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How to Survive Finals Week

  1. Plan out your meals ahead of time. Creating a meal plan for the week will keep you fed and energized. Having one less thing to worry about can also reduce some stress. Who wants to be trying to figure out where to eat when you can’t even figure out question one of the practice exam? Need some pointers on meal planning? Check out this post from a few weeks ago!
  2. Make a study schedule. While you’re coming up with a meal plan, go ahead and create a study schedule as well. This will keep you organized and make sure you have enough time to study for every exam. Want to make it more fun? Color-code it with your favorite, brightest colors to help keep everything straight.
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Jumpstarting your metabolism early on will help you stay focused throughout the day. Plus, who doesn’t love a good yogurt parfait?
  4. Choose a good studying location. While campus can get crowded during finals week, it’s important to find a study environment that works for you. If you can’t be productive if you’re around your friends, don’t study with them. If the second floor of King isn’t for you, don’t attempt to work there. Throw on some comfy clothes and find a quiet spot that is most your style and you’re set to crush that studying! As far as dining locations go, Maplestreet Station is a good study spot. If you study best in your dorm room, grab a meal to-go from Garden Market or load up on healthy study snacks at Market Street at MacCracken.
  5. Try meditating. Meditating for just 10 minutes can help you destress and focus on the task at hand. There are a bunch of apps for guided mediation and Spotify has a few playlists as well. If you want more tips on how to meditate and the benefits of practicing mediation, read this post!
  6. Workout. Much like meditation, exercise can help you clear your mind, destress, and re-energize you after a grueling study session. Endorphins released during your workout will perk you up, and get you ready for the next exam.
  7. If all else fails, coffee is your friend. Just make sure you’re also drinking a TON of water so you don’t get dehydrated and keep the caffeine intake under control to avoid getting jittery. Green tea is a great alternative.
  8. Let it go. Once the exam is over, it’s over. Don’t let the stress overwhelm you! Treat yourself after a hard exam with your favorite sweet treat, like ice cream from Miami Ice!

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

As the semester winds down, make sure to really take it all in before you leave campus. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. We’ve created a list of the top places you must visit on your stroll down memory lane.

Take pictures at each stop, tag us, and use the hashtag #MUEats to be entered to win a Fuji Film Instax camera! (Must be following @MiamiUDining on Twitter to win. Winner will be chosen Tuesday, 5/9 at noon.)

  1. Your Old Favorite Dining Hall
    Take a trip to your old favorite dining hall and get all you care to eat like it’s first semester freshman year again.
  2. Dividends Salad
    Everyone loves the Miami University exclusive sweet herb dressing. Throw it on some of Trader Green’s fresh greens and salad fixings and snap a pic!
  3. Wing Wednesday
    Whether you’re getting your wings fix at Wing Bar, Garden Market, Dividends, Martin or Harris, there’s something special about celebrating Wing Wednesday! Celebrate by getting wings in your favorite sauce with a side of celery or carrots.
  4. Miami Ice Gelato
    Handmade ice cream on meal plan … what could be better? Get your favorite flavor and mix-ins. If you don’t have a favorite, try the Miami exclusive Red Brick Bliss ice cream from Young’s Dairy!
  5. The Q
    It’s only been here for this school year, but The Q has quickly become a fan favorite. Get your favorite barbecue dishes and sides. Don’t forget about the loaded nachos or barbecue flatbread pizza!
  6. La Mia Cucina
    La Mia is Miami’s very exclusive sit down restaurant. Get a chicken parm or a fresh panini and sit with your friends in this classic joint located right in Harris Dining Commons.
  7. Late Night Pulley
    Late night and Pulley Diner. Name a more iconic duo … I’ll wait. Got a hankering for mozz sticks at 2:30 AM? Get them from Pulley; open 24/7 and all on meal plan!
  8. Weekend Brunch
    Throw it back to freshman year Sundays recapping the weekend’s events with your friends in the closest dining hall over a delicious brunch spread. Bring your pals and reminisce on all the classic tales of your time here at Miami.
  9. Garlic Bites
    Make sure you bring some gum because once you start eating the garlic bites offered at various locations around campus (Garden Commons is a good start), you won’t be able to stop. These addictive bites of warm, garlicky goodness are sure to satisfy.
  10. Favorite Late Night Study Snack
    Up late studying? Grab your favorite late night study snack from King Cafe and relive the countless study dates you’ve had over the years!
  11. Favorite Ice Cream from the Market
    Whether it’s Ben and Jerry’s, Madisono’s Gelato, Halo Top or another one of your favorite brands, get your favorite pint from Market Street at MacCracken or Emporium and enjoy with friends to cool down on a hot, end-of-semester day.
  12. Scoreboard Market
    Scoreboard Market was a student favorite even before it underwent renovation with Martin Dining Hall last year. It has quickly become a student favorite again, offering all your favorite to-go food making it a great trip down memory lane, especially for those who are graduating. Mini corn dogs? Spicy chicken sandwich? Whatever you fancy, snap a pic and send it our way while you sit back and enjoy Scoreboard’s great variety of a la carte delicacies.

