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. 10, Jan. 11, and April 19. 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
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.
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.
The Watterson salad of the day nutrition information is currently unavailable due to a technical glitch. We are working to get this restored and apologize for any inconvenience.
Returning students may select their meal plan for 2014-2015 after renewing their housing contract. Contract renewal for 2014-2015 began February 6, 2014. Please visit the Housing website for a link to Contract Renewal.
Students wishing to purchase a Cardinal Court and Off Campus meal plan may do so beginning March 31.
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.
Spring 2014 Cardinal Court and Off-Campus meal plans are available for purchase now.
Meal plan contracts are for the entire academic year or balance remaining at the time of purchase and will automatically remain the same in the spring semester for all students. For example, if you choose the 225 Block plan in the fall semester, you will automatically receive the 225 Block plan in the spring semester unless you choose to change or cancel it according to the guidelines outlined in the 2013-2014 Meal Plan Contract Terms & Conditions.
In November 2013, Campus Dining, along with several campus partners, ran a pilot to test the feasibility of composting dining center carry out containers. The results were promising and we hope to expand the program in the future. Learn more.
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.
Dining Center Tour
Dining Center Tour
Trayless Dining Video