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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: You can tolerate it but sometimes you get tired of it

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food gets tiring quickly. For students dorming, it's not ok to have the same options every day for 7 and a half months.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes they have milk. The food is too pricey for no reason.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: dolphin dollars doesn't go very far being a commuter because prices of food are expensive in a limited budget for a semester

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is a little to pricey and there are not enough healthily food options available.


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If there is one thing that CMSV students complain about the most, it is the food options. Contrary to what the school boasts about, the hot food served at Spellman is sometimes barely edible and not even close to what they were intending to make. Because of this, students resort to the sandwich station and salad bar where they are free to put together their own meals consisting of a variety of breads, wraps, cold cuts, diced chicken, cheeses, and vegetables. Students are also a huge fan of the cereal station—multiple types of cereals are available to students throughout breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with whole, 2 percent, skim, and soy milks. Do not be afraid of going up for seconds either because Spellman is a buffet-style dining hall.

Benedicts Café is the preferred choice of dining, especially for commuter students or for students stuck in class. Although it is not buffet-style, the food is better quality and extremely popular among all patrons. Benedicts can even get overcrowded on some Thursdays when sushi is served. However, despite its popularity, a lot of students complain about the prices and lack of Dolphin Dollars. Also, the hours are very limited, but pre-made take-out options are available for future consumption.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
But meal plans are required for all students residing on campus.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Benedicts Café
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Croissants
  • French toast
  • Fruit
  • Muffins
  • Omelets
  • Pancakes
  • Sausage
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken
  • French fries
  • Pizza
  • Salad bar
  • Sandwiches
  • Turkey/beef burgers
  • Wraps
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Ordering in Domino's Pizza
  • Snacks from home
  • Vending machines
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
The salad bars are extremely popular amongst carnivores and herbivores. Also, Spellman provides a small gluten-free section for those who are restricted by specific allergies.
Did You Know?
  • There are three meal plan options: 19 meals a week with no Dolphin Dollars; 10 meals a week with $125 Dolphin Dollars; or 14 meals a week with $75 Dolphin Dollars.
  • When students get tired of the campus food, they usually order Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese from various retaurants that deliver.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Benedicts Café
Location: Administration Buiding
Food: Variety, including deli, ethnic food, grab-and-go items, salads, soups, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Spellman Cafeteria
Location: Spellman Hall
Food: Variety, including ethnic foods, grill items, Italian, salad bar, sandwiches, and vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 56 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 28 responses

  • 51% Hudson Heights
  • 24% Mags cafe
  • 22% Quesadillas and pizza
  • 2% Hudson heights has all the food+campus events ther
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