The University of Iowa

Options to Fit Your Budget

We always love working with student organizations on campus. Whether you are looking for meeting snacks or a full service meal option, we are available to assist you in your next event. For menu options, please view the student order menu below or feel free to contact a member of our team with any additional questions that you may have.

Submit orders at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability.  Payment and final details should be submitted (5) business days before your event.

Please note: In order to receive student organization pricing, the payment must come directly from a student organization account.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some of the most common questions that we receive. 

University Catering has a full menu for student organizations at a discounted rate. This includes, but is not limited to, beverages, appetizers, snack breaks, buffet meals, served dinners, and desserts.

Outside catering is only allowed for cultural or religious purposes, based off of your student organization. Paperwork must be obtained through our sales office in suite 237 of the Iowa Memorial Union prior to confirming your outside caterer.  Please plan ahead - getting a new alternative vendor approved can take over 2 weeks.  Using an alternative vendor from the approved vendor list below will speed up the approval process.

Approved alternative vendors (valid until dates listed below):

  • Taj Mahal 9/18/2024 
  • Exotic India 10/27/2024 
  • Peking Buffet 12/16/2024 
  • Frida Kahlo 12/31/2024 
  • O’s Grill 3/1/2025 
  • Sun Café 3/24/2025 
  • Masala 3/30/2025 
  • Hoja 4/5/2025 
  • Bollywood Grill 4/5/2025 
  • Oasis Falafel 4/12/2025 
  • Tabooleh 8/18/2025 
  • Island Vybz 8/18/2025 
  • Cachua Cakes 8/22/2025 
  • Delhicacy 9/30/2025 
  • Sumo Sushi Grilled and Bar 3/27/2026 

Once we have collected payment for your event, we are happy to sign off on your EIF form.

If a department is paying for the event, then they are responsible for the standard pricing. Student discounts are only offered to student organizations paying directly out of their student account.

You are welcome to visit the Student Organization Business Office (SOBO) office located in Room 159 of the Iowa Memorial Union to inquire about your budget.

Have additional questions for our team? The best way to get a hold of us is to call or email, in order to set up an appointment. We accept drop-ins for signing off on EIF forms and providing us with payment.