Campus Dining

Las Vegas, NV
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The main dinning hall will probably be the main place you if you live on campus. Half way through the semester you will probably get pretty bored of it though. Value wise it is not too good but if they force you to buy a meal plan, might as well use it.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I do not eat on campus so I do not have anything to offer to this subject.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't really like the DC on campus. I am looking forward to the day I can live off campus and cook my own meals.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Many places to pick from

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Some halls are great while some are poor.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 127th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 194th
    Best Quality Food
  • 337th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 580th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 751st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Las Vegas, NV
Marketing/Film minor
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Campus dining has improved in the past few years and has its perks. The Dining Commons has surprisingly good food. After paying a cover charge, you can choose whatever you want from an array of foods in true Vegas fashion: buffet-style. The Dining Commons is especially suitable for big eaters since multiple trips are allowed. Unless students are taking classes in the art building, the education building, or the biology building, the Sidewalk Café is inconvenient. Burger King, Pizza Hut, and a few convenience store-type items are offered there. Unfortunately, when more than eight or so people are in the building, it gets cramped. Once out of the building, there are umbrella-covered tables, which are a nice place to sit when the weather is decent.

Since the remodel of the Moyer Student Union and the addition of the Balance Café in the Recreation and Wellness Center, new dining options are available that both satiate the need for tasty eats and provide some variety. The SU houses the popular Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and Panda Express, and the Balance Café offers a healthy, multicultural menu as well as smoothies that students love.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4644 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Meal plans are required for everyone who lives on campus, regardless of class year.
Student Favorites
  • Balance Café in the Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Jamba Juice
  • Starbucks
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • 7-11
  • Chipotle
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Denny's
  • Freakin Frog
  • High Roller Deli
  • Joe's NY Pizza
  • Johnny Rockets
  • King and I
  • Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Popeye's Chicken
  • Quiznos
  • RebelBooks
Did You Know?
UNLV has recently incorporated "Balance Mind, Body, and Soul," a program which promotes healthy living.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Balance Café
Location: Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Food: Health snacks, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, soup, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Book `n Bean
Location: Lied Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, tea
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Café á la Carte
Location: Frank and Estella Beam Building
Food: Coffee, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons
Location: In the Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons building, near Tonopah Residential Complex
Food: Deli, desserts, grill, international, pizza, salad, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Jamba Juice
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9: 30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Panda Express
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Chinese
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Breakfast, pasta
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Quick zone
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Snacks, subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sidewalk Café
Location: Next to William D. Carlson Education
Food: Bakery, Burger King, Pizza Hut
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sub Connection
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Taco Bell
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
University Diner
Location: Moyer Student Union
Food: Diner food, milkshakes
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 129 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • 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 17 responses

  • 32% Starbucks
  • 18% Panda express
  • 15% I like Subway
  • 12% Taco bell
  • 10% Sushi and udon
  • 10% Dining Common
  • 2% Jamba Juice

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

  • 25% Sushi
  • 25% Unhealthy food
  • 18% The DC
  • 14% When DC doesn't have anything at all
  • 11% Panda Express
  • 7% Taco Bell

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Being able to buy things at the SU
  • 30% All you can eat
  • 10% Great food
  • 5% Not having to worry abt what you are going to cook
  • 5% I like the Dining Dollars.

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 10 responses

  • 100% It is very costly and the food at DC isn't good
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