Meals at Truman are something you learn to deal with. If you are used to eating lunch at 2 p.m., you will learn to grab a quick bite at 11 a.m. so you'll be hungry again at 5:30 p.m., when everyone else is going to dinner. The hours are confusing, especially right before holidays. But when they are open, the dining halls are really quite a deal—the equivalent of $3 taken from your account buys all-you-can-eat soup, salad, sandwiches, waffles, dessert, and a variety of entrées during every meal. Plus, the staff is always cheerful, helpful, and friendly. Food at Truman isn't always the healthiest, but there are always vegan options.
A meal plan consists of a few different options, with different numbers of meals and Dining Dollar amounts. The meals are the only currency good in the dining halls, but they can also be used at the SUB restaurants. The lack of 24-hour dining facilities is inconvenient, but students stock up on late-night munchies for studying. Plus, with the off-campus dining nearly as limited in selection as on-campus establishments, students mostly resign themselves to becoming a little less choosy.