Plenty of students gripe about the dining hall, but that’s because Emerson students like to complain. The meal plans are generous, and few students who choose the block meal plan complain about not getting enough food. The dining hall is all-you-can-eat, which means if you run out of meals by the end of the semester, you can always stay in the dining hall all day and keep eating for the price of one meal. Meal plans also provide students with a certain amount of Board Bucks, which can be debited from the student’s ID in either of the campus convenience stores. The dining hall has a salad bar, cereal bar, dessert bar, ice cream freezer, juice and soda fountains, vegan station, grill, and pizza spot. The food isn’t bad—it has flavor, appropriate texture, and isn’t soaked in grease. There are also plenty of options for vegan and vegetarian dining, including a few faux meat items.
Due to its size, there are only three spots on campus where students can eat, and the dining hall is the only place that accepts the meal plan. The Emerson Café has a few sandwich and salad options, and it accepts ECcash. Eating in the dining hall for three or four months straight can get to be nauseating, but the same goes for any school. Overall, the on-campus eating situation is a good one.