Campus Dining

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1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Only 1 place to eat and the food is gross

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Eat the hawks nest and invest in a microwave

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: I am not a fan of the dining services provided. I avoid eating in the dining halls unless I absolutely have to or want a cup of coffee.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The campus dining sucks. There are no options and never any healthy options unless you eat a salad for every meal.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food really is fine. No matter the day, I'll be able to find something I enjoy and leave content. You get sort of used to the food, but that's the case with anywhere. Dessert is really good, and you can get ice cream whenever you want


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1310th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1329th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1342nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1354th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1371st
    Best Quality Food

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Videll
Laurel, Md.
English, minor in Anthropology, pre-med program
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Wagner is a small community, so there is only one dining hall. It is open throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and on the weekends, brunch and dinner are offered. It's buffet-style with a pizza bar, salad bar, and deli, as well as a rotating menu, which includes a wide variety of items. There is usually chicken or pasta available, and you can always make your own stir-fry. The dining hall recently added more vegetarian options and a separate, kosher refrigerator. At dinner, there are action stations where you can get a specific menu item made to order, such as gyros or wings.

Students can also dine in the Hawk's Nest, which includes a grill, Italian kitchen, and a coffee bar with a bakery. The grill has the usual choices, like hamburgers, but there are also Philly cheesesteaks, turkey burgers, and vegetarian options. The Italian kitchen features items like sausage rolls, calzones, and baked ziti. The coffee bar brews Starbucks coffee and makes a variety of hot and cold drinks, and the bakery has muffins and brownies, as well as other snacks. Finally, there is also an on-campus grocery store, the Wag, which has a range of cereals and snacks, such as granola bars, Pop-Tarts, cookies, and chips. For about $3, you can buy a small box of cereal and add whatever toppings may be available, such as M&Ms, banana slices, or raisins. The best coffee on campus can also be found here. In terms of value, the dining hall is probably best. Since it's all-you-can-eat, you can usually find something here, even if the options may seem less than satisfactory. The Wag runs a close second because you can find the cheapest snacks on campus here.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
A meal plan is required for any student living on campus. Freshmen are automatically enrolled in the Ultimate plan, which includes 19 meals per week and $20 of flexi cash, which can be used at any eatery on campus.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
The Hawk's Nest
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Omelet bar-you can add whatever you like to your omelet, and they're made fresh to order.
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Caesar salad from the the Hawk's Nest
  • Chili
  • Soup
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Cereal from the Wag
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There is a kosher refrigerator that has been added to the main dining hall, and vegetarian options are slowly being added to the menu in both eateries.
Did You Know?
Transfer hours are when you can use one of your meals for food in one of the other dining areas. Transfer hours at the Hawk's Nest are Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dollar Deal transfer hours at the Wag are Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Hawk's Nest
Location: Upstairs in the Student Union
Food: Bakery, coffee, grill, Italian
Hours: Starbucks: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Italian kitchen: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Grill: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Main Dining Hall
Location: Student Union
Food: All-you-can-eat variety, including baked goods, grill items, pizza, salad bar, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Wag
Location: Cunard Hall
Food: Cereal, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 32 responses

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