There’s never going to be a ton of variation among dining halls. Most students agree that the University Center and Rathbone dining halls effectively get the job done, but as you move past freshman year, you will seldom eat at on-campus facilities. Students who join fraternities and sororities will have a cook. In fraternities, the cook makes lunch and dinner every weekday, and sorority chefs usually just cook dinner. The kitchens are usually stocked enough to make just about anything anyone could imagine—especially when you’re drunk, and it’s really late at night.
There is also a food court above the UC dining hall that houses two atrocious eateries, one Chinese and the other Mexican. There’s also a deli, Baker’s Junction, and Pandinis. There is a sandwich shop called Subversions in the Ulrich Student Center, which is very good. The University also is home to an ice cream shop called the Cup, which students enjoy. Johnny’s Bagels is a new addition in the past couple of years, and it’s conveniently located in Campus Square. Expect a consistent crowd at Johnny’s, no matter the time of day. There’s enough variety on campus that if a student so desired, they would probably have enough choices to eat exclusively on campus all four years. But most people wouldn’t do that. The food’s decent, but the off-campus eateries are where Bethlehem really shines.