Eating anywhere every day will get old, and the same is true with dining at Furman. There are really only two places to eat, the Dining Hall and the Pala Den food court, but each offers a wide variety of food. There are some healthy options in both places, but there is a time in every student's life when nothing looks worth eating but the cereal. Freshmen rarely use all of the meals on their required plans, and they often run out of points on their cards to use in the Pala Den. Each point is equal to a dollar, and more money can be added to the card to supplement the points that come with a meal plan. Avid coffee drinkers usually run out of points quickly after too many visits to the Tower Café.
Dining Services truly tries to serve the students by giving them what they want. There are little comment cards that students can fill out, and some things really do get changed. The quality of food in the Dining Hall seems to be pretty good compared to most schools, and they try to make the dining experience the least cafeteria-ish possible. Dinner in the Dining Hall on weekend nights is, however, never a good idea. Another problem is that there are no places to get food on campus after 9 p.m., a pretty early hour in the life of a college student.