Dining Options

Students eating at Valley Dining Center
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.

  • Students sitting at a table in the VDC near; dining room is full

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

  • Student Center Dining - full dining area

    The Student Center includes a dining center on the third floor, open weekdays for dine-in.

  • Students seated at a cozy table with snacks from Cafe 1903

    Campus Cafés are located in many academic buildings and offer a variety of quick, to-go options.

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.



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.