Campus Dining

Glenside, PA
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall has good and bad days

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining hall is a hit-or-miss. Sometimes it's great and other times it's not - and when it's not it's REALLY not. The soda machines get messed up too and frequently spit out watery drinks. There's always a vegetarian option. And there's a dessert night which can be awesome. When it's not dessert night there is ice cream available of course.
The other eatery, the Chat, tends to taste better - burgers, sandwiches, paninis, cheesesteak, etc. But it's not all-you-can-eat like at the dining hall. They have specials were you design your own pizza or nachos.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Good food but could be open later.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are only two places to choose from. No chain restaurants or anything.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: food is pretty bad. they like to carb overload here


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 907th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1346th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1358th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1381st
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1383rd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Schwenksville, Pa.
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The food is all right. Arcadia has options like a dining hall, a café, and a smaller takeout food place that serves fresh food and also prepackaged snacks. The dining hall always has a salad bar, deli, and hot food, along with desserts and ice cream. The Chat, the smaller dining place, serves fresh sandwiches like grilled cheese, cheesesteaks, hoagies, wraps, and quesadillas. Meal plan points work in both places and include options in the Easton Café, as well. The dining hall isn't too bad and always has plenty of options. The Chat is more convenient for late-night snacks and quick meals. The coffee in Easton Café is Starbucks, but it isn't quite as good and is a walk across campus from the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3470 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Freshmen have the choice of several meal plans for each semester. Certain meal plans come with points that will buy you extra snacks and meals at the Chat.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Chat
Special Options
There isn't anything special in the cafeteria, but every once in a while, the cafeteria has themed meals.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Brubaker Café
Location: Brubaker Hall
Food: Coffee, deli sandwiches, fresh fruit, pastries, salads, smoothies, soups, tea
The Chat
Location: Dining Complex, lower level
Food: Variety
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Late Nite meals.
Dining Hall
Location: Dining Complex
Food: Variety
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
University Commons
Location: Kuch Center
Food: Variety

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 52 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options
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