Iḷisaġvik Niġġivik

Niġġivik is full service cafeteria that is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. We’re located in the main Iḷisaġvik building at NARL, you’re just 5 minutes away from a tasty and affordable meal! All meals are all-you-can-eat buffet-style .

Each year, students work with kitchen staff to review and revise the menu to ensure the kitchen serves culturally appropriate and appetizing meals.

Niġġivik Hours

Monday – Friday
Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dinner 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Brunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For questions, call 852-1865


Student Meal Plans

The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday; also including brunch, and dinner on Sundays. “To-go” meals are a regular portion size. With advance notice, the dining staff can serve meals in a “to-go” container for students who have classes until after closing time or under special circumstances for students who cannot be in the dining room during the regular meal hours.

Campus Dining Expectations and Policies

  • Patrons are expected to consume the food they select. Guests are encouraged to enjoy all-you-can-eat meals, but reminded not to waste food and/or supplies.
  • Student meal plan service starts with lunch the day the residential facility opens and ends with dinner the day the residence hall closes.
  • Generally, food must be consumed in the cafeteria. With the exception of pre-arranged “to-go” meals and sack lunches, students may not take food out of the dining room for later consumption or for giving to others. Plastic ware is available if meals are taken “to go.” Unused meals may not be transferred to any other person.
  • Dining customers are expected to return trays of used dishes to the dish return rack.
  • Alaska health laws require patrons to wear a shirt and shoes in the dining areas.
  • Guests are welcome, but must pay for their meals with cash, a check or a credit card.
  • Students not living on campus may purchase individual meal cards by contacting the business office directly.

Special Dietary Needs

With advance notice, every effort will be made to accommodate individual dietary needs.

Special Dining Events

Iḷisaġvik’s Food Services is operated by the College. Kitchen and cook staff often help with many of the student activities and special events for students on campus throughout the school year.

Examples of such activities may include:

  • Welcome Bar-b-que
  • Traditional Potlucks
  • Invite-an-Elder-to-Dinner Day
  • Get-to-Know-Your-Instructor Day
  • Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dinner