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Welcome To The College Grind!

The College Grind
The College Grind
The College Grind
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The College Grind

Hours Of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Friday 7am - 8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 7am - 5 pm

Are you hungry? Do you need a computer or printer? Do you and your friends need a place to study or relax between classes? Then check out the Holmes Student Center's new cybercafe "The College Grind"! 

The College Grind includes a relaxing environment for anyone to stop by and enjoy. It includes a computer lab, coffee counter, and a sitting lounge. The College Grind is the perfect place to ease your day.

Check out all thats available at The College Grind Below!  

Coffee Counter & Food Menu

The College Grind has a full coffee counter, filled with various drinks and snacks, to fill your caffeine needs! Check out the menu to the right for daily items.

Grind Front Counter                       

Computer Lab & Printer

The Grind also comes with a computer lab with 10 computers available. Also, next to the lab is a Huskie printer for student printing, copying, and Pharos printing. If Huskie Bucks are needed, there is a card platform right outside of the main door to the cafe.  Check out the new printing regulations here!

Computer Lab   Grind Printer 

            We Serve PAPA NICHOLAS Coffee

               Espresso               Brewed Coffee
               Latte                    Cappuccino
               Mocha                  White Mocha
               Carmel Machiatto   Chai Latte
               Cafe Americano     Carmel Apple Cider
               Hot Cocoa             Tazo Teas
               Pepsi Fountain Drinks
               Assorted Bottled Juices
               Assorted Muffins, Danish & Bagels
               Garden Salad & Grilled Chicken Salad
               Custom made sandwiches (grilled or cold)

Sitting Lounge

The sitting area is the perfect place to socialize and enjoy some coffee. Filled with plenty of tables and a beautiful fireplace The College Grind provides a great atmosphere.

Grind Scene

** Laptop Loan Program **

While you are at The College Grind you can take advantage of the HSC's new Laptop Loan Program. Around the corner from The Grind, next the Main Office, you will find the Information Desk where you are able to rent out a laptop while you are in the Student Center. 

To rent a laptop you need 2 forms of identification:

  1. A valid State ID or Driver's License
  2. An NIU One Card

Laptops MUST be retuned after a 4 hour loan period, or by 11:00PM.

Info Desk2                   

** Live Music Mondays & Entertainment **

The HSC is excited to introduce Live Music Mondays(LMM) at The College Grind. Mondays the cafe is transformed into a live music venue providing a unique new social environment. Live Music Mondays start at 8PM. Also following LMM, there will be Open Jam Sessions from 9:15PM - 10:30 PM hosted by The Left Ridge Sextet.

Live Music Monday