Campus Dining

Location
Harrisonburg, VA
Undergrads
17,086
Tuition (in-state)
$17,932 ($4,642)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Campus dining is pretty good the food is usually tasty and there is a lot of variety for what to eat- you can eat at a sit down dining hall with unlimited food or get sushi or a packaged food to go. The grilled cheese is delicious! and the mongolian grill is really good too.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: they serve a variety of food in the dining halls. they also offer a lot of healthy options

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I love the food on campus and the number of choices I have to choose from. The all-you-can-eat dining halls are great for when you know you have a lot of time to dine and you can pick and choose as you are there. The other dining halls are perfect for when you know you have limited time so you can get in and out with what you want already planned out. I tend to use both frequently, not one over the other.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: there are many choices of places and they are all very good but i would like to see more vegetables because there are pretty must only carb options and salad. salad doesn't really fill you like vegetables do.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I actually work at a dining hall on campus and I love it the food is amazing and high quality and well made.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 5th
    Best Quality Food
  • 25th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 32nd
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 34th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sandra Jolles
Hometown
Great Falls Virginia
Major
Media Arts and Design
Grad Year
2015
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Food is scarcely talked about in negative terms from the student body. Students enjoy a wealth of different options in their dining halls and eateries. Hungry? The two all-you-can-eat dining halls give you the most bang for your buck. Freshmen, beware! The desserts and array of meals may leave you lamenting that fourth cookie you just had to reach for.

The dining halls have recently made strides in healthy eating, specifically labeling items with the ingredients and nutritional information. E-hall and D-hall also include vegan and vegetarian options that even leave meat-eaters drooling. Students watching their figures should also be wary of Festival and Dukes. It is very easy to overeat in these places, precisely the reason to split the food between two meals using one of JMU’s take-out boxes. If you’re not as hungry, Starbucks, Einstein’s, and Java City offer that little pick-me-up that aides in students slogging over their school work.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4280 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
D-Hall Fresh Food Company
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Madison Grill
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Einstein's Bagels
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Festival crepes
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Dog Pound cookies
Student Favorites
  • D-Hall
  • Festival
  • Let’s Go
  • Madison Grill
  • Market One
  • Mrs. Green’s
24-Hour Dining
None
Did You Know?
  • To use up extra punches on their meal plans, students often double punch, or use both lunch and dinner punches at the same time. Just be aware that you can only double punch Monday through Thursday after 11 a.m. So much for late-night weekend munchies!
  • Wondering what punches are? While they have nothing to do with fighting, they have a lot to do with eating. Punches are an integral part of every JMU meal plan, big or small. Meal punches are exchanged at many dining locations for entry, and others for pre-ordained meal combinations. Students generally can only use one or two meal punches per meal period. You can't use a punch at Lakeside Express, Java City, Mr. Chips, or Market One at lunch.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Chick-fil-A
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 6
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Corner Bistro
Location: Memorial Hall, ground floor
Food: Coffee/tea, salads, sandwiches, soup, wraps
Hours: Monday– Thursday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
D-Hall Fresh Food Company
Location: Gibbons Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, deli, entrées, organic station, pasta, pizza, salad bar, smoothies, vegan
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Dog Pound
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: Hot dogs, nachos, pizza, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 10 p.m.–2 a.m., Friday–Saturday 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
East Campus Dining Hall
Location: East Campus Dining Hall, first floor
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, homestyle entrées, pizza, salads, sweets, vegan
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m, 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 4
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Festival Food Court
Location: Festival Conference & Student Center
Food: Breakfast, deli, desserts, entrées, pasta, pizza, rotisserie, salads, sandwiches, sushi
Hours: Sunday–Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Java City – Festival
Location: Festival Conference & Student Center
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Java City – TDU
Location: Taylor Hall, ground floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jemmy's Corner Market
Location: East Campus Dining Hall, first floor
Food: Convenience items
Hours: Monday–Thursday 4:30 p.m.–12 a.m., Friday 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 1 p.m.–12 a.m.
Lakeside Express
Location: Chandler Hall, ground floor
Food: Pizza, sandwiches, sides, wraps
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Let's Go
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 2
Food: Carry-out deli, pasta, salad bar, soups, tacos
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Friday 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m.
Madison Grill
Location: Warren Hall, fifth floor
Food: American
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Market One
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 1
Food: 'BURGer Junction, The Great Panini, Montague's Deli, Sbarro Italian Eatery
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mr. Chips Convenience Store
Location: Bluestone at Dukes Drive
Food: Grocery items, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Mrs. Green's
Location: Chandler Hall, ground floor
Food: Buffet-style with hot food and salad bar
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – HHS/ISAT
Location: Health & Human Services Building, ground floor
Food: Grab 'n' go items, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – Montpelier
Location: Montpelier Hall
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – Showker
Location: Zane Showker Hall, first floor
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
PC Dukes
Location: Phillips Hall, ground floor
Food: Bene Pizza, Grab 'n' Go items, Pastrami's Deli, Tidewater Seafood, Zoca Mexican
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Quiznos
Location: Bluestone at Dukes Drive
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–12 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 3 p.m.–11 p.m.
Red Mango
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: Frozen yogurt
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Rose Library Coffee Bar
Location: Rose Library, first floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.–12 a.m.
Starbucks
Location: Carrier Library, first floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–12 a.m.
Top Dog Café
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: GrilleWorks, Madison Bread Company, Mongolian Grill, sushi
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
UREC Smoothie Bar
Location: University Recreation Center, first floor
Food: Smoothies, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 1 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 112 responses

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

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 55% Nowhere
  • 18% D Hall
  • 18% Let's Go Local
  • 9% Festival

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 7 responses

  • 50% Limited options on weekends
  • 50% Expensive

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 70% Everywhere
  • 30% Festival

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 10 responses

  • 69% 2nd best college food in the nation!
  • 31% FOOD IN GENERAL

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