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Campus Food


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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining options are good for the small school. Quality could use some work

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The quality of food on campus is poor, which leads to unhealthy eating.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is decent but the options get old really quickly and at the end of the semester everything tastes stale.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty decent for a small school, and they are very good about listening to student preferences, but just like any other place people that are very picky might be better cooking for themselves. Weekend meal schedules really stink - only have a noontime brunch and dinner, and hours in general are restrictive - but that's small school problem. Juniata also works with Sodexo - a food service company that doesn't fairly compensate workers - and we need to fight to separate or demand proper rights for their workers.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: You never know what you'll find in's hit or miss


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Most students would probably agree that if the food in Baker were as pleasant as the people who serve it, they'd all be better off. However, most also recognize that a cafeteria is a cafeteria, and while it gets old pretty quickly, there's enough variety and sheer quantity of food to satisfy anyone's appetite when they actually find something they like. Muddy Run is considered the main escape route for anyone who's just not up to what Baker has on the menu for the day.

One bonus is Baker's vegan line. The dining hall is also centrally located in Ellis Hall, and Muddy Run is right upstairs. However, the main cafeteria is only open for certain mealtime hours, with Muddy picking up the slack for students who need to eat on a different schedule or grab something on the run. And in general, the upper the classman, the smaller the meal plan—they're all sick of it. One place that everyone stops at is Jitters, the campus coffee shop. Different meal plans come with declining credit balances (DCB) that students can spend on snacks and drinks in Muddy or Jitters. DCB carries over from fall to spring semester, but not to the following year. If you're trying to hang on to your DCB dollars, Jitters is going to be your no. 1 nemesis.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4820 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Baker Refectory
  • Eagles Landing
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Mexican
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Eagles Landing
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
Juniata has a vegan line in Baker to help accommodate different dietary preferences among members of the student body.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Baker Refectory
Location: Ellis Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat: breakfast, deli, grill, healthy entrees, pizza, salad bar, vegetarian
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Food: Fine dining
Hours: Thursday–Monday 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Eagles Landing
Location: Ellis Hall, second floor
Food: Asian, grab 'n' go, grill, Mexican, sandwiches, salads, Starbucks
Hours: Monday–Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
Location: Von Liebig Science Center
Food: Coffee, pastries
Hours: Daily 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Muddy Run Café
Location: Ellis Hall
Food: Fried food, grill, salads
Hours: Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.–11 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 30 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 worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 14 responses

  • 40% The food gets old fast,
  • 25% Not enough guest passes
  • 10% Need more variety
  • 10% Unhealthy
  • 5% Nothing.
  • 5% It causes issues.
  • 5% It's expensive
  • 0% Quality of food is poor

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 13 responses

  • 36% Variety of options
  • 23% Meal exchange and DCB
  • 18% Healthy options
  • 18% It's better than eating in the dorm every day
  • 5% SO GOOD
  • 0% It sucks

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 71% Not eating
  • 21% Baker
  • 7% It's average college food
  • 0% Muddy

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 53% Eagle's Landing
  • 47% Baker
  • 0% Cooking


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