Campus Dining

Location
Sherman, TX
Undergrads
1,315
Tuition
$32,665
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Yo, the campus dining is just fine. I almost always eat in the cafeteria because it's the most convenient thing to do. I wouldn't exactly call it sublime, but at least nobody's starving.

1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Being vegetarian all we ask for is alittle bit more variety and warm food.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not always the best good but you would have your days were it's a good meal day.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food gets old really quick for a cultured person like myself.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Sherman has all the regular fast food restaurants and a good amount of family restaurants.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 503rd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1074th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1261st
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1286th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1359th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Graes
Hometown
Granbury, TX
Major
English and American Studies
Grad Year
2013
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There have been huge changes in the quality of the food at Austin College recently with a new chef with big ideas and high standards. Gone are the days of students making a sport out of criticizing the food, but now it is more complaining just to complain like everyone else. The variety is amazing, with continually cycling options. The cafeteria (lovingly called the Caf) is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with unlimited access on the 7-Day Meal Plan or Monday-Friday for the 5-Day Meal Plan. The Caf features international food, vegetarian options, hamburgers, hot dogs, a custom sandwich line, custom pasta, a variety of desserts, constantly changing pizza, and a hot item line that changes for each meal. Not everything has changed, however. There are still the extraordinarily long lines on days the Caf serves macaroni & cheese chicken patty sandwiches, with lines of students and staff stretching almost out the door to pick up these tasty items. 

If you want something fancier than a basic hamburger or quesadillas, or if you are hungry after 8 p.m., head to the Pouch Club, or "Pub," which gives you consistantly decent hamburgers and other diner food. It no longer takes meal plans but will except Hopper Dollars (that come with your meal plan), cash, or credit. Of course, some of the options on campus will never live up to the food from home, but eating the food is just part of the AC experience. Hopper Dollars are convenient and come with your meal plan in varying amounts. With a simple scan of your ID, you can stock up on snack food in AC’s convenient store called Hopper's Store or properly caffeinate yourself with Starbucks coffee from Kangaroo Coffee Co. right inside the Write Campus Center.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5791 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Kangaroo Coffee Co. & Hopper's Store
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Breakfast burrito
  • Croissant 'Roo sandwich
  • Eggs/omelets
  • French toast sticks
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Brisket tacos
  • Chicken fried steak
  • Chicken patty sandwich
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Stir-fry
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Coffee from Kangaroo Coffee Co.
  • Pizza from the Pouch
  • Snacks from Hopper's Store
24-Hour Dining
Nothing but vending machines
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
  • Soy milk is available on request, just ask one of the caf workers.
  • There are vegetarian and gluten-free options in both the cafeteria and the Pouch Club.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Dining Hall
Location: Wright Campus Center
Food: All-you-can-eat: burritos, hot line, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, vegetarian, etc.
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Kangaroo Coffee Co. & Hopper's Store
Location: Wright Campus Center
Food: Convenience items, smoothies, Starbucks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–12 a.m.
Pouch Club
Location: Wright Campus Center
Food: American
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 41 responses

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  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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