The Dickinson cafeteria is very popular, so much so that it is usually crowded during peak eating hours. Choices between salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-fry, vegan meals, and the hot entrée of the day are offered, as well as a wide assortment of desserts that are made fresh from the bakery daily. For those who need a break in their eating routines, the Union Station (fondly referred to as the “Snar”) and the Quarry are open during all mealtimes and later at night than the cafeteria. An additional benefit to these eating alternatives is that food can be made to order and taken out, making both extremely popular with students looking to grab a quick sandwich or salad. The Underground serves great coffee, baked goods, and bagels on weekdays, and it is set in a comfortable lounge environment, perfect for studying or meeting up with friends.
The problem most students find with dining on campus, however, is the lack of options. Though students are satisfied with the four places to eat, these spots are usually crowded during peak hours, and none are open 24 hours. Late at night, some students opt to eat off campus at local takeout favorites such as Deli-C, Sheetz, and various pizza places. However, eating on campus is the norm, and most students are generally content with the available food choices.