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We Scream for Ice Cream (Extravaganza)!

As the semester comes to a close, we want to invite you to the ultimate semester send-off; Ice Cream Extravaganza!


🍦 Ice Cream Extravaganza 🍦

Date Location Time
May 3, 2017 Garden Commons 5-8pm

Take a break from the academic grind and get something sweet on Wednesday, May 3 from 5-8pm as Garden Commons hosts ice cream and gelato experts from the Miami family.

Young’s Jersey Dairy will be in attendance, serving up their ice cream, which is well known around campus. Young’s Jersey, based out of Yellow Springs, provides the ice cream used in Encounter milkshakes and is the creator of Red Brick Bliss, Miami’s exclusive ice cream flavor served at Miami Ice.

Speaking of Miami Ice, Miami Ice gelato will be available as well. Look forward to their tasty gelato flavors that are all made fresh, in-house at Armstrong Student Center.

Additionally, prizes will be given away from ice cream favorites like Graeter’s, Spring Street Treats and Mitchell’s Ice Cream. Stop by and enter to win!

If you still aren’t convinced or don’t know what to expect, check out our recap from our fall event and see for yourself! Regardless, be sure to swing by Garden Commons on Wednesday, May 3 from 5-8pm for dinner and take advantage of the opportunity to get a sweet treat for dessert!


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What to Get Your Friends Based on Their Favorite MU Dining Location

Finding the perfect gifts for your favorite people is hard. We’re here to help. We’ve chosen some of the dining locations on campus and curated gifts to match the personality of each spot. Whatever your friends’ faves are, they’re sure to love these gifts.

Delish

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Plush Toy

Do they live for the grilled cheese and tomato soup specials at Delish? Then they’ll love this cute-as-a-button grilled cheese plush toy to keep them warm when the sandwich isn’t available.

Personalized Sandwich KeyChain

If you both like to customize your own sandwich at Delish, they’ll love this personalized sandwich key chain. Permanently record their favorite order, or just say something nice!  

Donation to the National Mustard Museum

If they like to douse their sandwiches in that spicy, yellow condiment, make a donation on your friend’s behalf to the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin.  

Sundial

This Cheesy T-Shirt

If your friends are always down for a slice of pizza from Sundial, get them this punny shirt to wear the next time y’all meet up in Armstrong!

First Stop

Buttered Toast Pillow

Does your friend love breakfast food more than Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson combined? Fuel their dreams of delicious breakfast food with this pillow that’s just too cute to eat!

Pancake Backpack

If you give your friend a pancake backpack … they’ll probably want to get First Stop with you. But would that really be a bad thing??

“Is Butter a Carb?” Phone Case

Combine your friend’s love for Mean Girls and a buttered First Stop shortstack with this trendy phone case featuring a movie line everyone knows.

La Mia Cucina

“You’re My Butter Half” Pins

Give this gift to the buttered noodles to your chicken and pesto tortellini. If you and your friend strike the perfect balance, get them this carbo-loaded pin set!

