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Cougar Grounds

Our original Cougar Grounds, now operating out of its beautifully renovated space next to Hilton College’s Eric’s Club Center for Student Success, serves the best coffee on campus - but don't take our word for it! Check it out within these semester hours:

Monday -Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.            
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

Cougar Grounds 2 in Health 2 Building
Monday -Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday -Sunday, CLOSED 

One of the biggest perks of being a student at Hilton College is hanging out at our student-run coffeehouse, Cougar Grounds®. In fact, since our “Cougar-istas” started serving up the BEST gourmet coffee, smoothies and deluxe teas in 2008, the quality and originality of our menu has become so popular campus-wide that Cougar Grounds outgrew its original home.


In August 2022, our coffeehouse relocated, doubled in size and now occupies a premium spot next to our new Eric’s Club Center for Student Success.

With the hip vibe of an independent, urban coffeehouse, Cougar Grounds offers single origin coffee from local roasters and, of course, vegan options. And there are LOTS of great pastries, sandwiches and more to go along with your favorite beverage!



It also serves as a laboratory for an entrepreneurship class in small-business operations. Hospitality is always brewing at Cougar Grounds. And yes, we sure do hire students to staff and manage this business!

Since August 2018, Cougar Grounds 2 has also caffeinated customers from its home on the second floor of the University’s Health 2 Building, which houses the College of Optometry and the College of Pharmacy. With two locations on campus, Cougar Grounds allows a true multi-unit management experience for our students.