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.
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.
2015-2016 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.
Watterson Dining Commons and Marketplace at Linkins Center is offering
a late night breakfast from 10 p.m. to midnight on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday during finals week (December 6-8).
Marketplace at Linkins Center will close at 8 p.m on Thursday, December 10
Watterson Dining Commons will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11
Watterson Dining Commons will reopen on January 8-9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Marketplace at Linkins Center and Watterson Dining Commons will be open on Sunday, January 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Regular dining hours resume on Monday, January 11
Off campus meal plans for the spring 2016 semester are now available for purchase. This link will take you to the housing/dining online portal to create a contract. This is for students who did not purchase a meal plan for the fall semester. If you purchased a fall 2015 meal plan your meal plan will roll over into the spring semester unless you cancel or change your meal plan selection. A meal plan cancellation/change form will be available on December 12.
Should you find that you are unable to go to the dining center for meals due to illness, please contact your Resident Assistant. They will be able arrange for a sick tray to be delivered to the front desk of your residence hall.
The education-ranking firm Niche has placed Illinois State University among the top campus-dining facilities in the nation. in the 2016 survey Campus Dining Services ranked at 90 among nearly 1,200 dining facilities, earning the highest ranking of any public university in the state of Illinois.
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