Cottey Food

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” — Virginia Woolf

Good Eats

We’ll just come out and say it. Food’s important to us. Because we know it’s important to you. It’s comfort. It’s fuel. It’s brain power. To us, that means it should taste great – at least as good as home cooking, or better – and be good for you too.

Think we’re just saying this? When you ask students or alumnae what are the best things about Cottey, food is almost always in the top five. Go ahead and ask for yourself. Better yet, taste for yourself! When you visit campus, we’ll make sure you get a chance to have a bite to eat.

Raney Dining Room – Hours

Monday – Friday

  • Breakfast – 7:00 am – 9:00 am; Continental Offerings until 9:30 am
  • Lunch – 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
  • Dinner – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


  • Continental Breakfast – 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Lunch – 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
  • Dinner – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


  • Continental Breakfast – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Brunch Buffet – 10:30 am – 1:00 pm


Included in your room and board are 20 meals a week in Raney Dining Room. This includes Monday breakfast through Sunday brunch. Sunday dinners you’re on your own. Don’t worry, you won’t starve. There are lots of options – grab something in town, warm up the hotplate in your suite, join in a “suite feed” (kind of like a potluck), or have a bite in the Chellie Club coffeehouse on campus.


Like most great restaurants, the Dining team is always looking for reasons to make meals special. For example, during the holidays you’ll see a lot of your seasonal favorites on the menu, and Sunday brunches are always a time to add a little flair. Where the Dining team really brings it is during every suite’s annual Centennial Dinner. It’s an evening to which every suite member looks forward!


Feel free to contact us by phone: (417) 667-8181 ext 2150 or

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