McKinley grill in the Atrium located inside the Arts and Journalism buildingA central hub of activity on campus, The Atrium in the Art and Journalism Building offers foods college students love. Whether you want a custom-made salad, pizza, burrito bowl, or vegan burger, you can find it here.  

Order your meal to go or relax in the sunlight filled atrium looking out onto McKinley Avenue. In warm weather, enjoy outdoor dining on the patio by the fountain.

Papa John's

Personal-size pizzas, wings, breadsticks, and sweets are on the menu at Papa John's. Pair it with a cup of fresh fruit or veggies from the nearby grab-n-go coolers. 

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Boar's Head Deli
Create your favorite sandwich, wrap, flatbread, or salad from a large variety of premium Boar's Head meats and cheeses. Pair it with a bowl of piping hot soup, mac-n-cheese or a bag of baked chips. Need your sandwich gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan? No problem, we have those options too!

Vivimos Fresh Mexican Grill
Enjoy tacos, taco salads, burrito bowls, nachos and all your south-of-the-border favorites, built just the way you like it from an array of perfectly seasoned meats and fresh veggies. Colorful vegetarian and vegan options are plentiful.

McKinley Grille
This is your stop for hearty breakfast favorites like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and bacon. At lunch and dinner, we're serving up burgers and turkey burgers, chipotle black bean burgers, fish and chips, tenderloins, specialty baked potatoes, and more.

The Revolving Kitchen
This pop-up style eatery features quick, grab-n-go favorites that are on a weekly rotation. These diverse menus also have vegetarian options, ala carte items, and boxed meal deals for the ultimate fast, affordable stop between classes.

And just down the hallway... Atrium Café
Just to the north of the Ball State Bookstore, you'll find the Atrium Café and Convenience Store which features Top-9 allergen free food options. It also offers a small retail section for those needing a quick snack as well.


  • Custom, made-to-order items such as baked potatoes, salads, sandwiches, stir fry, pizzas which are made with Top-9 allergy free ingredients,
  • Small pantry retail items for quick snacks,
  • A focus on local and sustainable sources; and
  • An emphasis on healthy, special diet, and market-fresh options.