Theme Dinner Schedule

Introducing Cafe Laura Takeout

Takeout for Below Sea Level is SOLD OUT - Thank you for your patronage!

We are excited to introduce Cafe Laura takeout! Place your order online in the same place you make your dining reservations. There are 3 time slots available for online pick-up 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Select the dinner (Below Sea Level: Cuisine from the Continental Shelf), select one of the 3 times for pick up. Then select the number of entree’s you want and which entree you would like. ForDining a la Disney: Where Dreams Come True options are:

Surf & Turf - $25

NY Strip & Shrimp with Herbed Garlic Butter

Salmon Filet - $20

Soy Maple Glaze

Amalfi Pasta - $18

White Wine Sauce with Asparagus & Sundried Tomatoes

Each entree includes Roasted Green Beans, Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Mixed Green Salad with Poppyseed & Citrus Vinaigrette and Dinner Roll


Pick up and pay for your order at your selected time at Cafe Laura.

Please keep in mind Cafe Laura is an educational partnership between Penn State Housing and Food Service and the School of Hospitality Management for students to gain valuable experience.  Please be patient with the new online takeout system. For assistance with online ordering call 814-865-1853 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Click on Theme name to view menu.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations are limited to 4 people per table. 

Team 1: The Best Bites of Vegas: Put your Money Where Your Mouth is 

Wednesday March 3 & Wednesday March 31


Team 2: Hollywood’s Classics: A Taste of the Roaring 20s 

Wednesday March 10 & Wednesday April 14


Team 3: Dining a la Disney: Where Cinema Dreams Come True  

Wednesday March 17 & Wednesday April 21


Team 4: Below Sea Level: Cuisine from the Continental Shelf  

Wednesday March 24 & Wednesday April 28


Cafe Laura is a cashless dining facility.


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Service Charge Policy

A key component of the education process at the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students in the School of Hospitality Management are not permitted to accept tips, in accordance with IRS regulations. Only paid employees are permitted to accept tips. We thank you for honoring the service charge policy, and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. In light of this policy, and to keep the student experience focused on education, we have included an 18% service charge on each check. All monies from the service charge are returned to our students to defray their expenses of uniforms, decorations, and other costs involved in their taking this class.  For information on our Private Dining options, please click HERE.


Appetizers..............$4.00 - $7.00

Entrees...................$14.00 - $24.00

Desserts.................$4.00 - $6.00

Beverages...............$1.50 - $2.25

BYOB Policy

Patrons may bring wine or beer (excludes distilled spirits) to be consumed with their dinner within the following limits: two 12 oz. beers per person or one 750 m. bottle of wine for two people.  Identification with age verification will need to be taken from all members of a group that brings alcoholic beverages into the facility. Alcohol is not sold in Cafe Laura.