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If you think campus dining means dull cafeteria fare, think again. Think fresh and made-to-order. Think flavor and imagination. Think personal pasta dishes whipped up at your request by our sauté chef. And think about sending in a recipe from home for us to prepare for everyone—part of our “Favorites from Home” program.

You will find everything here from delicious comfort foods (waffle bar, anyone?) to a full range of healthy meals: natural, organic, locally grown, vegetarian, and vegan options, all with readily available nutritional information. In fact, at each meal you will find “Mindful,” meals carefully prepared to meet guidelines for excellent nutrition and moderate calorie totals. In addition, an on-campus dietitian can help plan meals for you if you have special dietary needs.

Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to sign up for a meal plan. For those off campus, it’s optional. You’ll choose from a range of plans, offering a combination of pre-paid, all-you-care-to-eat meals and flex dollars, which can be used to purchase items at any of the campus dining locations. The idea is that you can decide how many traditional sit-down meals you would like in a dining hall setting and how often you’d rather have something quick on-the-go.

Additional options are available if you are an off-campus student, and more details on dining, including dining facility hours and menus, are available at

Campus Dining Locations

The Hubb—Welcome to Drake’s newly remodeled and reimagined dining hub, your quintessential destination for Drake Dining. Featuring all-you-care-to-eat stations such as the grill—featuring burgers, fries, and casual fare; Mediterranean cuisine—featuring scratch-made pizzas, pasta and more; a made-to-order deli station—serving up custom sandwiches and wraps; a full salad bar featuring fresh cut vegetables and fruit; and Simple Servings—allergen free fare for folks with gluten, dairy and other intolerances. Open for continuous dining from 7:00 AM—11:00 PM. See you at The Hubb!

In the following locations, you can use flex dollars, Bulldog Bucks (see below), or cash:

Starbucks at Olmsted—Located in the student union, Starbucks at Olmsted offers fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee plus handcrafted beverages, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and wraps.

Cowles Café—Hard at work in Cowles Library and ready for an energizing snack? Cowles Café couldn’t be more convenient. It serves Starbucks coffee, cold beverages, to-go sandwiches, and wraps.

Spike’s Spot—Our campus convenience store, located in the lower level of Hubbell Dining Hall North, is handy for picking up snacks like granola bars, milk, frozen meals, ice cream treats, and chips.

Bulldog Bucks

For a flexible and convenient way to make food and other purchases, you can take advantage of Bulldog Bucks. Load money onto your Drake Card and then use the balance on the card instead of cash at all campus dining locations plus athletic events, some vending machines, plus laundry and printing services.