Hendricks Chapel

People's Place

People's Place

People's Place, located in the basement of Hendricks Chapel, is an independent, student run, non-profit coffee shop... offering great food, great prices, and a cool atmosphere. Offerings include bagels and other baked goods, fruits, yogurt, sandwiches, juice, milk, hot chocolate, tea, and fair trade coffee. It's the only supplier for coke products on campus!

Coffee Shop: 315-443-3237
Office: 315-443-4427

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Academic Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 4:00pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm


People's Place was started during the spring of 1971, because at the time, "there was no area on campus where members of the SU community could come, buy some refreshments, and just relax," according to one of the first student coordinators. 

From the beginning, it has been a student-run and non-profit operation, known for its warm and friendly atmosphere. 

In its early days, People's Place sponsored other activities at Hendricks Chapel, such as story readings, yoga classes, and weaving and macrame classes. 

Throughout its history, it has been a place where student managers and workers could gain experience running a non-profit operation serving a variety of important functions for the University campus.