Campus Dining

Conway, AR
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining is actually vey good on campus. There are many options readily available for meat and vegan/vegetarian. There is a smoothie station and wok to make your own food. Extended late night caf hours are great and so is the food.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is wonderful, in fact it is award winning. The food is delicious in the Caf and in the Burrow. Hendrix dining services gives students a bountiful array of choices. In addition to the flavorful food, the dining staff is outstanding. They all make a point to get to know all of us students. I have not walked upstairs to eat without at least one of the staff members addressing me by my name and wishing me a great day. This is a wonderful school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is one dining hall with a lot of options. Its all you can eat. There are seriously so many options and you can make your own food too.
I had the 15 meal plan a week and it was plenty of food and felt like it was the best value.
There is also the Burrow, but you have to pay for it, unless you have an unlimited meal plan which comes with $200 in burrow bucks. The food is mostly fast food style, but the cheesey bread is the BOMB.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: OMG The Caf – So the food can get boring every now and then, but people just get creative and make omelets or "surprise" smoothies. The cafeteria ladies are FANTASTIC! They are so friendly and eventually get to know you by name. They are happy to help with food allergies or anything like that (There are vegan hot dogs and gluten-free brownies). On holidays or random days, they will decorate the cafeteria and cook special food. They dress up for Halloween, have Carnival Day, Chocolate Day, and even Chemistry Day, among others. The "caf" is just awesome.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dinning Hall – i love the food they served in the cafeteria, and they also have cooking pans for students to make their own food.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 64th
    Best Quality Food
  • 71st
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 78th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 80th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 243rd
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Joens
English- Creative Writing
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On-campus dining at Hendrix is quite good. Though Hendrix has only two places to eat at—the Dining Room for meals and the Burrow for snacks and late-night eating—both are widely regarded by students to be superb. The dining staff members are friendly and caring as well as talented and dedicated, and after four years, students will know them on a personal level. There is a wide variety of quality food available in the dining hall, with well-labeled options for vegetarian and vegan students, as well as help for those with food allergies. Occasional special events, such as “Chocolate Extravaganza,” occur in the Dining Room, with decorations and food to match the theme, as well as staff members sometimes dressing up to fit the occasion.

The complaints about campus dining are few and far in between. The most common grumble revolves around hours: breakfast in the Dining Room occurs between 7 and 9 a.m.—too early for many late-rising Hendrix students. Additionally, the Dining Room is only open until 7 p.m. while the Burrow is open until 12 a.m., the latter of which is still considered too early for some who seek midnight snacks. The cafeteria is closed on Saturday nights, and many students skip the Friday dinner, which is always the same and has less options than the other meals. Some also gripe that the meal plans are overpriced, and indeed, getting a smaller meal plan is quite feasible for those on a tight budget. Besides those minor complaints, though, Hendrix dining is exceptional for a college campus, to the point where it’s not unusual for Conway residents to eat at the College eateries.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5140 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All students living on campus must get a meal plan. While most freshmen live on campus and it is difficult for freshmen to get permission to live off campus, it is possible; hence, a meal plan is not strictly required for freshmen.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Dining Room
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Burrow
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
  • Vegetarian bacon
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Burritos
  • Chicken crepes
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Cheesy bread
  • Chicken strips
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
Sick students are allowed to take food from the cafeteria, and those with special dietary restrictions are able to specially order food that fits their restrictions (e.g., a gluten-free cookie). The cafeteria does a good job of catering to vegetarian and vegan students, always having at least one entrée available in the homestyle line.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Burrow
Location: Student Life and Technology Center
Food: Grill, grab-'n-go, pizza
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Dining Room
Location: Student Life and Technology Center
Food: Homestyle
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

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