Depending on the facility and time of day, a student's campus dining experience can go from stellar to lackluster. While students relish the variety and health foods offered at the Marketplace, the dining halls closer to the freshman dorms (The Commons—aka "The Caf"—and the Sadler Center) usually lack any semblance of fine dining and tend to dwindle in food supply outside of the main dining hours. All places usually close down by 7:30 (with the exception of the Sadler Center, which leaves out bagels and low-maintenance food items until about 9 p.m. on weekdays). Along with these dining options are the restaurants on campus and off campus that accept "flex points" that come with specified meal plans. These flex points are essentially currency set aside for the on-campus Students' X-Change (which has some groceries and school supplies) as well as the nearby Domino's Pizza restaurant, Chick-fil-A, and the Einstein Bros. Bagels shop located inside the Sadler Center. They're great to utilize once the allure of the crowded dining halls wears out.
Unfortunately, a lot of students complain about the expense of the meal plan in comparison to the quality of the on-campus dining experience. While it's definitely a part of the freshman social experience to visit the Caf on a regular basis to meet up with friends, it's extremely common for them to abandon the buffet-style services for the more tasteful and comfortable atmosphere of the Marketplace and on-campus restaurants.