Dining Options

Group of students at Valley Dining Center enjoying a meal with friends.
The connection between healthy eating and overall well-being can’t be overstated. At Western, we provide fresh, flavorful and healthy choices along with comfort food to support your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

 

Plates of food at the Valley Dining Center.

Where and when to eat

Whether you need something to eat during a late-night study session, first thing in the morning to prepare you for class or just after sleeping in until noon on the weekends, you’ll find multiple dining options that will satisfy your hunger.

  • Dine-in options are available seven days a week at the Valley Dining Center.

  • Students at Flossies at Sangren Hall.

    Students can use Dining Dollars from their meal plan, cash or credit at the campus cafés.

  • Student at the Bernhard Center cafe.

    Use your meal plan swipes at a participating Café to get a Meal Exchange that is close to your classes!

  • New student center coming 2023!

  • A rendering of the new dining facility inside the new student center.

    Located on the third level of the new student center, dine-in selections include micro-restaurants.

  • Dash Grab’n Go

    Pop into Dash to grab a lunch or dinner meal to take with you. Dash is located on the third level of the new student center, right next to the dining center.

  • Located on the first level of the new student center, you can customize your meals or pick from our signature offerings at MiPi Pizza, Fuego Verde or Re-fresh Market. These locations accept Dining Dollars, cash or credit.

Plate of fruit.
  • Nutrition At Western, we know well-being and healthy nutrition go hand in hand. That’s why our dining centers provide students with a variety of selections, including customization, where healthy choices and delicious meals can be one and the same.

  • Building equity Dining Services recognizes its responsibility to address and dismantle the barriers that negatively impact BIPOC in our department, in student affairs and at the University.

Smiling student at the Valley Dining Center.
  • Sustainability

    From reusable grab’n go containers to compost and food waste awareness, Dining Services is thinking about how to make Western dining sustainable. We are also LEED Gold certified, which means we’re committed to creating a greener community.

Payment options

Western dining locations accept the following types of payment:

  • Meal plans: For students living in the residence halls, WMU apartments or off campus.
  • Dining Dollars: For use at campus cafés or for guest meals in residence hall dining centers.
  • Pay at the door: Guest meal rates are for single meal purchases in dining centers.

Staff and faculty are eligible for the Faculty/Staff Dining Dollars meal discount.

 

Accommodations

My Pantry space catering to special diets.

Dietary accommodations

At Western, we strive to provide a positive dining experience for everyone, including those with food allergies or food intolerance.