Because there are only three main dining locations on campus, eating is as much as a social event as it is a means of nourishment. Students often eat together at the same time every night and may even have a preferred table. This is especially true during freshman year when everyone eats together before students are split up into Greek organizations. Students always have and always will complain about the food, but the staff is always seeking student feedback about the food and looking for ways to improve. Better cooks, more options for vegetarians and vegans, more fresh fruits and vegetables, and more personalized meals are just a few of the recent changes to dining on campus.
There is a great variety of food between the three main dining locations on campus. The main dining hall (the J. Graham Brown Campus Center or "the CC") provides home-cooked entrées or daily favorites like hamburgers, pasta, pizza, and a salad bar, as well as Subway-style sandwiches, unique dishes like stir-frys and wraps, and many vegetarian and vegan options. The Shoebox has sports bar-style food, like appetizers, burgers, fries, salads, and wraps that are all cooked fresh for each customer. The Underground (UG) offers food for those who want to eat and run, with dishes like cold and grilled sandwiches, pasta, pizza from the Pizza Hut Express, and salads, too.