Please note:

Due to the latest Corona regulation, our canteens and cafeterias will remain closed until further notice. There is a warm lunch to take away in the Mensa Rempartstraße and Institutsviertel, Freiburg.


Mensa Schwenningen

The Mensa Schwenningen is the focal point of the university campus for students and employees of the Villingen-Schwenningen Cooperative State University. Here you can get a wide range of food. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are part of our daily canteen routine, as are offerings with meat and fish. A major highlight of this refectory is its BIO certification and participation in the STUDY & Fit program from the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e. V.). There is an elevator for students with wheelchairs, strollers or walking disabilities. A height-adjustable table is also available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the cafeteria, Mensa and UniCard, the staff in the cafeteria will be happy to assist you.

Students need to be resilient and able to perform on a daily basis. Nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health and well-being. In order to optimize the quality of the catering and to secure it in the long term, we have/has our refectory/has our university been certified by the German Nutrition Society (DGE). (DGE) and received a STUDY&FIT certification as a visible sign to the outside world. The following criteria were checked as part of the certification process:

  • Food: lunch catering(optimal food selection and requirements for the meal plan) as well as criteria for snack catering
  • Meal planning & production: criteria for the planning and production of meals for lunchtime catering, design of the meal plan
  • Living environment: general conditions in the cafeteria (e.g. guest communication)

The certified offer is marked with logo (right). Annual audits/checks ensure quality in the long term.

The Studierendenwerk Freiburg attaches great importance to regionality, freshness, quality, animal welfare, waste avoidance and hygiene. Here you can learn more about the guidelines of the central purchasing department.

Children of students under the age of ten, who come accompanied by their parents or a parent, receive a free additional children's plate with their parents' meal. A small play corner has been set up in the large dining room where children can eat and play. High chairs for your children are also available upon request.

Students and guests are also welcome in the cafeteria. You can purchase the MENSACARD at the cash desk at our service point. Larger groups of guests can also be catered for. We offer different options depending on the size of the group. You can find more information here.

Payment in our facilities is exclusively cash-free, so you can pay conveniently with your UniCard.

The recharge takes place via our convenient recharge system. Register for Autoload, this will save you a lot of time, because the recharge takes place directly at the cash desk. Alternatively, you can also top up your card at one of our top-up terminals. Learn more about Autoload here.

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