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. 14 and 15, Aug. 3-Sept. 2, and Dec. 13. Refer to the semester calendar for details on location hours.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the reservation form will be unavailable Dec. 18-20.
Students who wish to change from their current meal plan and select a different meal plan for the spring semester may do so by completing a meal plan change request.
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
Click here to view Linkins' venue hours.
Watterson Dining Commons
Click here to view Watterson's venue hours.
2013-2014 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.
Meal Plan holders – You’re invited to Watterson or Linkins from 10 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, Dec. 8, Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10 to enjoy late night snacks.
Watterson Dining Commons: Late Night Breakfast, Peanut Butter and Nutella Bar, Doughnut Bar
Linkins: Late Night Breakfast, Waffles, Ice Cream Sundaes, Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar
This event is FREE to all meal plan holders, regardless of your meal plan balance. Please present your Redbird ID to enter; one entrance allowed per night.
Einstein Bros. Bagels in Milner Library is now open. The satellite location offers coffee, bottled beverages, bagels and cream cheese, sandwiches, and baked goods.
Einstein Bros. Bagels at Milner Library is cash free; customers may pay with flex dollars, Redbird dollars, and credit or debit cards. Hours of operation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until midnight; Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. until midnight, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and closed on Saturday.
Spring 2014 off-campus meal plans are available for purchase now. If you purchased a plan for the fall semester it will automatically roll into a spring meal plan. To cancel a meal plan for the spring semester, complete the meal plan change request by January 8.
Welcome2ISU opens on October 1 for newly admitted students. Meal plan selection may be completed after students have submitted their housing contract. Welcome2ISU is available from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Please contact us with any problems or questions at 309.438.8351 or via e-mail at CampusDining@IllinoisState.edu.
A windows replacement project at Watterson Dining Commons is scheduled to begin the week of September 16. The goal of the project is to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling. Current single pane windows are being replaced by double pane, energy efficient glass with UV light reduction properties. Work will begin on the northeast corner of the dining center. Seating capacity may be impacted slightly; however the private dining areas will be open for general seating during meal times. Windows in the concourse and entry will be done during the evening hours to avoid congestion at the entrance to the dining center. Noise levels from the project are expected to be minimal with little impact on dining guests or residents. The majority of the work should be completed by the end of the semester, with possible completion work carrying over to the spring semester.
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