Campus Dining

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27,046
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$40,392 ($13,142)
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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Some dining halls are very good, some are very bad. Choose carefully

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Like all college students, I get tired of cafeteria food and I miss home cooking. Overall, however, the campus food is decent and we have other options for fast food, where our campus dining dollars are accepted.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The food has improved a lot in recent years. They have many healthy options!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is alright but there are definitely better dining halls than others. East quad and north quad are the cleanest and nicest.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are not so great places to eat, however South Quad was recently renovated and is now incredible. The dining options have been greatly improved recently.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 25th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 30th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 48th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 53rd
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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Campus dining is a combination of dining halls, fast food joints, and convenience stores. While dining halls work on a meal plan system, the latter two use a debit card-like system called Blue Bucks. Many students gripe about the quality of the food and the inconsistency between dining halls. What campus dining lacks in quality, however, it makes up for in its abundant variety of options. Michigan does a remarkable job of providing food for an array of diets, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. University dining halls can be found in or within close proximity to almost any dorm. North Quad is overwhelmingly the most popular dining hall among students, with "Mojo" (Mosher-Jordan adjoins Hill Dining Center) coming in a close second. Many students rave about the weekend brunch meals and the warm chocolate chip cookies. With salad and sandwich bars, fruits and vegetables, and cereal available at every meal, even the pickiest of eaters can find something they like.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3926 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
If you live in the residence halls, you must have a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
North Quad Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Panda Express
  • Taco Bell Express
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Chicken broccoli bake
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Victors
24-Hour Dining
No
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Amer's
  • Beanster's
  • Einstein's
  • Mrs. Fields
  • Panda Express
  • Pizza Hut Express
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • U Club
  • U-Go's Express
  • Wendy's
Special Options
If you are unable to access a dining hall during regular hours, you can order your meal by 4 p.m. and get it to go. Also, the dining hall will be happy to provide you with a special meal if you are sick or have an injury. A friend or roommate can pick up the meal.
Did You Know?
South Quad's Ciao Down Pizzeria and North Quad's Java Blue Café are open after many regular dining hours so you can use your Dining Dollars or Blue Bucks to grab a late-night snack.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barbour Dining Hall
Location: Central Campus
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:45 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Blue Apple
Location: Bursley Hall
Food: Convenience items, grab 'n' go sandwiches and salads, pizza
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–1 a.m.
Bursley Dining Hall
Location: North Campus
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, grill, homestyle entrees, Mexican, pizza, soup, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Café ConXion
Location: South Quad east wing
Food: Deli sandwiches, pastries, smoothies, Starbucks coffee
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Ciao Down Pizzeria
Location: South Quad lower level
Food: Pizza, salads, sandwiches, sides
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 7 p.m.–1 a.m., Friday–Saturday 7 p.m.–11 p.m.
East Quad Café
Location: East Quad first floor
Food: Sandwiches, specialty pizzas, smoothies, snack foods
East Quad Dining Hall
Location: East Quadrangle
Food: Deli sandwiches, vegetarian entrées, various grilled items
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Hideaway
Location: Mary Markley Hall, first floor
Food: Grill, salads, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.–12 a.m.
Java Blue Café
Location: North Quad Dining Hall entrance
Food: Hot and cold gourmet beverages
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Marketplace
Location: Hill Dining Center
Food: Breakfast, deli, ethnic foods, grill, homestyle entrees, pasta, pizza, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Markley Dining Hall
Location: Hill area
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, burgers, fries, homestyle entrees, pizza, soup, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
North Quad Dining Hall
Location: 105 S. State St.
Food: All-you-can-eat: grilled items, pizza, pasta, soup, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., 9 p.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., 9 p.m.–12 a.m.
South Quad Dining Hall
Location: Central Campus
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, deli, grill, homestyle entrees, pasta, pizza, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Twigs
Location: Oxford Housing
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, deli, grill, homestyle entrees, pizza, snacks and sides, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., 9 p.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., 9 p.m.–12 a.m.
Victors
Location: Hill Dining Center
Food: Convenience items, grab 'n' go sandwiches, pizza
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–1 a.m.
West Quad Dining Hall
Location: Central Campus
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, homestyle entrees, ethnic foods, soup, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 160 responses

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

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 19 responses

  • 30% Not enough Blue Bucks
  • 27% Either too many meals or not enough
  • 13% They are all overpriced.
  • 10% Eating at the same dining hall for months on end
  • 7% All bad parts are changing next year!
  • 7% Some dining halls are too small!
  • 7% Not enough entree options in small dining hall

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Mary Markley
  • 27% Bursley
  • 24% WEST QUAD
  • 6% Mojo
  • 3% Betsey Barbour
  • 3% North quad
  • 3% Twigs at Oxford

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 36% East Quad
  • 24% North Quad
  • 22% Mosher Jordan
  • 15% The Victors
  • 2% Bursley
  • 2% Markley After Hours

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 22 responses

  • 42% Dining Dollars
  • 26% Multiple dining halls
  • 19% UNLIMITED
  • 6% I'm a commuter, I do not have a meal plan
  • 3% Blue Bucks
  • 3% Late night cafes

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