Vail Commons is the primary dining option available on campus, offering dine-in and carry-out options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

At Vail Commons, we welcome various payment options, including meal plan options, Dining Dollars, Declining Balance, and credit cards. For those who choose to dine in the facility, the meals are all-you-care-to-eat and comprise a range of options such as hot entrées, plant-based choices, an extensive salad bar, desserts, and beverages. We warmly welcome back Taaza Indian Bistro to our Herbs and Spices station this fall semester! This restaurant serves delicious classics of indian cuisine!

We also offer fresh to-go meals with a one-time $10 fee. Once payment is accepted, participants will receive a large three-compartment box and also a smaller side item box. Bring back the boxes cleaned during your next Vail Commons visit and a Dining Services team member will give you new boxes or a keychain for the next time you'd like a take out meal. Join our Green Box program and enjoy your meals on the go.

Reserve the Annex!

Turn your next meeting into a ‘chow down breakdown’ at the Annex in Vail Commons. Reserve the room during any meal period at Vail Commons and enjoy private discussions with peers, colleagues, or club members as you dine. The Annex comfortably seats 16 and is equipped with a dry erase board and wall monitor.

Please note guests must purchase meals at Vail Commons to attend. Dining Dollars, meal swipes, credit cards, departmental charge and P-Cards are accepted. Please contact Bonnie Dunavent, 704-894-2511 or, to reserve the Annex for your next group meeting!

2023-2024 Academic Year Door Prices

Group Price Price (with tax)
Public Meal $13.80 $14.94
Student (catcard owner)- dining dollars $9.25 $10.01
Student- paying for a guest with dining dollars $13.40 $14.51
Departmental Rate $11.30 No tax
Tour Group Rate (more than 10 people) $11.30 $12.23
College employee- using employee meal plan/dining dollars $9.25 $10.01
College employee- using credit card $10.45 $11.31
Children 3 – 12 years $9.75 $10.55
Child 2 years and under- free Free Free

Vail Commons Favorites

Explore the most popular food options and find your new favorites! Discover the top choices from different stations and decide which ones you'd like to try. With a wide selection of options, there's something to suit every taste!

  • Halal Chicken (Corner Grill Station)
  • Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan 
  • Made-To-Order Omelets
  • Power Plant Station (Plant-Based Station)
  • Fried Chicken
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Deluxe Salad Bar (Including a Vegan & Made Without Gluten Side)