The TIU Dining Services management team is here to serve you. The Dining Services office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Managers are also always available during every meal time. 

Sergio Avalos, Trinity Dining Services Director

Email:     Phone:  847-317-7103

Vanessa Roman, Catering/Event Manager

Email:, Phone: 847-317-7133


Beginning Fall 2023, We will be serving grab and go breakfast items from the cafe, and a full lunch at the Hawkins Dining Hall.

The Trinity ID card price will be $6 at the door, or blocks of meals(click here) can be purchased in advance, which will equal $5 a meal. 

Cafe (formally Fresh) will be open in the morning offering coffee, coffee specialty drinks, and other cold beverages along with muffins, pastries, and additional breakfast items. They will have some options for you to use your TIU ID card $5 meal swipe or all other items will be a la carte pricing.
Hawkins will be open for lunch on weekdays offering an affordable, tasty hot lunch and salad bar. The price will be $6 for all students, staff, and faculty. Please be ready to show your ID. You will also have the option to load 10 meal swipes on your ID for the special price of $5 per meal.  You can load meals on your Trinity ID using the following link: 
Catering will still be available through Trinity Dining Services. You will continue to work with Vanessa Roman, our Catering and Event Services Manager, for all catering and event requests.
Cafe:  Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hawkins:  Monday-Friday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Please note, when campus is closed for holidays or emergency closings, Trinity Dining Services will also be closed.

The Business Office is able to charge your student account for meal blocks. Please use this form to authorize this charge. 



Department Card Meal Cards

If you would like to add meals to a DEPARTMENT card please fill out an online Department Meal Card Reload form

Please note this is only for DEPARTMENT card additions.  You cannot make any additions to the student or staff/faculty meal plans through this system.