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. 9 and 10, April 4, and May 8. 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
Linkins' venue hours (.pdf).
Watterson Dining Commons
Watterson's venue hours (.pdf).
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.
Residence hall students
Students who will be new to Illinois State University in Spring 2015 may submit their Dining contract, following the completion of their Housing contract through Welcome2ISU. The application is open daily September 30, 2014 through January 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cardinal Court and Off-campus students
Spring 2015 meal plans for Cardinal Court and Off-Campus apartment students are available November 3, 2014 through March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Spring 2015 Meal Plan Changes
You may make changes to your Spring 2015 meal plan using the online Meal Plan Change Form. The form is available daily October 7, 2014 through January 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Off-campus and Cardinal Court students with meal plans may use the form to opt out of their plan for spring.
Please note McAlister's Deli will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 23 for scheduled equipment replacement. Einstein Bros Bagels in the Bone Student Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. those days.
Congratulations on being admitted for fall 2015! We will mail you information about signing up for housing and dining in mid-January.
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).
Dining Center Tour
Trayless Dining Video