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Campus Food

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A late night option would be nice. The C-Store has snack and munchy options galore. Chicken bowl is a legend and the staff can be nice. Jazmins is a cute coffee shop but expensive. The SUB is also expensive for what you are getting.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Food on campus, especially in the dinning halls, is not healthy. There is a salad bar and that is the extent of anything healthy or even colorful for that matter. All the food is white, gray, or brown. The SUB does have healthy options, and sometimes the convenience stores do as well, but they cost a lot of dinning dollars and meals which is not really encouraging for students who want to eat healthy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is relatively okay. You have some people who say it's the worst thing, and those like me who aren't incredibly impressed, but at least it's better than high school. They have some interesting options in the dining halls - spanikopita, lots of stir fry and such - it's mostly bland but it's edible and convenient if you live in a residence hall with a cafeteria. The Mainstreet Market is similarly okay, less healthy options there and kind of overpriced, but what else are you going to use the dining dollars for? Overall, I didn't have a lot to complain about when it came to the dining options at Truman.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: While there are plenty of locations on campus to get food, whether you want to just quickly grab a sandwich or sit down for a full meal, there are not many options as far as choice. You can get the usual hamburger or pizza, but healthy options are hard to come by.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's nothing special. The dining halls are hit or miss. The food at the SUB is usually pretty good.

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Meals at Truman are something you learn to deal with. If you are used to eating lunch at 2 p.m., you will learn to grab a quick bite at 11 a.m. so you'll be hungry again at 5:30 p.m., when everyone else is going to dinner. The hours are confusing, especially right before holidays. But when they are open, the dining halls are really quite a deal—the equivalent of $3 taken from your account buys all-you-can-eat soup, salad, sandwiches, waffles, dessert, and a variety of entrées during every meal. Plus, the staff is always cheerful, helpful, and friendly. Food at Truman isn't always the healthiest, but there are always vegan options.

A meal plan consists of a few different options, with different numbers of meals and Dining Dollar amounts. The meals are the only currency good in the dining halls, but they can also be used at the SUB restaurants. The lack of 24-hour dining facilities is inconvenient, but students stock up on late-night munchies for studying. Plus, with the off-campus dining nearly as limited in selection as on-campus establishments, students mostly resign themselves to becoming a little less choosy.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$2450 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Ryle Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Any of the C-Stores
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels with cream cheese
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • French toast
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken bowl
  • Pizza
  • Salad bar
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
C-Store
Student Favorites
Sky Ranch Grill at Mainstreet Market
Did You Know?
  • The dining halls are such a good deal that local businesspeople hold lunchtime meetings there all the time.
  • At the beginning of each year, each resident hall student is provided a 16-ounce reusable mug, called a T-Mug. It can be brought into the dining hall, filled with a beverage, and carried out. The T-Mug is the only reusable container allowed into the resident hall dining room. If lost or damaged, replacements may be purchased for $3.50 each.
  • If you are ill and cannot visit the dining room, a sick tray can be provided by obtaining a form from a student adviser.
  • Students can arrange to get a sack lunch if class schedules or work schedules conflict with meal periods.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barnett Hall C-Store
Location: Barnett Hall
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall
Location: Centennial Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dobson Hall C-Store
Location: Dobson Hall
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Freshens Smoothie Company
Location: Student Union Building, second floor
Food: Frozen yogurt, smoothies
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Jazzman's Café - Library
Location: Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.–11 p.m.
Jazzman's Café - Student Union
Location: Student Union Building, second floor
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Mainstreet Market
Location: Student Union Building, main floor
Food: Chef Features, Godfather Pizza, Original Burger, Simply to Go, Theme Cuisine
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.–10 p.m.
Missouri Hall
Location: Missouri Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Ryle Hall
Location: Ryle Hall
Food: Home-style entrées, pasta, pizza, salads, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 6:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
West Campus C-Store
Location: West Campus Suites
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 50 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 best food options on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 36% Ryle Hall, The SUB
  • 21% The mainstreet market
  • 18% Centennial
  • 11% C-Stores
  • 11% Ryle Hall
  • 4% Missouri Hall

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

  • 29% Sodexo is a pitiful excuse for food
  • 29% No fruit!
  • 18% The same foods almost every day
  • 11% Not enough healthy options
  • 7% Poor dining hours
  • 7% They keep the same schedule of food.

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

  • 46% You don't have to cook your own food.
  • 31% You don't have to clean up
  • 15% It's very convenient.
  • 4% Nothing
  • 4% It's buffet styled

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

  • 58% Missouri Hall
  • 33% Everything
  • 8% The Mainstreet Market
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