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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Amazing, especially with the new dining hall, worth the money.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's either terrible in flavor or unhealthy and delicious. There's really no winning. The freshmen 15 is a grim reality here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The menu is very limited, they always feed us pasta or sandwiches. And they repeat alot of the meals and give us alot of left overs

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The new upstairs dining hall is pretty good. They always have a good selection and if there isn't something upstairs that yyou like, you can always go downstairs and get something off the grill.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: sometimes it is good. But on weekends they forget people live here and eat the food. Pretty much every thing is very greasy and not very healthy. Next to 0 vegetarian options

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Students have several options when eating on campus. Cedar Crest offers a traditional college cafeteria experience in the campus dining hall, which serves a variety of foods—from classic favorites to vegetarian cuisine—at every meal (not to mention the great desserts and always-available ice cream!). While the dining hall is a great option when you want to sit down to eat with a bunch of friends, The Falcon's Nest is a faster option for when you're running in between classes and meetings. Featuring a salad bar and a grill, The Falcon's Nest is more of a small café than a cafeteria, and it offers a range of food from made-to-order to pre-packaged. An additional venue on campus is the Cyber Café, a small coffee shop with the best caffeine-packed beverages and delicious pastries.

Even though most students agree that Dining Services offers a great variety of food on campus, there are additional options off campus, from a grocery store within easy walking distance to the many restaurants a short drive away in Allentown or Bethlehem. 

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5011 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All resident freshmen are required to have the 19-meals-a-week plan. There are 19 meal periods in a week; they include breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on weekends. The meal plan also includes $50 in flex money per semester.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Campus Dining Room
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Cyber Café
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Make-your-own omelet station
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Make-your-own sandwich or wrap
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Fruit cups
Special Options
If you have a food allergy or a dietary restriction, you should report it immediately to Dining Services. You'll have to complete an allergy declaration form for the department to keep on file. Dining Services will make every effort to identify ingredients to avoid on the menus.
Did You Know?
Parkhurst Dining Services, the food service used on campus, partners with local growers and suppliers through the FarmSource program to bring fresh produce to campus every day. There are no processed vegetables in the salad bar, and a minimum of five fresh fruits offered every day.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Campus Dining Room
Location: Tompkins College Center
Food: Made-to-order, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cyber Café
Location: Tompkins College Center
Food: Coffee, pastries, tea
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Falcon's Nest
Location: Tompkins College Center
Food: Fresh fruit, made-to-order grill options, pizza, pre-packaged food, salad bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 53 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 33 responses

  • 40% Falcons Nest
  • 19% Dining Hall
  • 11% Depends on what you like
  • 9% Canova commons
  • 9% There is not much variety in the food
  • 6% Dont eat on campus
  • 4% Absolutely nothing
  • 2% If you're vegan, get used to eating salads. :(
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