Campus Dining

Location
Richmond, KY
Undergrads
11,259
Tuition (in-state)
$16,464 ($7,320)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Sometimes I wish the upstairs Powell food would be open a little longer and provide more choices and especially healthy choices because sometimes I would go and I feel as if I have to eat this particular food because none of the others appeal to me and after I have already paid to get in. The one thing I am not happy about is the fact that the prices have been raised, even if they only raised it by a dollar, it is still much for a student that has to pay his or her tuition each month to make sure they can pay it off and graduate without restriction.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The upstairs buffet is literally the best thing to happen to the school. The downstairs Mexican place, Zoca, is literally the worst.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is great on spotlight days. but the rest of the time powells food is mediocre at best and we had grilled cheese for two and half weeks straight.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: LOT of variety to choose from. There is something for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are a lot of dining options here on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 161st
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 812nd
    Best Quality Food
  • 818th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 975th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1254th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nakeisha Wilson
Hometown
Ferguson, KY
Major
Psychology
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There is truly something for everyone here. The upstairs Powell cafeteria has a vegetarian/vegan section offering a variety of tasty foods. There seems to be a food station or vendor for every taste bud in upper Powell. The cafeteria has a comfort station serving home-cooked-style meals and an international station featuring foods from around the world. There is also the classic pizza, deli, salad bar, etc. If a student has special dietary needs, it will not be a problem finding food they can enjoy. There is also a place that students can specify their dietary needs, and if enough options are not available for them, the dining services will work with the student. Upstairs Powell costs one meal swipe, or around $5 for breakfast and $8 for lunch and dinner. The hours are good, but it can be frustrating at times when they close for refresh hours throughout the day.

Students can also enjoy a variety of other foods such as Chick-fil-A and Quiznos in lower Powell. Meals typically run about $5, and there is also a Mexican restaurant called Zoca, a healthy smoothie place called Energy Zone, and Grille Works, which serves burgers and cheesesteaks. If you’re on the run, there are also some convenient express stores around campus where you can just pick up a sandwich and a drink and be on your way. It wouldn’t be college without a few coffee stops, and Eastern is home to several. Starbucks, Java City, and Einstein Bros Bagels help students perk up in the mornings or stay awake to study for their tests. Students won’t be going hungry at EKU; there are plenty of options.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3656 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
All freshmen must choose from a list of available meal plans. Upperclassmen are not required to have meal plans, but their options increase, allowing for a smaller number of meal swipes.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Fresh Food Company
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Zoca
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Bagel
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Burger
  • Pizza
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Fountain Food Court
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Did You Know?
The Starbucks on campus is currently housed in the Weaver building, which contains classrooms, a workout facility, and a pool. Starbucks' location was previously the women's locker room. Inside the coffee shop, they have refurbished some of the old locker room as décor for the facility. They also have a neat outdoor patio area so students can enjoy their coffee with friends.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

C3 Express Store
Location: Keene Hall
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
C3 Express Store
Location: Wallace Building
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
C3 Express Store
Location: Telford Hall
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Chick-fil-A
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Chicken sandwiches, french fries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Moore Building, first floor
Food: Bagels, coffee, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Energy Zone
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Drinks, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fresh Food Company
Location: Powell Student Center
Food: All-you-can-eat: cereal, comfort food, deli, desserts, international station, pizza, salad bar, vegetarian/vegan station
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Grille Works
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Burgers, cheesesteaks, french fries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Java City
Location: Crabbe Library
Food: Coffee and tea, smoothies, sweets
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Market Place C-Store
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Convenience items, groceries, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Quiznos
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Starbucks
Location: Weaver Building
Food: Coffee and tea, specialty drinks, sweets
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Stratton Café
Location: Stratton Building
Food: Deli, grill, home-cooked station, salad bar, sweets
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Zoca
Location: Fountain Food Court, Powell Student Center
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-3 a.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 58 responses

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

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 50% Cafes
  • 25% Powell
  • 12% I like Powell and the cafes
  • 12% Make your own food

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Zoca
  • 17% None

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