Campus Dining

Seattle, WA
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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: The Commons have the BEST college food I've ever tried.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: We are forced to buy and expensive meal plan, but we have good chefs and there are usually enough options to find something decent.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Campus dining here is really good. However, I wish there were more of a grocery store or something to buy food. Sometimes it's nice to cook food instead of sharing a meal with 300 other people...

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Sodexo offers a great varietyand spu just extended thedining hours to close at 8pm v. 7pm. I think that it ranks pretty high across the states, and rightly so.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Gwinn the campus main food source is okay. As for other things there is a Subway, Einsteins Bagels, Sandelas, and coffe shops.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 133rd
    Best Quality Food
  • 163rd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 169th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 202nd
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 237th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kylie Kenyon
Paso Robles, Calif.
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There are limited options for dining on campus. Falcon's Landing in the Student Union Building sports a coffee shop, bagels, smoothies, and a grill. There is another larger coffee shop called Pura Vida (all fair-trade products) and a Subway, too. And then—ladies and gentlemen—there is Gwinn. Gwinn Commons is the school's only cafeteria, and every student living in the dorms is required to have a meal plan with them. Different plans include different meals, which means you are allowed to eat only during hours specified by the meal plan. There are many different stations, including a deli, pizza, salad bar, soup, grill, classic and international stations, cereal, and dessert. There is always a vegetarian option, as well as a gluten-free dish, too. Consider yourself warned, though; Gwinn is all-you-can-eat and gluttony is a sin as well as a surefire way to earn your Freshman 15.

Gwinn is not only a place to fill your belly, but also a place to socialize. Since all dorm residents frequent the establishment, it is always a hub of activity and crowded during peak hours. It is almost unheard of to go to Gwinn by yourself, especially at dinner. Most people will go in groups from their dorm floor because it's never fun to be that awkward person standing with a tray in front of the entire cafeteria, scanning for an open seat. Gwinn is also prone to shenanigans and bad music selection. Girls should beware of boys acting strange in an attempt to grab some attention because as soon as you glance their way, you will likely hear a table erupt into shouts of "touchdown!" somewhere on the premises. Such are the ways of Gwinn football. It is also helpful to have a designated "Gwinn" sweatshirt because your clothes will have an unmistakable Gwinn odor when you leave.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4302 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All students living in the residence halls must have a meal plan: Unlimited, Weekly Block 14, Weekly Block 10, and Weekly Block 7.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Gwinn Commons
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Noah's Bagels
  • Pura Vida
  • Subway
24-Hour Dining

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Corner Place Market
Location: Gwinn Commons, ground floor
Food: Subway, Pure Vida, Weter Lounge
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-11 p.m.
Falcon's Landing and the Expresso Kiosk
Location: Student Union Building
Food: Coffee, bagels, grill
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Gwinn Commons Ultimate Dining
Location: Gwinn Commons, second floor
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 34 responses

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