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Campus Food


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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I think there is a lot of food available but it's not very delicious, per say.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Chat food is good - a lot of it is fresh and prepared-to-order. They have a good variety of options for vegetarian eating as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall has a better variety, you can make your own salad as oppose to the chat. Th e dinning hall is all you can eat as well. The menus varies from day to day in the dining hall however pizza is a garauntee. They have pasta, fast food, salad, dessert. The chat is better for quality. The food is hot and you choose how they make it. It's either a deli meal or grill meal. There are more snacks in the chat but the chat is more expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The staff in the dining hall and chat are generally super nice; they truly are great people. The food at the dining hall is usually pretty bad though, and the chat isn't much better. The one benefit the chat has is that it's made-to-order, so, at least it's hot, but it's little variety.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: at the the dining hall there is quantity, but the chat has quality


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The food is all right. Arcadia has options like a dining hall, a café, and a smaller takeout food place that serves fresh food and also prepackaged snacks. The dining hall always has a salad bar, deli, and hot food, along with desserts and ice cream. The Chat, the smaller dining place, serves fresh sandwiches like grilled cheese, cheesesteaks, hoagies, wraps, and quesadillas. Meal plan points work in both places and include options in the Easton Café, as well. The dining hall isn't too bad and always has plenty of options. The Chat is more convenient for late-night snacks and quick meals. The coffee in Easton Café is Starbucks, but it isn't quite as good and is a walk across campus from the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3580 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Freshmen have the choice of several meal plans for each semester. Certain meal plans come with points that will buy you extra snacks and meals at the Chat.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Chat
Special Options
There isn't anything special in the cafeteria, but every once in a while, the cafeteria has themed meals.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Brubaker Café
Location: Brubaker Hall
Food: Coffee, deli sandwiches, fresh fruit, pastries, salads, smoothies, soups, tea
The Chat
Location: Dining Complex, lower level
Food: Variety
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Late Nite meals.
Dining Hall
Location: Dining Complex
Food: Variety
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
University Commons
Location: Kuch Center
Food: Variety

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 61 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 worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 15 responses

  • 36% They do not allow the unused meals to carry over.
  • 27% The limited option plans
  • 24% Freshman have to choose the most expensive option
  • 12% The food is horrible

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 38% The lack of seasoning/flavor at the dining hall
  • 33% Everything. In specific, the dining hall.
  • 29% The lack of variety at the chat

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Nothing
  • 44% You can choose which plan suits your needs.
  • 12% You can create your own.

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

  • 63% The chat, although it's not very good either way.
  • 37% The dining hall
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