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Campus Food


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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is full of variety and is occasionally delicious. Whether you want to eat healthy is upto you though.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I'm a little picky with food, but food here is bad on anybody's scale. Bland, mushy veggies, dry meat, limited vegetarian options. It's liveable, but the best options are usually the customizable ones in Lowry or just snack food from the C-Store.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We do have a good food selection but like any college campus there are times where you have to get creative with your meals. However, I have gone to other colleges and their food was a lot worse than ours.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I really love the food options on campus. I tell all of my friends who don't go here that the food is amazing, and they have great options available to people who have dietary restrictions. And the food is fresh and there are lots of options for how small the school is.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I get very tired of the campus dining options very quickly. Lowry is pretty annoying once the novelty of underclassmanship wears out by your junior year.

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With Wooster’s growing enrollment rates, the College has recently increased the dining options on campus, much to students’ delight. Kittredge Dining Hall reopened as an all-vegetarian cafeteria, after it was closed for a year to save money. Kittredge offers creative, healthy dishes with a home-cooked feel and gives students a place to go when they get tired of the main dining hall in Lowry Center. To cut down on lines at the cafeterias, Wooster also added two grab-and-go lunch places: Pop’s Sub-Stop and the Scot Dogs cart. These are great options for students who don’t have time to sit down for lunch and can’t stand in line to get a to-go box of food at Lowry or Kittredge Dining Hall. Students aren’t thrilled with the selection of food at Wooster, but most say that you’ll be fine as long as you get creative at the cafeteria. There are many options for you to mix things up by making your own meals in the cafeteria at the salad bar, pasta bar, deli, pizza station, or stir-fry station. Also, much of the produce is organic and locally grown, so you know that you’re eating good quality food.

You should also remember that at Wooster, the dining halls aren’t the only place at which you can eat. Flex dollars allow you just that—flexibility! You can grab a sandwich or salad at Old Main Café in between classes, or stop at Mom’s on your way to the library for a smoothie. MacLeod’s even has a few basic cooking supplies so that you can take advantage of the kitchens in your residence halls.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$5170 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Lowry Center Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagel, egg, and cheese sandwich from Mom's or Lowry Dining Center Hall
  • French toast from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Hashbrown triangles from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Made-to-order omelet from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Muffins from Old Main Café
  • Whole grain pancakes from Lowry Center Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Mac and cheese from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Made-to-order stir-fry from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Pierogies from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Quesadillas from Lowry Center Dining Hall
  • Sushi from Lowry Center Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Milkshake from Mom's
  • Mozzarella sticks from Mom's
  • Quesadilla from Mom's
  • Snack from MacLeod's, like a frozen French bread pizza
  • Spicy chicken sandwich from Mom's
24-Hour Dining
None, only vending machines
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None; however, you can use money put on your COW Card (that isn't flex money) at a couple of places off campus.
Special Options
The College of Wooster Campus Dining Services department posts ingredients of all food items in Lowry Center dining hall so that those with a special diet or food allergies are able to see what foods they can eat. There are vegetarian, vegan, kosher, sugar-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free options served daily. For more information on special dining options, visit:

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Kittredge Dining Hall
Location: Kittredge Hall, attached to Compton Hall
Food: Healthy, a certified "No-Fry Zone"
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lowry Center Dining Hall
Location: Lowry Center
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
MacLeod's Coffee Bar and Convenience Store
Location: Lowry Center
Food: Coffee, pastries, specialty drinks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
Location: Lowry Center, basement
Food: Grill
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
Old Main Café
Location: Kauke Hall, "Garden Level"
Food: Coffee, dessert bars, muffins, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop's Sub-Stop
Location: Lowry Center, basement
Food: Grab-n'-go items, salads, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Daily 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Scot Dogs
Location: Mobile sandwich cart
Food: Locally produced, hot sandwiches

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 64 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 things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 17 responses

  • 25% Options
  • 21% Quality
  • 18% Some really good food
  • 14% Diversity w/flex and swipes varying for students
  • 14% Staff are not oursourced, they care about students
  • 7% None

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 48% The Dinning halls
  • 34% The C-store
  • 7% Old Main
  • 7% Moms
  • 3% There are no good on campus options

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Lowry
  • 20% Old Main
  • 20% Kittredge
  • 20% Moms
  • 7% It depends on what you like to eat.

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 17 responses

  • 43% Repetitive meals in Dinning hall
  • 38% Run out of flex
  • 19% The meal plan is excellent


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