Average Meal Plan Cost
$6200 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
A meal plan is required all four years, unless on Lake House Meal Plan or other individual exceptions.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
- Bae Pao Lu Chow
- Tower Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
- Café Hoop
- Campus Center Emporium
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
- Chicken or eggplant parmesan
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Did You Know?
- Each dining hall hosts one theme dinner a month. Themes include: Harry Potter Night, complete with bubbling cauldrons of soup; World Series Night, featuring chilidogs, hot pretzels, and ice cream sandwiches; and Italian Night, adorned with checkered tablecloths and candles.
- Sunday Sundaes are a much-revered campus-wide tradition. Come Sunday night, all dining halls set out trays of M&M's, sprinkles, strawberries, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. Students line up, flex their scooping muscles, and dig in.
- Midnight Breakfast in Bates is another beloved tradition. Twice a year, during pre-finals reading period, Bates Dining Hall offers up fruit, eggs, sausage, French toast, and hash browns to stressed-out students. There's music and some kind of a photo novelty, so you can look at that keychain photo a couple weeks later and admire the panic behind that, "It'll all be fine, at least I've got fried food" smile.