Campus Dining

Location
Bethlehem, PA
Undergrads
4,824
Tuition
$42,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Outside of the fact that one of the two major dining halls closes for the weekends as well as small breaks, I think the dining is fine. I'm one of the weirdos who prefers the food in Rathbone; but I just think there are more options there; although the staff is less friendly. Upper Cort is great, but a bit on the expensive side; although still reasonable. The only real late-night options are Hawk's nest or the vending machines in the dorms.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food here is not good at all. On weekends only 1 of the dining halls are open and everyone goes there making it extremely crowded. There are not many options for dinner and you are often going back to the dorm having eaten a lot of pizza or pasta

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are options for everyone

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: If you live on campus and have a dining plan it isn't that bad. There are two main dining halls and then some kind of fast food type restaurants that are all pretty close to the classrooms and dorms. After 7/8 though it is tough to get food. What really sucks is when you live off campus there is really nowhere to get food or eat (if you don't have a car). Even if you have a car to go somewhere with a lot of options takes at least a 12/15 minute drive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls are very volatile. Some days I want to gag myself after a meal, but others I think its amazing. In general Rathbone has better variety but sub-par food, Cort has lesser variety but better food, and Upper has the best food (especially mexican) but the worst value since you use multiple meal swipes. Late night kids get drunk food from Hawk's Nest which is open on weekdays till 2 and weekends till 4. Hawk's seems amazing at night but if you go sober you will be disappointed.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 227th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 429th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 487th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 561st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 645th
    Best Quality Food

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Charlie Gimber
Hometown
Sudbury, MA
Major
English and Journalism
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There’s never going to be a ton of variation among dining halls. Most students agree that the University Center and Rathbone dining halls effectively get the job done, but as you move past freshman year, you will seldom eat at on-campus facilities. Students who join fraternities and sororities will have a cook. In fraternities, the cook makes lunch and dinner every weekday, and sorority chefs usually just cook dinner. The kitchens are usually stocked enough to make just about anything anyone could imagine—especially when you’re drunk, and it’s really late at night.

There is also a food court above the UC dining hall that houses two atrocious eateries, one Chinese and the other Mexican. There’s also a deli, Baker’s Junction, and Pandinis. There is a sandwich shop called Subversions in the Ulrich Student Center, which is very good. The University also is home to an ice cream shop called the Cup, which students enjoy. Johnny’s Bagels is a new addition in the past couple of years, and it’s conveniently located in Campus Square. Expect a consistent crowd at Johnny’s, no matter the time of day. There’s enough variety on campus that if a student so desired, they would probably have enough choices to eat exclusively on campus all four years. But most people wouldn’t do that. The food’s decent, but the off-campus eateries are where Bethlehem really shines.

 

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4780 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Johnny's Bagels
  • Rathbone Hall Student Restaurant
  • Subversions
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
There is a privately-owned truck that parks on Packer Avenue called Rocco’s Concessions. Rocco’s menu is a veritable smorgasbord of food: hot dogs, pizza, egg rolls, mozzarella sticks, fried rice, hot pretzels, hot soups, and of course, deep-fried Oreos.
Did You Know?
On a campus as hilly as Lehigh's, you better believe the students go sledding on dining hall trays when it snows. The most popular place is the hill next to Lower Centennial dormitory by the Rauch Business Center.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Asa Packer Room
Location: University Center, third floor
Food: American buffet
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Baker's Junction
Location: University Center, second floor
Food: Bagels, coffee, muffins
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Brodhead Student Restaurant
Location: Brodhead House, first floor
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Common Grounds
Location: Rauch Business Center
Food: Coffee, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cort Student Restaurant
Location: University Center, first floor
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Cup
Location: Campus Square (accepts GoldPLUS)
Food: Ice cream
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Food Court
Location: Second floor of the University Center
Food: Chick-fil-A, Cyclone Salads, Mein Bowl (Asian), Salsa Rico (Mexican), Smart Market (healthy)
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hawk's Nest
Location: Lamberton Hall
Food: American
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Thursday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
Ikigaii
Location: Rathbone Hall
Food: Sushi
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Johnny's Bagels
Location: Campus Square (accepts GoldPLUS)
Food: Bagel sandwiches
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday-Monday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pandinis
Location: University Center, second floor
Food: Pizza, Italian
Hours: Daily 10:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
Rathbone Hall Student Restaurant
Location: Rathbone Hall
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Subversions
Location: Ulrich Student Center
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
Wood Dining Room at Mountaintop
Location: Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus
Food: Formal lunch
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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