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The Atrium

atrium3A central hub of activity on campus, The Atrium in the Art and Journalism Building offers foods that college students love to eat. Whether you want salads, wraps, pizza, nachos, or fries, you can get it here.

The Atrium features Chick-fil-A Express, specializing in its famous chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Papa John's offers personal-size pizzas, wings, and breadsticks. Your meal card can be used at all national brands on campus.

The Atrium also includes these options:

  • McKinley Grille offers hot breakfast choices, sandwiches, mouth-watering steak burgers smothered in your favorite cheese, freshly cut french fries, specialty baked potatoes, and grill favorites.
  • Boar's Head Deli will create your favorite custom sandwich, salad, or wrap from a spread of premium Boar's Head deli meats, Boar's Head cheeses, and fresh breads. Pair your custom deli item with a bowl of piping hot soup.
  • ¡Vivimos! Fresh Mexican Grill serves custom grilled burritos, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and more of your favorite Mexican cuisine, including plentiful vegetarian and vegan options. A self-serve salsa bar features chips, queso, and a variety of salsas.

atrium2If the weather is nice, you can dine outside on the patio along McKinley Avenue. If you don’t have time to sit down in our spacious dining area with live trees, we have grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

The Art and Journalism Building conveniently connects to the Ball Communication Building, near the David Letterman Communication and Media Building and Robert Bell Building, so you can stop by for a quick bite between classes.

See our hours of operation.


Need catering?  The Atrium provides both dine-in (Studio Room) and pick-up catering items for meetings, luncheons, receptions, and more. Boar's Head deli trays, Chick-fil-A nuggets, side salads, fresh fruit, cookies, and an assortment of hot and cold beverages are just some of the options available to you. To receive the menu or place an order, call 765-285-0015. (For customized catering through University Catering, please call 765-285-3500.)

Ball State University Dining
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 140
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-1967
Fax: 765-285-3713
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