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Campus Food

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It could be worse, but the food is nasty.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: they always have some type of promotion going on and great food

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Ther service is good on campus, people are friendly at an of the meal options. The food is well cooked.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall, it's okay. It's fairly good to eat, and the options are pretty good. The hours aren't great, though.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: In the cafe, there are lots of options, like deli bar, salad bar, hamburgers, pizza, soul food, soup, ice cream, healthy bar, vegetarian food, cereal, waffles, daily specials, cakes and brownies, and Pepsi products. Or you can get some taco bell, Quizno's, or Starbucks which are all on campus by the cafe.

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The University offers a variety of food—with everything from convenience stores to restaurants and coffee shops around campus, UALR takes care of its students' appetites. Students can grab a quick snack on their way to class or sit down and eat lunch with a friend. The student center has a Quiznos, Taco Bell, Starbucks, and Diamond Café, which offers sushi, fruit, down-home cooking, burgers, and fries. Diamond Café is a student favorite because not only does it cater to students' hunger but is also a nice place to socialize. Some students come here just to hang out without eating anything! There is also a food joint in the College of Business and Engineering, which can get a little crowded when everyone leaves their classes. This is also a great spot to meet up with friends while getting a bite to eat.

Food and money are probably the top two priorities for any college student outside of their academics, so before ordering food on campus, many students seem to go for menu price over taste at times. But, luckily, the food court meets both of these needs—it supplies food at a reasonable cost. If students are looking to satisfy their mouths, their pockets, or both, the food court in the Donaghey Student Center is never a letdown, and Taco Bell seems to be the least expensive and most frequented. A meal plan isn't required for any student but is quite useful because it's a convenient way to get food when cash in your pocket is nowhere to be found.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4056 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
No
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Diamond Café
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Food Court
  • Trojan Square Store
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Fruit cups
  • Starbucks coffee
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Brazilian chicken pizza
  • Flat bread pizza
  • Pizza sticks
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Crispitos
  • Fries
  • Pizza sticks
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
There aren't any places on campus that cater specifically to special dietary needs, but the on-campus restaurants do have options for students with special requirements.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

C-Store
Location: Reynolds College of Business
Food: Grab-and-go baked goods, parfaits, pizza, salads, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Diamond Café
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Asian, breakfast, grill items, salads, sandwiches, sushi
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Food Court
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Quiznos, Taco Bell
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sub Connection
Location: Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Building
Food: Subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trojan Square Store
Location: Convenience store, grab-and-go items
Food: Variety
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 45 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 10 responses

  • 28% You get more for your money in the cafeteria.
  • 17% 4 kinds of variety
  • 17% Taco bell
  • 17% Starbucks
  • 11% Quizno's
  • 6% SubConnection
  • 6% Chick fil a

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 11 responses

  • 42% It's very expensive, I'd rather eat out.
  • 25% Hours aren't great on weekends.
  • 17% The cafe is not good
  • 8% The money you don't spend is wasted
  • 8% If u have anything but $1000 dining, you wasting $

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 31% The cafe is usually not great
  • 31% It's pretty good almost all of the time.
  • 23% The cafe breakfast is never cooked thoroughly.
  • 15% Never eat taco bell on campus before an exam

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

  • 43% There are a few options for lunch on campus
  • 29% It's not limited to the cafe
  • 21% 1000 Dining Dollars DONT GET ANY OTHER MEAL PLAN
  • 7% YOU CAN USE ANYWHERE ON THE ENTIRE CAMPUS INCLUDIN
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