Bell Tower

“Holy Guacamole” Phone Case

Help your friend protect their phone while they’re calling people to tell them that guac isn’t extra at Bell Tower!

Wing Bar

“I Got the Sauce” Sweatshirt

Everyone knows the best part of any chicken-based meal is the sauce. Show your friends they’re the best with this cheeky sweatshirt!

Americas

“Ranch Dressing is a Blessing” Tank

If your friend knows the best way to dress an Americas’ salad is with the staple of the midwest (Ranch), they’ll love this tank. Let them express what everyone’s really thinking with this great gift.

The Q

“BBQ Scented Candle”

If The Q was the Miami University dining addition you needed this year, this candle is the one for you. Get that delicious Memphis-style BBQ scent with this candle that supports a good cause!

Miami Ice

Alphabetical Dessert Print

If your friend is going to crave baked goods over break, keep them satisfied with this scrumptious print.

Donut Temporary Tattoos

Are Miami Ice donuts on the top of your friend’s favorite foods list? If the answer is yes, let them show their dedication, at least temporarily, with these fun accessories!

Coffee Laptop Sticker

If you can always find your friend studying by Miami Ice, let them show off their one true love with this chill sticker that reps their favorite hot drink.

Tea Hive

“My Puns are Koala Tea” T-Shirt

The jokester of your friend group, or just your tea-loving friend will appreciate this pun-loving shirt. It doesn’t hurt that it’s eco-friendly and super soft.

Robot Motorcycle Donut Dark Rider Metal Sign

Do your friends go nuts over donuts? If Tea Hive is the place to be for a quick treat among friends, they might like this funky metal sign for their dorm room!

Coffee and Tea Coloring Book

Help your friends de-stress with this coloring book they can work in while they sip on their favorite Tea Hive beverage.

Pulley Diner

Fry-Day T-Shirt

Does your friend rave about Pulley’s fries? Get them this shirt so they can celebrate everyday like it’s fry-day!

Burger and Fry Earrings

If you two go together like a burger and fries or Late Night and Pulley, get them these super fun earrings for under $15!

Encounter

Hambag

Don’t burgle burgers, steal hearts with this quirky purse.

Burger Phone Case

Your friends will be able to protect their phones while they’re texting you about the great burger they just ate at Encounter with this festive case.

Starbucks

Coffee Bean Necklace

If your friend loves coffee almost as much as you love them, get them this beautiful necklace so they can wear their heart around their neck.

Coffee-Themed Poster

Does your friend constantly wish they could be swimming in a pool of coffee? This print might be exactly what they need to motivate them to achieve their dreams.

Revisiting the M-Pire State of Mind Dinner

Guests posed with the Statue of Liberty, listened to songs influenced by New York City, and got their “taste” of the Big Apple during the M-Pire State of Mind Special Dinner at Harris Dining Hall on September 15.

Under the glow of our own Brooklyn Bridge, students had their fill of food, inspired by the varied New York food culture. There was a station for Little Italy, featuring New York-style pizza. Chinatown served stir-fry, fried rice, and egg rolls. Another station, inspired by the New York Hot Dog Cart, served loaded hot dogs and soft pretzels. Sandwiches like a grilled pastrami with swiss on marble rye were served from the New York Delicatessen station.

Warm “Big Apple” dumplings and strawberry cheesecake headlined the desserts, but guests also had the opportunity to try Miami University’s new specialty ice cream flavor from Young’s Dairy: Red Brick Bliss! Red Brick Bliss is an exclusive ice cream flavor for Miami and will only be available at Miami Ice, in case you missed out last week.

If you had your photo taken with the Statue of Liberty, check out our Facebook album. Be sure to tag you and your friends!

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Recapping Ice Cream Extravaganza (Fall 2016)

It was all smiles at Garden Commons during last Thursday’s Ice Cream Extravaganza event! Students braved the rain for servings of ice cream and gelato, courtesy of Madisono’s, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Miami Ice.

After all, ice cream is worth it.

