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.
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.
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.
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.
Cardinal Court and Off Campus Meal Plans are available for purchase Monday, March 31 through Sunday, October 19 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.
If you have not yet renewed your contract for 2014-15, please contact University Housing Services to begin the process.
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.
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