The OSU COVID-19 plan follows expert guidance from state and local public health authorities. Learn more about dining area safety. To support a healthier campus community, cash payments will not be accepted in the Beaver Dam or Study Grounds until further notice.
The Beaver Dam dining venue and Study Grounds coffee shop are located in Obsidian Hall, steps away from the Residence Hall.
The Beaver Dam offers flavors from around the world, and uses local, organic and sustainable products as much as possible. You’ll also find plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. We are proud to provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal dining choices. In addition, our university dietitian can meet with you regarding any special dietary needs or answer any questions you might have.
Study Grounds is a coffee bar and cafe proudly serving Backporch coffee. Breakfast and lunch items are made in house using fresh, locally-sourced products. Choose from breakfast sandwiches, wraps, open-faced toasts, pastries and much more. Also featuring power juices, vegan smoothies, and blended energy and coffee drinks.