Campus Dining

Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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2 College Student

Campus Dining: Charwells will not work with student government, they must have their way, and the employees are treated awfully by their bosses. But the students love the workers

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: If you divide how much your meal plan costs by the number of meals you get, that's around $10 a meal. With that kind of money, I would think the dining hall staff would be paid a decent wage, but they're not.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: yup its a college dining hall

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's okay. I've seen better campus dining at other schools, but it isn't terrible.

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: We just got a new "Student Center" that revamped our existing (and rather famous) Ratskeller restaurant, and added a grand variety of other dining options.

Our campus itself is rather small so food is never too far away.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 35th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 54th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 243rd
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 286th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 457th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Hometown
Lauderhill, FL
Major
Biochemistry/Mathematics
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The school has two dining halls, both with pretty standard college buffet food. The variety sounds good—pizza, pastas, made-to-order sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads, and ice cream are only a few of the daily staples—but nothing is of very high quality. Most students don’t mind the food at first, but they get really sick of it sometime around Halloween of their freshman year. This is about how long it takes to realize that all the different foods have the same greasy taste. Even the salad and the ice cream are almost indistinguishable if you don’t look at them.

Freshmen usually start with the comfortable 14-meal plan, which allows for 14 meals at the dining hall per week. Unless you were raised on Sizzler, you’ll probably drop that to the eight-meal plan for your second semester, which is the minimum UM allows for a student living on campus. Either plan gives the student “dining dollars” that can be used like a debit card at the restaurants on campus. The 14-meal plan comes with $150 in dining dollars per semester, and the eight-meal plan gets you $200. This money is pretty valuable since UM has an excellent selection of fast food restaurants on campus. There’s a food court with Nikos, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, and Starbucks, and there’s even an overpriced take-out sushi bar if you feel like blowing all your dining dollars on the first day. Other places to eat include Sbarro, Subway, and the Rathskeller, a sports bar and popular meeting place. If you don’t use all of your dining dollars by the end of the semester, you can always head over to the campus convenience store and spend the remainder on junk food and prehistoric donuts.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
20
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4968 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Mango & Manny's Market Place
  • Nikos
  • Wendy's
24-Hour Dining
None
Special Options
Most of the places in the food court are only open for lunch, but Sbarro, Subway, and the Rat are usually open later.
Did You Know?
  • The dining halls stay open late once per semester for a "midnight breakfast" to help students who are up late studying for finals.
  • The dining halls are stocked with current issues of the student newspaper, as well as free copies of the local papers and USA Today for students to read while eating.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Convenience Store
Location: UC
Food: Snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Convenience Store
Location: University Village
Food: Snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Jamba Juice
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jenkins Snack Bar
Location: Jenkins School of Business
Food: Snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mahoney/Pearson Dining Hall
Location: Next to Mahoney/Pearson Residential College
Food: Buffet-style options
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Mango & Manny's Market Place
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Caribbean
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Market Square
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Salad bar, soups
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nikos
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Mediterranean
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Oasis
Location: UC
Food: Kosher deli
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Olo Sushi
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Sushi
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Panda Express
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Chinese
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Salsarita's
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Satellite Carts
Location: Various walkways and courtyards around campus
Food: Chips, cookies, soda, and other snacks for between classes
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sbarro
Location: UC
Food: Pizza/Italian
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Stanford Dining Hall
Location: Next to Stanford Residential College
Food: Buffet
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Near Richter Library
Food: Coffee, pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Subway
Location: Law School
Food: Sandwiches, salads
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wellnes Center Juice Bar
Location: Wellness Center
Food: Energy drinks, juice, smoothies, protein bars
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wendy's
Location: Hurricane Food Court
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 100 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 44% The food court in the SAC
  • 33% The rat
  • 22% Nothing is ever open

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Campus dining hall

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