Madisono’s, a company based out of Cincinnati, served delicious artisanal gelato and sorbetto to guests. Young’s Jersey Dairy, from Yellow Springs, offered a wide variety of their own tasty ice cream flavors. Finally, Miami Ice made the trek from Armstrong Student Center to serve some of their own wonderful gelato.

Additional ice cream novelties were also available and students had the opportunity to enter giveaways with a chance to win prizes from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Graeter’s!

If you are craving more sweets from last night’s festivities, Madisono’s gelato and sorbetto can be purchased on campus at Market Street at MacCracken.

Young’s Jersey Dairy supplies the ice cream for Encounter milkshakes and will be unveiling a new, exclusive Miami ice cream flavor at the M-Pire State of Mind Homecoming Special Dinner on September 15th.

Miami Ice gelato is made in-house at Armstrong and is available for purchase at the Miami Ice location there!

Make sure you are following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, so you don’t miss out on anything in the world of Miami University dining. We look forward to serving you at the M-Pire State of Mind Homecoming Dinner on Thursday, September 15th from 5-8pm at Harris Dining Hall!

Ice Cream Extravaganza Primer

Our first special dining event is upon us! With one week of fall semester in the books, we turn our attention to Garden Commons for the ultimate summer send-off.

🍦 Ice Cream Extravaganza 🍦

On Thursday, September 8th from 5-8pm, Garden Commons will be hosting ice cream and gelato experts who want to share their craft with you. Joining us — and serving their products — will be Madisono’s Gelato, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Miami Ice. Meanwhile, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Graeter’s have given us some fun things to give away during the dinner. It will be a true ice cream celebration!

Madisono’s Gelato is hand-crafted and features some really unique artisanal flavors. The Cincinnati-based company makes gelato and sorbetto that is sold out of Market Street at MacCracken, if you’re looking for your own pint!

Get to know Madisono’s Gelato with our “Locally Grown” piece

Young’s Jersey Dairy is based in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Young’s Dairy is more than just an ice cream maker, with a fun setup in Yellow Springs that is definitely worth a day-trip. You can treat yourself to Young’s Dairy ice cream with a stop by Encounter at Maplestreet Station!

Miami Ice, based out of Armstrong Student Center, makes their own fresh gelato in-house, in addition to their ice cream fold-in creations, and offers a variety of tasty flavors!

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is based out of Columbus, Ohio and can be bought by the pint at Dorsey Market and Market Street at MacCracken.

Graeter’s is a local favorite, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a storefront uptown!

Relive Ice Cream Extravaganza from this past spring! – “We All Scream for Ice Cream (and Gelato) at Ice Cream Extravaganza!

What: Ice Cream Extravaganza

When: Thursday, September 8th from 5-8pm

Where: Garden Commons

What’s New on the Menu? – Armstrong Student Center

A new school year is just around the corner, with Move in Week underway, and we thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of the exciting new dining additions for this fall! What better place to begin, than with the central hub of the Miami University dining scene; Armstrong Student Center?

A hotbed of student activity, Armstrong has some wonderful new offerings, including a brand new station, that we are sure guests will love!

Pulley Diner

Pulley is returning, looking largely the same. A rotation of soups will be available, along with chili, which is always available. Guests can build-their-own omelettes from a selection of ingredients. Additionally, blueberries and chocolate chips are now available for your morning pancake creations. A featured cake or torte will also be available on rotation to satisfy your sweet tooth. Keep an eye on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for possible dinner specials that may be popping up throughout the school year as well.

Emporium

The hours have changed slightly (it’s no longer open 24 hours), however, it’s still the Emporium you know and love.

Haines’ Boulangerie

You will notice an enhanced soup rotation (similar to Pulley’s), but otherwise, Haines’ Boulangerie remains largely the same compared to a year ago.

Miami Ice

Miami Ice’s gelato is still made in-house and oh so tasty. We’ve added Affogato to the menu, which is gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso… just let that thought sink in for a moment.

