Campus Dining

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5,357
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$12,968 ($7,096)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: When I lived on campus I got tired of the food really quick. But now that I live off campus I love anytime I am able to eat on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's not amazing b any means but it is fine. There are usually plenty of options.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Though the quality is not incredible, there is a nice variety of basic foods everyone is sure to enjoy (cereal, pizza, etc.).

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.

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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
Major
French/Linguistics
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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
$2450 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
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
C-Store
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.

Student Polls

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