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Campus Food


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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its good at first, but then gets tiring

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most options aren't as healthy as they could be.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: -The only 'good' choice on campus is Subway. This becomes quite tiresome and expensive considering that you must pay for a meal plan as well. With the amount of panther bucks you receive, you would only be able to eat at Subway on the weekends without moving to out-of-pocket expenses.

-The restaurant list provided (excluding Subway) is misleading. To be clear, restaurants such as the Pizza and Pasta restaurant are, in actuality, segments of the cafeteria. They are not independent restaurants. There is a Starbucks coffee machine in the c-store, not a Starbucks coffee shop.

-Cafeteria meals are usually consumed with great reluctance; do not be fooled by nicer tour day cafeteria meals. While it is not terrible the first year, it gets old quickly after due to a lack of extended variety. I do not suspect this is due to administration or cafeteria employees, rather Aramark (whose contract may or may not end soon). In light of this, improvements have been made in the past year and hopefully will continue on this path. You can get by on these meals, however, it is not an excellent experience.

-The convenience stores on campus are grossly overpriced. You will pay 50% to 300% more in the name of convenience (as viewed by a student; the reason for this extreme pricing may be due to Aramark's management costs or something entirely different, but the outcome is not changed). Many students are unable to go off campus and purchase supplies due to the nature of the surrounding area (it is often viewed as a bad part of town, however, campus police does a stunning job of keeping everything inside of the campus gate well protected). Whomever profits from these stores must make quite a bit of dough.

-Despite these things, the quality of education and community far outweighs the quality of food at BSC. Just keep in mind that food expenses per year will be a higher than expected.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food will get you by but off-campus food is much preferred. 4 years after leaving, I still avoid Subway.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety in the Norton dining hall. They have just about everything you could want to eat including vegetarian dishes. My personal favorite is the make your own Caesar salad bar. And there's plenty of space so finding a seat is no problem.


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The meal plan situation is simple at Southern: You have to buy one if you live on campus, and there are only two places to use it. Probably the biggest problem with this simplicity is that there is very little variety when it comes to food choices. You never hear about poor quality food in the Court, but you do hear about how tired people are of the selection. The staff in the cafeteria is what makes all the blasé food bearable, however. With friendly, familiar faces and great service, it's a little easier to handle the lack of options for on-campus dining. The other place to use your meal plan on campus is the C3 convenience store, which has become a favorite of many students. Also, there is the on-campus coffeehouse, the Attic, which is only open late at night but located much closer to the dorms. They recently started serving Starbucks coffee and other products, and the upgrade was noticed by all and appreciated by many. Most students get the light meal plan, which means you will probably have to get a carload of cokes or waters at the end of the term since your money won't roll over to the next semester. If you opt for the medium or hearty meal plans, though, any leftover money you have at the end of the term can be used for the next semester.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4530 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Only for on-campus freshman
Student Favorites
Grill Works
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
Given the neighborhood around the school, there are only a select few places who will deliver. If you're hankering for some pizza, be sure to get the number for the only Papa John's who will deliver inside the gates.
Did You Know?
  • If a family member makes a special dish that you enjoy, just submit the recipe to the cafeteria staff, and they will test it out and serve it.
  • One night during the Interim of every year, the cafeteria hosts a "Mama's Home Cookin' Night" where local BSC moms get together to feed the campus community.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Bene Pizza & Pasta
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Pizza, pasta
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Freshens Frozen Treats
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Ice cream
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Freshens Smoothie Company
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Frozen yogurt, pretzels, smoothies
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Grille Works
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: American, grill
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Home Zone
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Home-style buffet
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Kettle Classics
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Soups, Chili
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Chicken
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Salad Garden
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Salad bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Starbucks and C3
Location: The Cellar
Food: Coffee, convenience store
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Starbucks and C3
Location: The Attic
Food: Coffee, convenience store
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tmmy Ymmys and Express
Location: The Court, Norton Student Center
Food: Grab & go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 25 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 15 responses

  • 59% Subway
  • 41% No where. Cook your own food.
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