Campus Dining

Jackson, MS
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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2 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are not a lot of options and they close too early.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I don't eat at many places on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Our cafe was just upgraded and many good things are yet to come.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: campus dining is mediocre at best and does not reflect as many health options that should be available to students.

College Freshman

Campus Dining: I have never had food from the cafe but I heard that it was good.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 395th
    Best Quality Food
  • 405th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 431st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 625th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 921st
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Students receive some of the best home-cooked meals away from home throughout their college experience at JSU. Many students who are not from the South get the Southern meal, and some even learn how to cook Southern food so they can keep eating it after they graduate. There is a daily surprise from the chef, and he almost never lets the students down.

The campus dining halls serve a decent purpose for students who live on campus or do not have transportation to off-campus restaurants. The locations are close to the dormitories, so students do not have to walk a long distance to eat. Students can also use the student market that sells basic household needs. Many students spend most of their money at the surrounding restaurants due to campus dining closing before 7 p.m. If any student gains the Freshman 15, he or she has spent a tremendous time at a local or fast food restaurant.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$2674 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Heritage
Location: JSU Dining Hall, second floor
Food: All-you-can-eat buffet
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Legacy
Location: Student Center, first floor
Food: Varied; serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Campus Union (moving to JSU Student Center soon)
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Tiger Den
Location: JSU Student Center
Food: Barbecue, takeout
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
University Market
Location: JSU Student Center annex
Food: Convenience store items, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
  • 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 5 responses

  • 60% Subway and chic filet
  • 40% I believe all food options on campus are good

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% The cafeteria is open all day until 8 pm
  • 40% You can eat up to like 6 times a day and a buffet

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

  • 67% Cafe
  • 33% None
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