All freshmen are required to have an unlimited meal plan at Bruff, and the sentiments toward this requirement depend on whom you talk to. To some, Bruff is merely a means of eating, and they don’t frequent it more than necessary. For others, Bruff is a great place for socializing and hanging out with friends. Because you can swipe into Bruff up to 99 times a day, many people find themselves running in to grab a drink or some fruit in between meals. Aside from the cultural phenomena of Bruff, there is a wide selection of food ranging from pizza, pasta, and burgers to local-favorite dishes and vegetarian selections. While some complain that the food gets old, the staple foods are always available, and Bruff is constantly trying to improve the quality and selection of its food. The other eateries on campus are set up so that meal dollars (or Greenbucks) buy essentially the same things as real cash. However, for the most versatility it’s best to choose the “debit” option over the Greenbucks system. You can use the cash you put on your student ID to buy much more than food this way, so it’s a lot more convenient (and still safer than carrying cash).
One of the favorites at Bruff is its breakfast buffet, which includes an omelet bar that runs all day on the weekends, and the occasional “theme nights” that have specific types of food, like Asian Fusion for Chinese New Year or Irish food for St. Patrick’s Day. The Rat, in the basement of the LBC, serves WOW Chicken and is one of the few options for late-night cravings. There is also Le Gourmet, which is an organic deli-type establishment that offers a healthy (yet expensive) alternative to other on campus food. You can also always get food delivered or go out to eat if the monotony of Bruff gets to you. Most freshmen will agree that, despite the complaints, Bruff has a special place in their hearts.