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Campus Food


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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There to really look forward to in a meal all year on campus

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is horrible. It's the same thing over and over. Fry chicken Wed and fish Fridays. There is limited suggestions and the food does not fulfill you.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Cafe variety is okay. They're several options you could choose from. The worst thing about The Cafe is that sometimes there will be nothing you will like so you will want to leave and find something else to eat around campus or off. One of the best places on is Pizza Hut, they have a lot of delicious food.

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2 College Junior

Campus Food: In comparison to other schools, the dining experience is bad. There are basically not any options besides pizza hut and the cafe. The worst thing is the fact the cafe closes at 7.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dinning options on campus are very limited and they have the same menu every week. I get tired of eating the same food almost every day of the week. I don't like that they close the cafe at 7 on weekdays and we can't take any food out of the cafe. Because by eight O'Clock I am hungry again.

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The dining hall has numerous options with respect to the food that it serves. There is a deli, fast food selections, grill, innovations section, a salad bar, and various entrées. This gives students the ability to mix and match their meals to suit their eating style. However, students eventually get tired of the dining hall food because it becomes redundant by mid-semester, and you will begin to see food items being repeated. The cafeteria, like everything else, has its good days and bad days. Some days it can be so busy that students are lining up outside the doors waiting to get in, and other days it can be slow and less noisy. The ambiance of the cafeteria is very upbeat—it’s always lively; however, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when it’s crowded and you can’t find a place to sit. The cafeteria workers are very friendly and ready to serve students the best meals they can, but they will not tolerate students trying to take food out of the cafeteria.

Some students complain that the cafeteria lacks variety, especially for people with special dietary needs, and this is true—there are not many options for vegetarians, people with restricted diets (kosher, especially), or anyone trying to eat healthy. Basically, the food prepared here is very Southern style, so expect to see everything dipped, battered, and fried before being put on your plate!

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4840 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Well, there's only one dining hall on campus . . .
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Paw
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Fruit
  • Grits
  • Omelets
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Burgers
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Shrimp
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
There aren't any late-night options on campus.
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
Sodexo caters the food for both Claflin and neighboring South Carolina State University.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Claflin Dining Hall
Location: Panther Plaza
Food: All-you-can-eat breakfast, deli, desserts, entrées, fruit, pasta, pizza, salad, soup
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 .m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Paw
Location: Student Center
Food: Grill
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 98 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 70 responses

  • 53% Pizza Hut
  • 21% Jazzman
  • 20% The Cafe
  • 6% None at all
  • 1% Einsteins



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