Spelman only offers two choices when it comes to dining. You can either go upstairs to the cafeteria or go downstairs for somewhat of a fast food experience. Many students agree that the food is just mediocre. The hours that you can eat are also rigid. You cannot find hot food on campus 24 hours a day. In fact, there is no such thing as a late dinner in the campus cafeteria either. Dinner ends at 6:30 p.m., and if you don't get in by then, you can go downstairs and grab something to eat at the the Jaguar Underground (the "Grill"). The weekends are the worst. The downstairs option is not available on Saturday, so you are forced to eat in the cafeteria. Within the dorms, you will find that you can microwave meals and prepare quick items; however, you cannot have refrigerators or cooking devices inside your actual room.
The good thing about the Spelman meal plan is that it is included in your tuition, and your ID card gives you access and is preloaded with $25 for the the Grill. After that, you have to stock up the card on your own. It seems like the highlights of the week for most students are fried fish Friday, fried chicken Wednesday, and the Spelman Sunday brunch. Other than that, students don't have much to say about eating on campus. It is safe to say that perhaps this is not one of the strong points of the College.