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 includes two national chains: Chick-fil-A Express and Sbarro—The Italian Eatery. Sbarro specializes in pasta entrees, pizza, salads, and other Italian favorites, while Chick-fil-A serves its famous chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Your meal card can be used at both locations.

The Atrium also includes these options:

  • McKinley Grille offers sandwiches, mouth-watering burgers smothered in your favorite cheese, freshly cut french fries, and other 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.
  • ¡Vivimos! Fresh Mexican Grill serves custom grilled burritos, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and more of your favorite Mexican cuisine, including numerous 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. See The Atrium catering menu. To 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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