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Campus Food

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It can get kind of boring after a while, but it's cool because the Bon tries their best to be environmentally friendly by serving local or organic food, which I like a lot.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Could be better but it's still good

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I eat the gluten free options at school because of being celiac. Most of the soups have been a win for flavor and none of them have made me sick. However flour choices they are using for the gluten free cookies isn't a good one right now. But when I am hungry I also find that there are some options for me.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We have so many different options, and it's all seriously delicious.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: people complain but the food is pretty good with lots of choices

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If you have a meal plan, you pretty much have to eat in "the Bon" (Fields Dining Room) for most meals because you can only use flex points in the Trail Room, Maggie’s, and Dovecote. This can be restricting because the Bon is only open during certain hours, and sometimes it’s tough to juggle the hours with your classes. On the bright side, it is all-you-can-eat. However, that can be problematic when it comes to the Freshman 15. The salad bar is great, as is the deli bar during lunch. Bon Appétit, the company that caters on campus, does a good job of providing options for vegetarians and vegans, and it also provides many organic options. At first, it seems like the options are endless, but over the course of the semester, the menu becomes repetitive. Breakfast features an excellent omelet bar, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, eggs, and bacon. Also, the Bon is usually packed, so it’s a great place to socialize.

The Trail Room has similar but slightly better food. It is used mostly by commuter students and faculty since you can only pay with cash or flex points. It is located downstairs from the Bon. Maggie’s is located central to many of the residence halls, and its late hours entice students to come and buy overpriced coffee drinks and snacks. Many wish there was a cheaper place to eat outside of regular meal hours on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5006 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Fields Dining Room (The Bon)
  • Trail Room
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Fields Dining Room (the Bon)
  • Maggie's Café
  • Trail Room
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels
  • Breakfast quesadilla
  • Omelets
  • Pastries
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Burgers (beef, turkey, veggie)
  • Deli sandwich
  • Pasta bar
  • Pizza
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Ice cream
  • Panini
  • Pastries at Maggie's Café
  • Pizza
  • Waffles
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
Fields Dining Room (the Bon) pretty much caters to all diets. There are always vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and halal options. They are very conscious of any dietary restrictions and always label what the food contains.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Dovecote Café
Location: Albany Quad
Food: Coffee, pastries, ready-made food, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Fields Dining Room (the Bon)
Location: Templeton Student Center
Food: American, Asian, Mexican, salad bar
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Food for Thought
Location: South Campus Conference Center
Food: Espresso drinks, salads, sandwiches, snacks, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Maggie's Café
Location: Roberts Hall apartments
Food: Coffee, pastries, ready-made food, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Northwest School of Law Grill
Location: Northwest School of Law
Food: Grab-'n-go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Trail Room
Location: Templeton Student Center
Food: Deli, grill, pasta, pizza, salad bar
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 35 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 8 responses

  • 33% Dining hall hours
  • 25% Lack of cereal choices
  • 17% Gluten-free options
  • 8% Lackof brunch/breakfast choices
  • 8% Brunch
  • 8% Some GF choices are available always more isneeded

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Dove cote
  • 25% The Bon
  • 25% The trail room
  • 20% Maggie's
  • 5% Lots of options available.

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 22% Maggies
  • 22% The Trailroom
  • 22% The Bon
  • 22% I have not had a problem with any of the places
  • 11% It just depends on what you like.

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 8 responses

  • 33% The Bon
  • 33% Flex Points
  • 17% Vegetarian/vegan options
  • 8% I am a vegetarian and there are lots of options.
  • 8% It's all-you-can-eat, and ice cream at every meal.
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