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Campus Food

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is great for the most part, but on weekends it's very annoying to find something that isn't D-Hall or E-Hall.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There could be more healthy food, more than salads

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Being a transfer student, I was exposed to the dreaded college food at my previous school.

JMU's dining is far superior, and I will be keeping my meal plan straight through senior year.

Between the organic food at Mrs. Greens, Ehall brunch, and the new dining options in the Student Success Center, JMU knows what's up.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is really good. I would be lying if I said I never got tired of the food, but there are still a lot of things to choose from.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I absolutely love JMU's dining options. I consider myself lucky to be here because I often forget that college food is a bad experience for most people, but not here! The meal plan system is easy to understand and never leaves you in a position of not being able to get food. There are many vegetarian/gluten-free/vegan options which I know myself and many of my friends appreciate.

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Food is scarcely talked about in negative terms from the student body. Students enjoy a wealth of different options in their dining halls and eateries. Hungry? The two all-you-can-eat dining halls give you the most bang for your buck. Freshmen, beware! The desserts and array of meals may leave you lamenting that fourth cookie you just had to reach for.

The dining halls have recently made strides in healthy eating, specifically labeling items with the ingredients and nutritional information. E-hall and D-hall also include vegan and vegetarian options that even leave meat-eaters drooling. Students watching their figures should also be wary of Festival and Dukes. It is very easy to overeat in these places, precisely the reason to split the food between two meals using one of JMU’s take-out boxes. If you’re not as hungry, Starbucks, Einstein’s, and Java City offer that little pick-me-up that aides in students slogging over their school work.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4422 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
D-Hall Fresh Food Company
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Madison Grill
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Einstein's Bagels
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Festival crepes
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Dog Pound cookies
Student Favorites
  • D-Hall
  • Festival
  • Let’s Go
  • Madison Grill
  • Market One
  • Mrs. Green’s
24-Hour Dining
None
Did You Know?
  • To use up extra punches on their meal plans, students often double punch, or use both lunch and dinner punches at the same time. Just be aware that you can only double punch Monday through Thursday after 11 a.m. So much for late-night weekend munchies!
  • Wondering what punches are? While they have nothing to do with fighting, they have a lot to do with eating. Punches are an integral part of every JMU meal plan, big or small. Meal punches are exchanged at many dining locations for entry, and others for pre-ordained meal combinations. Students generally can only use one or two meal punches per meal period. You can't use a punch at Lakeside Express, Java City, Mr. Chips, or Market One at lunch.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Chick-fil-A
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 6
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Corner Bistro
Location: Memorial Hall, ground floor
Food: Coffee/tea, salads, sandwiches, soup, wraps
Hours: Monday– Thursday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
D-Hall Fresh Food Company
Location: Gibbons Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, deli, entrées, organic station, pasta, pizza, salad bar, smoothies, vegan
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Dog Pound
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: Hot dogs, nachos, pizza, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 10 p.m.–2 a.m., Friday–Saturday 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
East Campus Dining Hall
Location: East Campus Dining Hall, first floor
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, homestyle entrées, pizza, salads, sweets, vegan
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m, 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 4
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Festival Food Court
Location: Festival Conference & Student Center
Food: Breakfast, deli, desserts, entrées, pasta, pizza, rotisserie, salads, sandwiches, sushi
Hours: Sunday–Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Java City – Festival
Location: Festival Conference & Student Center
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Java City – TDU
Location: Taylor Hall, ground floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jemmy's Corner Market
Location: East Campus Dining Hall, first floor
Food: Convenience items
Hours: Monday–Thursday 4:30 p.m.–12 a.m., Friday 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 1 p.m.–12 a.m.
Lakeside Express
Location: Chandler Hall, ground floor
Food: Pizza, sandwiches, sides, wraps
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Let's Go
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 2
Food: Carry-out deli, pasta, salad bar, soups, tacos
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Friday 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m.
Madison Grill
Location: Warren Hall, fifth floor
Food: American
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Market One
Location: Gibbons Hall, Entrance 1
Food: 'BURGer Junction, The Great Panini, Montague's Deli, Sbarro Italian Eatery
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mr. Chips Convenience Store
Location: Bluestone at Dukes Drive
Food: Grocery items, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Mrs. Green's
Location: Chandler Hall, ground floor
Food: Buffet-style with hot food and salad bar
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – HHS/ISAT
Location: Health & Human Services Building, ground floor
Food: Grab 'n' go items, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – Montpelier
Location: Montpelier Hall
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
P.O.D. Express – Showker
Location: Zane Showker Hall, first floor
Food: Grab 'n' go items, snacks, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
PC Dukes
Location: Phillips Hall, ground floor
Food: Bene Pizza, Grab 'n' Go items, Pastrami's Deli, Tidewater Seafood, Zoca Mexican
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Quiznos
Location: Bluestone at Dukes Drive
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–12 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 3 p.m.–11 p.m.
Red Mango
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: Frozen yogurt
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Rose Library Coffee Bar
Location: Rose Library, first floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.–12 a.m.
Starbucks
Location: Carrier Library, first floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–12 a.m.
Top Dog Café
Location: Phillips Hall, second floor
Food: GrilleWorks, Madison Bread Company, Mongolian Grill, sushi
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
UREC Smoothie Bar
Location: University Recreation Center, first floor
Food: Smoothies, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 1 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 21% E-hall
  • 20% Festival
  • 14% Everywhere
  • 12% Student Success Center
  • 9% Dukes
  • 9% Top Dog
  • 8% Market
  • 6% Mrs.Greens
  • 2% D-hall

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 32% Nowhere
  • 25% D Hall
  • 15% Let's Go Local
  • 8% Pc dukes
  • 6% Top dog
  • 5% Festival
  • 3% E-hall
  • 3% STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
  • 3% Everything is delicious.

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 139 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 44 responses

  • 28% If you don't use punches that week you lose them
  • 22% Limited options on weekends
  • 19% You cannot use your punches as you please
  • 14% Expensive
  • 9% can only punch twice a semester at Madison Grill
  • 8% Dining halls are open at stupid hours.

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 49 responses

  • 39% 2nd best college food in the nation!
  • 27% FOOD IN GENERAL
  • 25% Meal choices and variety of places to dine.
  • 10% You feel like you're saving money!

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