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Campus Dining

The Robbie Pile Dining Hall

For breakfast, lunch and dinner  look no further than the Robbie Pile Dining Hall, our main dining facility. The heart of campus life, the dining hall is a great place for one on one meetings, or just time to hang out, relax and eat with your friends.

The dining hall features an all you can eat buffet; including entrees that vary daily, a fully stocked salad bar, as well as other healthy options.

In addition, the dining hall hosts special events and themed dinners throughout the year, making for fun times and adding a personal touch to the Emmaus Experience.

​The Eagle's Nest

The Eagles's Nest, located in the Pollard Fieldhouse, offers a simple menu built on fresh ingredients and is committed to consistent and efficient service. Stop buy for a fresh salad, hand-pressed burger or chicken sandwich and a glass of sweet tea or hand squeezed lemonade! There’s also milkshakes and a soft-serve ice cream machine for those craving something sweet.

The Eagle’s Nest is a great place to come hang out with friends during the Emmaus Eagles games, as well as a place simply to relax by watching TV or doing homework.


The Coffee Bean

The Coffee Bean is our coffee shop, located in the main building, right between the library and student center. Stop by before class to grab a cup of coffee, or come by in the afternoon or evening to hang out, study or meet with your friends for a group project. The Coffee Bean offers many different types of coffee, espresso and coffee/espresso beverages as well as smoothies, teas, hot chocolate, etc.


One of the best parts of college is the experiences you'll have while living on the dorms, and that's no exception here at Emmaus! 

Nearly all of our dormitories are single rooms, with the exception of two- to four-person suites available in Smith Hall.  Each single room is outfitted with a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, sink, and medicine cabinet, as well as a closet and room for storage above the closet (click here for the dimensions of our single rooms).  In Smith Hall, suites are equipped with beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and closets. Smith Hall suites are air conditioned, as well as each dorm room/suite has its own heating register and window.

Each hall has a common restroom facility including individual showers, toilets, and sinks. In addition to this, we have a fully-equipped, non coin operated laundry facility that is available for resident use. 

Check out our virtual tour to see the dorms (and the rest of the campus) for yourself!


What to bring:

  • Bible
  • Clothes for every season (see Dress Code)
  • Pillow and bedding (twin XL sheets)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc)
  • Towels
  • 3M strips to hang items on the wall
  • Standard Ethernet cable (10’ to 14’)
  • Power strips/surge protectors
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Hangers for closet
  • School supplies
  • Shower caddy and flip flops

What you may want:

  • Lamp
  • Area rug (all rooms but Smith Hall)
  • Microwave
  • Small refrigerator
  • Computer
  • Loft bed (click here for requirements)
  • Coffee maker
  • Humidifier
  • Closet shoe organizer
  • Fan
  • Bicycle
  • Curtains and curtain rod
  • Dry erase board

What NOT to bring:

  • TVs larger than 36 inches
  • Hot plates
  • Candles
  • Toasters
  • Incense
  • Pets (besides fish)
  • An inadequate loft bed
  • Extension cords
  • Air conditioner
  • Electric heater
  • Weapons (including knives, CO2 guns, airsoft guns, bb guns, paintball guns, etc.)

If you would desire to have a loft, please be prepared to supply your own and to supply all necessary tools and man power for the set up and tear down. There will be a $50 fee assessed to your student account for the removal of the school's existing furniture and storage. If you are planning to bring a loft please email Hannah Leavitt at to have your room prepared upon your arrival.

All unmarried students are required to room and board at the college unless they live with a relative within commuting distance.  Housing for married students is readily available throughout the Dubuque community. Contact your admissions counselor for more information or for help in finding housing.

All students planning to have a car on campus, must purchase a parking pass; passes cost $30 per semester.