Carson's Market

Carson’s Market

Until further notice, all University Housing Dining Buildings will only be accessible by University Housing Staff and Residents.

The health of our community is our most important priority. As a result, of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making several changes to our dining service in University Housing as we prepare for the fall. A few of these changes are highlighted below, and full details are listed in our Fall Reopening Guide.

  • Added options for touchless ordering, delivery, carry-out, and reheatable meals will be offered
  • Seating areas will be adjusted for required physical distancing and event space will be repurposed for additional student seating
  • Single points of entry and exit will manage customer flow
  • All items will be served on disposable service ware with disposable flatware
  • Touchpoints will be disinfected and sanitized regularly

We remind customers to wear face coverings and practice good physical distancing when in the markets to ensure the health of yourself and others.

Carson Gulley Center | 1515 Tripp Circle | Map
Office: 608-262-1638

Carson’s Market is a smaller marketplace-style dining option surrounded by Adams, Slichter and Tripp Hall. Its proximity to multiple residence halls and academic buildings makes it the perfect stop for a quick lunch break between classes. It is located in the main-level of Carson Gulley Center, which reopened in fall 2013 after a major renovation. Carson Gulley Center is named after Carson Gulley, who was a head chef in University Housing for 27 years, a local celebrity, and a civil rights pioneer.

Please note: accepted forms of payment at Carson’s Market include Wiscard, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. To keep cashier lines moving quickly, cash or check are not accepted here.

Today’s Menu at Carson’s Market

Academic Year Hours*

Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun: CLOSED

*Hours may vary. See our full operating schedule for details.

Stations at Carson's Market

Capital City Pizza Company

Capital City Pizza Company offers signature pizza, calzones and breadsticks prepared to order and hearth baked in a custom oven. Pizza is sold by the pie and by the slice, for dine-in or carry-out.



Delicious features made-to-order deli, panini sandwiches and wraps served on an array of freshly baked bread and roll choices.

sandwich on ciabatta roll

Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen includes a number of ethnic entrées and sides from all corners of the globe with the menu varying daily.


Qué Rico

Qué Rico has daily specials of Tex-Mex fare, including tacos, taco salads, burritos, quesadillas – all prepared to order.

taco salad

Buckingham Bakery

Buckingham Bakery offers fresh baked goods such as muffins, bagels, pastries, cookies, bars, and hot/cold desserts.

dessert pastries

Carson's Market Staff

Jennifer Powers

Unit Manager - Carson's Market

Gary Ness

Unit Chef - Carson's Market