The general consensus is that the food sucks. For one, there is absolutely no variety. There are a total of two places to choose from: the cafeteria and Randle's Place. The cafeteria generally has pizza, a sandwich and salad bar, hamburgers, a stir-fry dish, and some other option that varies. The food, while not terrible, gets old pretty fast. After two weeks, you'll know the entire menu and really look forward to taco day. Cafeteria workers often try to brighten the atmosphere by having theme meals. Don't be surprised if one day you walk into the cafeteria and the workers are wearing sombreros while mariachi music plays in the background.
Unfortunately, even though the presentation may change, the food always tastes the same. The vegetarian offerings usually consist of salad, cheese pizza, and a mushy or undercooked vegetable. Randle's also has little variety. While freshmen aren't inherently required to get a meal plan, if you live on campus you must get a meal plan, and most freshmen live on campus. The meal plans don't vary much. If you're a freshman or sophomore, you have the choice of having 15 meals per week in the Caf and $125 at Randle's, or 12 meals and $250. When you reach your junior year, you can buy a lower-priced meal plan with only seven meals per week and $150. It's generally a good idea to get more money toward Randle's because you'll rarely use all the Caf meals, and Randle's is open all day. Though you'll get used to the food and it's reasonably healthy, make sure to put some money aside to visit a restaurant once in a while. It's the only way you'll survive.