Please Note

In order to mitigate the risk of transmission, University Dining Services is currently preparing all orders as "to-go," with purchases presently for carryout only.

We are committed to creating a safe environment for all who eat on campus. The university is taking several steps to advance the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Review our plan for further details.


We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Stay up-to-date with our current modified services and find answers to frequently asked questions: Learn more about Dining's Response to COVID-19.

Information for Incoming Students

If you're new to Ball State and looking for information about dining facilities, meal plans, nutrition, or general information, watch our video for incoming students.

Whether you're an early riser or a night owl, you'll find delicious meals that fit your schedule in Ball State's assorted dining locations. We welcome students, employees, and the community in all locations.

You'll find two types of dining experiences at Ball State:

  • a la carte – Items are priced individually. If you have a meal plan, you'll have a set amount of money to spend at each meal
  • all-you-care-to-eat – Swipe your meal card when you arrive or pay one set price and enjoy as much food as you'd like in a buffet-style setting.

Dining accepts meal cards, Dining Plus, Dining Cash, Cardinal Cash, credit cards, Apple/Android pay, and cash.