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.


Modified Locations & Hours

Updated: June 16, 2020

Hours of Operation

The Tally @ L.A. Pittenger Student Center 

  • Monday – Friday
    • Tally Food Court: 7a – 5:30p
    • Starbucks: 7a – 2:30p
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day

The Atrium @ Art & Journalism Building

  • Monday – Sunday

Bookmark Café @ Bracken Library

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

Micro Café @ Studebaker West Complex

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

Noyer Centre @ Noyer Complex

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

Quiznos @ Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation & Wellness Center

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

Tom John Food Shop @ Kinghorn Hall

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

Woodworth Commons @ Woodworth Complex

  • Monday – Sunday: Closed

We’re here to serve you

We appreciate your understanding that your Ball State Dining experience may be different than usual. To serve you and everyone best, you will find adjustments in areas, but we are continuing operations in some of our dining locations.

The Student Center Tally remains open, while other locations are closed at this time. Please stay tuned to this site for any updates to hours of operation. The Tally features a modified soup and salad station with custom-made salads and your favorite soup served up for you. Other actions may not be as obvious, such as the removal of salt and pepper shakers from areas, however, some items will be available upon request and we will accommodate as able.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still open, and are there adjusted services?

  • Yes, we are still open for service.
    To serve you and everyone best, you will find adjustments in some areas, but we are continuing operations in some dining locations.
  • The Tally now features a soup and salad station—request a custom-made salad or choose your favorite soup, and our staff will serve it up for you.
  • Starbucks and the Tally are closed for weekend hours of operation.
  • Monday through Friday hours of operation for the Tally and Starbucks have changed (see above for details). 

What are some other things I should know?

  • You may discover some items not regularly available. However, if you find yourself looking for a product, ask our staff, and we will assist as able.

Do you offer to-go options?

  • Everything we serve currently is carry out. To-go containers are used for all of the served foods you find throughout our locations, and our pre-packaged items are ready as-is.

What happens to the Dining Plus from my Housing + Dining contract or Dining Cash?

Where should I go for information about Cardinal Cash or about Dining Plus that came with a University Apartments PLUS Plan?

  • Cardinal Cash is handled through the Bursar’s Office, and we do not control it. You should contact their office if you have questions about that program.
  • The University Apartments PLUS Plan is handled through Housing and Residence Life. You should contact their office for questions about the Dining Plus associated with that program.

I live off campus—what happens with my commuter meal plan?

  • Off-campus meal plans remained on through the end of the semester, and students carrying these plans could continue using them at open locations.
  • A prorated rate will be evaluated at semester's end for off-campus plan balances, and that amount will be credited to Bursar accounts.

We at Dining Services are dedicated to providing you the utmost service, and that will continue. Going forward, there may be more adjustments to come, but we will address those as they arrive and update you, our customers, as best we can. Mostly, we will persist in our efforts of delivering an exemplary dining experience.

We’re in this together, and we thank you for your understanding and patience.

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