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 Jan. 9 and 10, April 4, and May 8. 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.
Marketplace at Linkins Center
Linkins' venue hours (.pdf).
Watterson Dining Commons
Watterson's venue hours (.pdf).
2014-2015 Door Rates
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.
Learn about dates, instructions, and information to apply for housing and dining as a new student or returning student. Visit our housing/dining fall 2015 contracts page.
Both dining centers will close for spring break at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6 and re-open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. To see hours for retail venues, visit each restaurant's page under Places to Eat on Campus.
Spring 2015 meal plans for Cardinal Court and Off-Campus apartment students are available November 3, 2014 through March 15, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If you experience any difficulties with this form, please email CampusDining@IllinoisState.edu or call (309) 438-8351.
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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