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.
Watterson Dining Commons: May 11-August 2
Meal plan holders will dine at Marketplace at Linkins Center August 3-7
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
See the semester calendar for a complete schedule.
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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.
Campus Dining staff will be participating in training that will allow us to serve you better. McAlister's Deli and Einstein Bros. Bagels will open on Monday, August 10. Burger King and Pizza Hut will open on Wednesday, August 12.
Off-Campus Meal Plans can be purchased online from March 30 through August 7, 2015, dependent on availability. Learn more about the options.
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.
The summer meal plan period is May 11 through August 7. Learn more about the options available and how to submit your contract on the Meal Plan 2015-2016 page.
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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