Campus Dining

Kirksville, MO
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I had the food in high school -Sodexo if you've ever heard of it- and it's just an upgrade served buffet style. That being said, it's not an upgrade from much. While the food is definitely been eaten -I don't know anyone who doesn't spend hour chunks in the dining hall- it is often extremely unhealthy and served on a restrictive schedule.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Sodexo does some really great things. The staff is extremely friendly and the dining halls are always clean. The food, on the other hand, is just alright. If you don't want to eat something fried, then your main options are going to be the salad bar and the sandwich/wrap station. Other than the dining halls, you can eat in the SUB where there are more options, but it is also more expensive.

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I hate Sodexo! Everything about the food company is terrible. I once found a hair in my ice cream, please... HOW?

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining halls are definitely the most convenient, but they don't always have the best options. Sometimes there are some very strange options like shrimp po boys and and odd pizza types. Usually, you can find something that's safe to eat, though. They always had a fairly good variety. The SUB always had good options, but it's also more expensive. The SUB is good for occasional eating or else you will run out of money quickly. If you live in a dorm with a dining hall, get more meals than dining dollars. Trust me, it's worth it.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are many choices. The quality is about the same as most college dining rooms.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 566th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 569th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 750th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 792nd
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1132nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Gasch
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$2300 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Ryle Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Any of the C-Stores
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels with cream cheese
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • French toast
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken bowl
  • Pizza
  • Salad bar
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Student Favorites
Sky Ranch Grill at Mainstreet Market
Did You Know?
  • The dining halls are such a good deal that local businesspeople hold lunchtime meetings there all the time.
  • At the beginning of each year, each resident hall student is provided a 16-ounce reusable mug, called a T-Mug. It can be brought into the dining hall, filled with a beverage, and carried out. The T-Mug is the only reusable container allowed into the resident hall dining room. If lost or damaged, replacements may be purchased for $3.50 each.
  • If you are ill and cannot visit the dining room, a sick tray can be provided by obtaining a form from a student adviser.
  • Students can arrange to get a sack lunch if class schedules or work schedules conflict with meal periods.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barnett Hall C-Store
Location: Barnett Hall
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall
Location: Centennial Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dobson Hall C-Store
Location: Dobson Hall
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Freshens Smoothie Company
Location: Student Union Building, second floor
Food: Frozen yogurt, smoothies
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Jazzman's Café - Library
Location: Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.–11 p.m.
Jazzman's Café - Student Union
Location: Student Union Building, second floor
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Mainstreet Market
Location: Student Union Building, main floor
Food: Chef Features, Godfather Pizza, Original Burger, Simply to Go, Theme Cuisine
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.–10 p.m.
Missouri Hall
Location: Missouri Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Ryle Hall
Location: Ryle Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
West Campus C-Store
Location: West Campus Suites
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

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