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Campus Food


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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The price of food in Hortencia's is much more expensive than even other convenience stores, and they only offer snacks, fast food, and some "healthy" options that are limited in scope. Meal plans offering a pre-ordained amount of meal swipes also come with an amount of "dining dollars" regardless of whether or not you want to frequent establishments on campus that use those "dollars."

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't the best and if it is good it's a little more expensive.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There's a lot of variety and it's usually moderately priced.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Has a great variety of foods to choose from.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everything is so regular, we eat the same thing everyday. The other options outside the cafe is way to costly, especially since the school is expensive itself.


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Hungry? If so, there is a wide variety of foods to choose from to satisfy your appetite. However, many students do seem to complain a lot about the food, especally the cafeteria food in Marian, though most of the complaining is due to the cost of the meal plans. Also, students may not like the menu for the day. Many students will simply complain because they miss home-cooked meals, which, of course, are nothing like what the cafeteria has to offer. 

The good thing is that there are several places to get food on campus. There is Hortencia's, which makes Chick-fil-A menu options, as well as freshly made salads and sandwiches and a few grocery items as well. There is also Java on the Hill, which serves pizza, wings, sandwiches, and some alcoholic beverages (available only to those who are 21 and older, of course). Finnegan's is the schools coffeeshop, located inside the library building, which brews fresh Starbucks coffee daily and offers freshly made sandwiches and salads. Although there isn't much to choose from, a vegetarian section is offered in the Marian cafeteria, and the cafeteria is always open for suggestions, so if there is something that you would like changed or added, make sure to speak up!

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4330 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
It is only required if you live on campus.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Hortencia's Café/Chick-fil-A
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagel
  • Yogurt parfait
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Enchiladas
  • Wraps from the Flambe Line in Marian
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Ice cream
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
For students who are vegetarian or vegan, there are always entrées and options provided for them in Marian Hall. Also, Marian tends to host special events, sometimes related to a holiday close by or simply just to get out of the daily routine.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Finnegan's Coffee Shop
Location: Mabee Library
Food: Salads, sandwiches, Starbucks coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hortencia's Cafe
Location: Administration Building, ground floor
Food: Chick-fil-A, Freshens Yogurt & Smoothies, grab 'n' go items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
ICC Café
Location: ICC Building
Food: International and theme cuisines
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Java on the Hill
Location: ICC II building, fourth floor
Food: Appetizers, cold drinks, mini pizzas
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11 p.m.-4 p.m.
Marian Hall
Location: Student Center Lounge
Food: All-you-can-eat; daily entrées, grill, salad bar
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Pharmacy Café
Location: The School of Pharmacy
Food: Salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 124 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 best food options on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 30% Chick Fil A
  • 15% Cafeteria food
  • 13% Sammy's sandwhiches
  • 13% Food you make at home.
  • 11% Starbucks
  • 9% Java on the hill
  • 9% Finnagans
  • 1% Junk food like chips and candy
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