Mein Street

Mein Street is back and rolling as a campus favorite. You may notice a slight difference in the ordering process in an effort to better serve you. Definitely give the new Sweet Teriyaki Sauce a taste with your stir-fry.

Wing Bar

Wing Bar now offers three sizes of boneless and traditional wings (5, 10 and 15) and you can now purchase a tasty fried chicken sandwich there. Mozzarella sticks and onion rings are side options, along with dipping sauces. Definitely try the brand new Dagron Berry Sauce with your mozzarella sticks. It’s the brainchild of one of the staff members there and it’s delicious. Along those lines, also try the new Sweet Teriyaki Sauce on your wings.

Sundial

Sundial is returning with calzones, made-to-order custom pasta dishes and made-to-order stone oven pizzas, along with the standard pizza and pasta favorites. The big news with Sundial is that you are able to use the GET App to order ahead and skip the line for pick-up. You can use this mobile ordering feature for the custom pastas and the customizable stone oven pizzas, along with sides, drinks and more. This means you can enjoy Sundial’s specialty items with the convenience of walk-up service!

Download the GET App for Apple and Android, or order online here.

Traditions

Traditions is completely new, replacing Serrano this year (look for your taco/taco bowl fix over at Maplestreet’s Americas). The menu is a rotating menu with some healthier takes on traditional comfort food. Look for meats (grilled salmon, ham, roasted chicken, Ribeye steak, etc.), potatoes, veggies and prepared salads, among a litany of other tasty, healthy dining options!

Per usual, keep tabs on the latest happenings in dining by following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram! We are very excited to have you all back on campus and we can’t wait to serve you during the 2016-17 school year!

Top 10 Most Popular Menu Items from Spring Semester

There are 11 different locations on campus, offering a wide array of food. From the epicenter of student activity at Armstrong, to King Cafe and Dividends, there are a variety of flavors available to students across the Miami University campus.

That got us thinking. What are the most popular meals on campus?

Without further ado, let’s take a look back at the spring semester and countdown the top 10 most popular menu items at our a la carte locations.

10. Spicy Chicken Sandwich

The spicy chicken sandwich gets the countdown rolling at No. 10. Available at Pulley Diner, Bell Tower Place and Garden Market, as well as buffet locations on occasion, the spicy chicken sandwich is a tasty choice that students flock to. Keep tabs on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts next year so you don’t miss out on spicy chicken sandwich specials, like the one we had at Encounter this past semester.

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This spicy chicken sandwich was offered as a limited time special at Encounter earlier this spring semester.

9. Burger with Fries

This classic meal is available across campus, but Encounter, Pulley Diner and Bell Tower Place are the primary culprits for this ranking. Be sure to try a smash-style burger from Pulley Diner, or head over to Encounter for a local burger, fresh from Oxford’s Reserve Run Family Farm.

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Encounter is home to the Encounter Burger, made with Reserve Run Farm beef.

8. Chicken Fingers

You knew chicken fingers would find a way on to this list. After all, you can’t go wrong with chicken fingers! They can be found across campus, particularly at the likes of Pulley Diner and Bell Tower Place.

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Chicken fingers are offered across campus, but they are certainly a favorite at Pulley Diner.

7. 16oz Gourmet Coffee

Coffee is the life-blood of the college student and this ranking supports that thought process. Whether just waking up or preparing for a late study session, coffee is a go-to on campus. King Cafe, Miami Ice, Tea Hive, Garden Market and our new Starbucks (located at Maplestreet Station) are the primary coffee destinations, although it is available at other locations across campus.

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A number of campus locations can cure coffee-deprivation.

6. Deli Sandwich

Deli sandwiches were the sixth most popular item from the spring semester. Available at Haines’ Boulangerie, Delish, King Cafe and Bell Tower Place (along with different wraps at other locations), the deli sandwich has a wide reach. While all the locations mentioned allow you to customize your own, which is hard to pass up, be sure to try the deli stations at the buffet locations too!

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Yum. Delish.

