Dining Facilities & Menus

Roess Dining Hall

The Central Dining Hall opened in January 2009 [campus map]. It was renamed the Roess Dining Hall in March 2014. It features numerous dining venues that offer different kinds of meals, snacks, desserts – all prepared under the watchful eye of the dining hall's Chef on staff.

The Roess Dining Hall is home to both the Rivers Street Cafe and Sanford Commons.

Rivers Street Cafe Menus

During the summer, Rivers Street Cafe feeds camps and conferences an all-you-care-to-eat menu updated weekly. 

Please see our sample menu for an idea of meal service during Fall and Spring semester. 

Trivette Hall

Trivette Hall [campus map] overlooks Appalachian's scenic duck pond and is home to Park Place at the Pond and McAlister's Select. The Market at Trivette (see below) is also located here. 


Plemmons Student Union

A gathering place for students, faculty and staff, the Plemmons Student Union [campus map] features Cascades Cafe, Blended and McAlister's Deli. The University Bookstore Market (see below) is also accessed at the Student Union. 


Student Recreation Center

The SRC features the Power Bar, where students, faculty and staff can grab a pre or post workout snack. Choose from Blended smoothies, snacks, sandwiches, fruit and an array of beverages.

The Markets

The Markets, located in Trivette Hall, the University Bookstore and the Appalachian Panhellenic Hall, offer a large variety of convenience store items. The Market also offers candy bars, drinks, fresh fruits, and a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan items. Also included are health and beauty aids for your convenience.


Vending services on campus are operated by Appalachian Food Services. The vending machines on campus are designed to accept cash or valid AppCards with account balances. Any suggestions or requests for service or refunds should be made by calling 828-262-3061.