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.
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.
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.
Dining Center Tour
Trayless Dining Video