University Dining Services

The University Marketplace, located in the Trojan Center and operated by ARAMARK, is the dining room of the campus. The A-la-carte pricing of all items allows the customer to select from a wide variety of food choices. A computerized cash register deducts the value of the food selected from the individual's meal plan balance.

The University Marketplace is a short walk from the surrounding residence halls. Its hours have been designed to fit student needs - 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm Friday, and from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

In order to meet the diverse interests of our customers, the University Marketplace offers an expanded style of service, including snack items, full meals, salads, pizza, exhibition cookery, fresh baked goods, and deli and grill items 7 days a week.

While in the Trojan Center, stop by our new expanded Java City - Bits 'n Bytes and treat yourself to coffee and non-coffee based drinks find all the necessities for college life in one convenient location. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 11:30 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

All three Dining Services locations accept meal plans, Trojan Gold, cash, credit cards and check.


Meal Plans

  • The Trojan Basic Plan is the minimum meal plan and is designed for the moderate eater who will not be on campus a number of weekends. The total price is $936.80, which includes 7% tax.
  • The Blue & Gold Plan is designed for the moderate eater who will also be dining in the Marketplace on weekends. Its price is $1033.40, tax included.
  • The Big Dakota Plan has the heavy eater in mind. Its price is $1,067.70, tax included.
  • The Trojan Advance Plan, $306.35 tax included, is required of all students in their third or subsequent year who live on campus unless they take one of the above plans.
  • First-semester students living on campus are required to take the Blue & Gold Plan unless they select the Big Dakota Plan.


For a student withdrawing from the University, the meal plan refund will be based upon the pro-rata unused portion of the plan up to the 60% point.


The University Food Service professional staff is dedicated to providing each student with as much personalized service as possible. Each student is treated as an individual, with individual concerns and interests. A Food Service Advisory Committee exists to provide student suggestions and concerns directly to the Food Service Director. Students are encouraged to contact the Committee or the Director with questions and suggestions.

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Last Updated: 6/7/12