Everyone agrees: The campus food is bad. Worcester is filled with other schools and is close enough to Boston that most students have had the opportunity to compare Clark food to other colleges' food. The biggest gripe with the food always comes down to quality and selection, but the quality has improved since the University hired a new dining vendor. .The Bistro makes some palatable entrees, albeit for a high price, but it does offer midnight snacks for that all-nighter. Also, Jazzman’s Café is open until midnight, so drinks, brownies, and other tasty treats are available late, as well.
The food complaints at Clark are never-ending. Aside from the taste of the food, the Clark policy of requiring freshman and sophomores to remain on the meal plan leaves quite a bad taste in one’s mouth. The best way to go about food at Clark is to select the plan that puts the most money onto your Clark card as Dining Dollars, which can be used to buy meals at the Bistro, UC Caf, and Jazzman’s Café, as well as a few other places around campus. When students no longer need to be tied to the meal plan, they simply take their money for food and put it onto the Clark OneCard. This will enable students to spend their money just as they did when they were on the meal plan; however, they will now be refunded any money not spent by graduation, whereas before students would lose all their unused meals and Dining Dollars.