Nelson Dining Hall is located on south campus close to the academic buildings and Anderson Academic Commons. It is convenient to students living in Nelson, Nagel and J Mac. Denver Dining offers three locations on campus to use your meal plan. We recommend taking advantage of all three to get the most variety and satisfaction from your dining plan. Dining in Nelson Hall is the perfect place for socializing and sitting down for a meal with all your friends. It is the most beautiful room on campus, featuring vaulted ceilings, large windows overlooking the courtyard and an outside patio to take advantage of the 300 days of sun we enjoy on campus. When entering the servery, Nelson Dining Hall features a horseshoe shaped food service area. Wander around and see what you like. Choose from locally sourced burgers or specialty sandwiches, comfort food, action station, fresh fruit, self-serve salad bar, and a delicious pasta station. In the middle of the servery is a Vegan/Vegetarian self-serve station featuring delicious choices of plant-based proteins, fresh vegetables and salads. There is also a specialty fridge for Dietary Restrictions, which includes Gluten Free Choices, Meatless Options, as well as Dairy Free alternatives. Finish your journey at the beverage station with a glass of orange juice, milk or soft drink. But don’t forget to stop by the dessert bar and select a homemade dessert baked on campus. If you have a question, please ask a member of our friendly staff or seek a manager in a dark chef coat. If you would like personalized support, Denver Dining by Sodexo has a dietitian available to all students.
We are committed to sustainable practices and source 20% of our menu following the University of Denver Sustainable Food guidelines. We also compost, recycle and use energy efficient equipment.
Nelson Dining Hall offers a private dining room available for meetings as well as a cozy, secluded dining area, with TV’s and couches, that offers a quieter eating atmosphere. There are also multiple LCD screens that provide updates on our promotions, menus and upcoming themed events.