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. 13, 14, 30, and 31; Sept. 1; and Dec. 12. 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.
Learn more about our options for Summer 2014 Meal Plans.
Marketplace at Linkins Center
Click here to view Linkins' venue hours.
Watterson Dining Commons
Click here to view Watterson's venue hours.
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.
After researching all possible meal plan options for students enrolled for the Fall 2014 term, the University is pleased to announce an alternative meal plan option for students living off-campus or in Cardinal Court.
As was stated previously, due to the number of new students planning to enroll for the Fall 2014 term, there is potential for long lines and wait times in the dining centers. In order to accommodate high demand and maintain a positive experience for each student, additional seating has been added to the main dining rooms and special event spaces within the dining centers have been converted to "dining rooms."
Students interested in purchasing a meal plan are strongly encouraged to submit the Alternative Meal Plan Contract 2014-15 by Friday, August 22. Review Meal Plan Terms and Conditions 2014-2015 here.
Questions about how the purchase of the meal plan might impact billing should be directed to Student Accounts at 309-438-5643.
Breakfast: 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Campus Dining Services will only accept Flex Dollars, Redbird Dollars, and credit/debit cards at our dining centers, Jamba Juice in the Student Fitness Center, the Business Bistro in the State Farm Hall of Business, and Airport Lounge in Centennial. Cash will no longer be accepted at those locations. Einstein Bros Bagels at Milner Library has been cash-free since opening in November 2013. All locations within the Bone Student Center as well as Subway restaurants in residential areas will continue to accept cash.
For additional information, view these Anticipated Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf).
Welcome2ISU opened on February 28 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.
Students who have selected a meal plan through Contract Renewal or Welcome2ISU may change their meal plan for Fall 2014 by using the Meal Plan Change Form. The form is available Tuesday, February 18 through Monday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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