Campus Dining invites up to two parents of meal plan holders to dine for free at either dining center. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance. Please note, Watterson Dining Commons is the only dining center open Aug. 12 and 13, Sept. 5 through 7, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and 9, March 26, and May 6. Refer to the semester calendar for details on location hours.
Information screens at Watterson Dining Commons and Marketplace at Linkins are available for use by approved University Departments and Registered Student Organizations. Please review the usage policy before submitting a request.
Friday, September 4
Watterson Dining closes at 8 p.m.
Linkins closes at 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, September 5-6
Watterson Dining open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, September 7
Watterson Dining open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 10 p.m
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
See the semester calendar for a complete schedule.
Need help with food allergies? E-mail us at Dining@IllinoisState.edu
Vegetarian? Try one of our vegetarian burgers at the grill: Black Bean Burger, Boca Burger or Malibu Burger
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Have nutrition or food-related questions? Ask our Registered Dietitian.
Want to see how busy Watterson Dining Commons is before you head there to eat? Check out the Traffic Cam to see various areas of the dining center. Be sure to refresh your screen each time you click on the page to make sure you are getting the most recent images from the cameras.
Want to see how busy the Marketplace at Linkins is before you head there to eat? Check out the Traffic Cam to see various areas of the dining center. Be sure to refresh your screen each time you click on the page to make sure you are getting the most recent images from the cameras.
Submit your recipe now for Campus Dining's Redbird Recipe Contest. Students, parents of students, alums, faculty, and staff are invited to submit recipes for one of two categories: entrees/side dishes or desserts. Recipes may be submitted through September 18. Our culinary staff will review all entries and select two from each category to prepare and serve in Watterson Dining Commons and Marketplace at Linkins Center. Students will cast their vote for the winner of each category. The winning recipes will be incorporated into the spring menu.
Off campus meal plans are no longer available. After extending the original deadline of August 7, we have reached our capacity. Campus Dining limits meal plan sales to assure that we are able to maintain high standards of service to our customers.
A recent Avian flu pandemic has caused nationwide disruption in the distribution of egg products. Many egg producers have shut down completely. Industry wide shortages have occurred and are affecting the ability of Campus Dining to acquire an adequate number of eggs. For this reason menu adjustments have been made.
The education-ranking firm Niche has placed Illinois State University among the top campus-dining facilities in the nation. Campus Dining Services ranked at 101 among nearly 1,200 dining facilities, earning the highest ranking of any public university in the state of Illinois.
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