!

Some of our favorites are Pozole, Bibimbap, Gyudon Beef Bowl, Chicken Masala, Pork Belly Bao and Tacos.

Our chefs have researched and tested items from all over the world and love to share these amazing flavors with you!


Poke • Deli

This station is the same for both lunch and dinner.

Poke Bowls are always popular — you may even choose tofu instead of ahi tuna.

Custom deli sandwiches are available here too, choose your bread, condiments and toppings — even get it toasted if you want!!

And finally Cheese Quesadillas are available here too.

Salad Bar

Self-Serve Lunch & Dinner

Fill up with fresh veggies and fruits.

The salad bar is stocked with all your favorites! Grains, veggies, legumes, seeds and nuts, bacon, hard boiled eggs and there’s even a fruit and yogurt bar with a great variety. There are soups served daily for lunch and dinner as well.