Campus dining is convenient and spread out in different locations all around campus. The food is, on the other hand, not a major plus at Binghamton, but it is not a major minus, either. Dining hall food is often made-to-order, and every dining hall has an area for individually-made sandwiches, wraps, and salads. There is usually a good variation in the hot meals served, especially when you're sick of burgers and fries. If you're craving something a bit different, the Food Court in the Union has a lot of variety in one compact location. Most students prefer the convenience of Binghamton’s á la carte system over a fixed number of meals per semester, especially since any money not used can carry over from semester to semester.
You will never go hungry at Binghamton, but where the food can sometimes fall short is in its quality. The food is by no means inedible, but the overall quality of the food depends a lot on the time of day you eat and the person preparing your food. Some people are better at preparing food than others, and the servers that aren't quite as skilled get overwhelmed during busy hours and carelessly slap food together. Despite what students describe as poor overall quality, there are some places to get a decent meal. The Chenango and Susquehanna rooms are nice alternatives to the dining halls, albeit at a steeper price. Credit Binghamton with continually looking to improve its variety—a vegan option, an ice cream bar, a sushi bar, and various theme nights are all recent additions to the menu.