With 15 dining locations, UNCW Campus Dining gives students whatever they're in the mood for. Wagoner Dining Hall, aka "Wag," is the main dining hall on campus and is one meal swipe, all-you-can-eat. The variety of stations within Wag makes sure there is something for everyone, whether it's a full-spread homecooked-style meal or just a bowl of cereal. Dub's Café is like a miniature Wag that is more central to classes and is a very popular lunch spot. Hawk's Nest is food court-style dining and is always a good choice. It's open until 10 p.m., so it's common to see a lot of students there late after meetings or club activities.
Apart from those three main, larger locations, there are convenience stores, coffee shops, grab-and-go-style joints, and bagel and sandwich eateries scattered throughout the rest of campus. The convenience stores are just that—convenient. Located by the main residential areas, it's easy to do grocery shopping on campus or just pick up a quick bite. "Landwich" sandwiches from The Landing are delicious, and students can't go wrong with a $5 footlong from Subway. Einstein Bros. Bagels is always spot-on when it comes to great bagels and is busy each morning and into the lunch hours. In general, meal plans are combinations of meal swipes and food dollars. Meal swipes will be used at Wag, Dub's Café, and for certain meals in the evening at Hawk's Nest. Every other location will accept food dollars, which work like a declining debit account, and more money can easily be added. So students should choose their plan based on where they find themselves eating more often; students have a two-week grace period to adapt their plans. After freshman year, a meal plan is not required, even if students remain living on campus. And a side note: Don't be surprised when UNCW Campus Dining workers, especially at Einstein and Wag, remember and learn your name! They love their jobs and love UNCW just as much as the students do.