The Cavern, our snack bar located on the lower level of the Colket Center, is operated by RC Dining Services. Students may use the meal plan to obtain lunch or dinner Monday through Friday. Breakfast items are also available. The Cavern converts to a club atmosphere at night where a diverse schedule of activities and events happen. The Cavern plays an integral role in the Friday night program, RC After Dark, providing the food and drink for the event as well as hosting live events. The Cavern is open from 11 AM - 11 PM, Monday - Friday; and 5 PM - 11 PM on Saturday.

Catering Services

RC Dining Services caters many events in the Colket Center and numerous other locations on campus. A variety of special catered events are available to your conference group. Don't be afraid to ask for that special event. Some "old favorites" are:

  • Coffee Breaks with homemade coffee cake
  • Picnics on the Back Quad
  • Boxed lunches for groups on the go
  • Served or buffet dinners or lunches.
  • NOTE: Some of these events are for large groups only. Contact RC Dining Services for more information.


Roanoke College operates its own dining service - the Sutton Commons. Meals are served cafeteria style with unlimited portions, seven days a week. Students on the meal plan may opt to have weekday meals either in the Commons or in the Cavern. You must show your validated ID card or pay the door charge for that meal. Dining service hours can be found at: www.roanoke.edu/announcements/weekdining.asp