5. Banana

Checking in at No. 5 is perhaps the most surprising of the top 10; the banana. Yep, that’s right, the banana was the fifth most popular item across campus during the spring semester. Bananas are smart choices when you’re looking for a snack or need something on your way to class and can be found all over campus. They are nutrient-rich and have been linked to a variety of health studies as a wonderful addition to any diet. Plus, they are a great source of potassium for those of you who are hitting the gym!

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Bananas are a great addition to any diet and can be found across campus at a variety of different dining and market locations.

4. RedHawk Water

We like to share with you the importance of drinking lots of water, so it’s good to see water amongst the top items from the spring. Like bananas, water is available across campus and is a great thing to get more of in your diet. Water could be even higher on this list, as this doesn’t even account for SmartWater or some of the other brands that are sold on campus.

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RedHawk water is another item that can be found across campus, particularly at our market locations like Market Street at MacCracken.

3. Dividends Salad

At No. 3, we have the beloved Dividends salad from — you guessed it — Dividends! Trader’s Greens salads are available at Dividends, Americas and Haines’ Boulangerie, but salads are also available at buffets. We’d be remised if we didn’t at least mention the popular dressing of choice; the delicious sweet herb vinaigrette that certainly helped the Dividends salad in these rankings.

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Trader’s Greens, the salad station at Dividends, is also located at Americas and Haines’ Boulangerie.

2. Pizza

Pizza makes the world go round, so it’s only fitting that it jumps in here as the No. 2 most popular item of the spring semester. Pizza is available at Sundial, Red Brick Pizza and Bell Tower Place, but is also available at La Mia Cucina, through LMC Pizza Delivery and at buffet locations (slices at Garden Commons and personal flatbread at Western Dining Commons).

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Pizza is a tasty staple of college life and it’s available across campus at Sundial, Red Brick, La Mia Cucina, LMC Pizza Delivery and buffets.

1. Stir Fry

And at No. 1 is… stir fry! Stir Fry is available at Mein Street, Bell Tower Place and Pacific Rim and is clearly a campus favorite. Stir fry can offer some great health value and is simply delicious. If you’d like to get a taste of the top item from this spring, it can be found at the above a la carte locations (Mein Street is open this summer) or is available at Garden Commons buffet as well!

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And stir fry reigns supreme! Available at Mein Street, Bell Tower Place and it can be ordered at Garden Commons.

We All Scream for Ice Cream (and Gelato) at Ice Cream Extravaganza!

The weather has been… well… let’s say “unpredictable”, but that doesn’t change the fact that summer is right around the corner and that means…

ICE CREAM!

So, as a way to beckon in the (presumably) warmer weather and give students a break from finals prep, we brought some ice cream and gelato experts in to help throw an Ice Cream Extravaganza at Garden Commons! Our guests were none other than Madisono’s Gelato, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Miami Ice, who all provided tastes of their refreshing products.

Madisono’s Gelato is hand-crafted and features some really unique artisanal flavors like Carmello & Sea Salt and Madagascar Vanilla, which were served Thursday. The Cincinnati-based company makes gelato and sorbetto that is sold out of Market Street at MacCracken, if you’re looking for your own pint!

Young’s Jersey Dairy visited us from Yellow Springs, Ohio. They brought vanilla, key lime crunch, strawberry, chocolate peanut butter and chocolate ice cream with them (and brought a cow – how could we ignore that?). Young’s Dairy is more than just an ice cream maker, with a fun setup in Yellow Springs that is definitely worth a day-trip. And, as always, you can treat yourself to Young’s Dairy ice cream with a stop by Encounter at Maplestreet Station!

Miami Ice also made the trek (aka 5 minute walk) to Garden Commons to provide students with some of their very own gelato. Based out of Armstrong Student Center, Miami Ice makes their own gelato in-house and offers a variety of tasty flavors! On Thursday, guests were treated to their choice of Birthday Cake, Red Orange and/or Red Velvet gelato!

Thank you everyone who joined us for our Ice Cream Extravaganza and we hope you enjoyed it! As always, keep tabs on the world of Miami University Dining by following us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook! Don’t miss out on any future events or specials!