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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on Campus is convenient. Not bad not good they have other foods like subway and as well as coffee shops.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls and their menus are average. They do serve good food but could be improvements. The best places are GSH and Carson Late night.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: It's great that common grounds is open late. I think it'd be helpful if more of the dining places were open late.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Lack of dining options near the Millrace campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Spring term and im still not tired of the food


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In the past few years, the University of Oregon has expanded its on-campus dining to include a full coffeehouse, bakery, and grill. The University offers a selection to suit any appetite, from two dining centers providing all-you-can-eat buffets to the popular Grab 'n' Go Marketplace and its fast food options. Students see the food itself as standard dorm fare, but the variety of options makes it more palatable. You can usually find something on campus that you're not sick of, even if it's not the highest-quality cuisine. There is only one meal plan available—a points-based system—but it comes in three different sizes, depending on your appetite.

You can use your points at the main campus eateries and even treat your friends with your meal plan. Occasionally, you may want to indulge in the EMU's food court, which doesn't accept the point system. Too much of this can get really expensive, though. One interesting feature of Oregon's meal plan is that students are encouraged to submit recipes to the dining services director and may even have their food incorporated into the dining hall offerings. Check out the dining section of the housing services website ( for more details.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Dorm residents are required to have a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Carson Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Big Mouth Burrito
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Breakfast burritos
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Anything from Big Mouth Burrito
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Common Grounds Café
Student Favorites
  • Common Grounds Café
  • Fire ‘n Spice Grill
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
UO Campus Cash is accepted at AAA Hearth Cafe in Lawrence Hall, Atrium in Williamette Hall, The Buzz in the lower level of the Union, Daily Grind in the Knight Library, Mangiamo in the main level of the Fishbowl, Holy Cow in the main level of the Union, Lillis Cafe in the Lillis Business Center, Pita Pit in the main level of the Marketplace, Panda Express and Subway in the main level of the Marketplace, and Union Market in the lower level of the Union.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barnhart Dining Center
Location: Barnhart Hall
Food: All-you-care-to-eat buffet
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Big Mouth Burrito
Location: Hamilton Commons
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 4:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Carson Dining Hall
Location: Carson Hall
Food: All-you-care-to-eat buffet
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.–8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.–11 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 5:00 p.m.–8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.–11 p.m.
Common Grounds Café
Location: Hamilton Commons
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
DUX Bistro
Location: Living-Learning Center North
Food: Coffee/tea, sandwiches, salads, smoothies
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
Fire 'n' Spice Grill
Location: Hamilton Commons
Food: Grill, stir-fry
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fresh Marketcafé
Location: Global Scholars Hall
Food: Coffee/tea, deli, market, pasta, soup, sushi
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Grab 'n' Go Marketplace
Location: Hamilton Commons
Food: American
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Puddles Café
Location: Barnhart Hall
Food: Coffee/tea, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 137 responses

  • 23% Global Scholars
  • 13% Common Grounds
  • 10% Big mouth Buritto
  • 10% On 13th (Caspian, Taylors etc)
  • 10% Grab'n'Go
  • 9% EMU
  • 8% Carson hall
  • 6% LLC
  • 4% Barnhart
  • 3% Barnhart Brunch
  • 2% Hall
  • 2% Foodcarts
  • 0% Hamilton
  • 0% Taqueria El Pato Verde

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 236 responses

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


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