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Dining on Campus

Food and community go hand in hand, and our campus dining locations are both literally and figuratively at the center of our campus.  We have three food options, all located inside the Wright Campus Center.  Our main dining hall, “The Caf,” is where most meals are eaten, with options for an early morning coffee in the Kangaroo Coffee Co., or a late night snack in the Pouch Club to round out your day.  Meal plans make getting a bite easy, while offering variety, value, and convenience.

Meal Plans

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more at three locations on campus.  Your Meal Plan Includes Meal Swipes for the dining hall and “Hopper Dollars” that can be used at our on-campus convenience store, coffee shop, and pub.

Meal Swipes give you access to our all-you-care-to eat Dining Hall from 7 am to 8 pm weekdays and 9 am to 8 pm on weekends.

Hopper Dollars are credits that are loaded onto your ID badge and can be used like a debit card at any dining location on campus. A 7-day meal plan comes with $75 Hopper Dollars per semester, and you can purchase additional Hopper Dollars at any time.

All entering first-year students living in residence halls receive a 7-day meal plan contract. All sophomores, regardless of residence location, will have a minimum of a 5-day meal plan. This allows you to “swipe” into the dining hall as many times as you need throughout the day. You will find full-service stations during our breakfast, lunch and dinner times. For off-peak hours, you will have access to our sandwich and salad bars, pizza and grill, as well as all the drinks, desserts and cereals.

For upper-class students living on campus, there are options for 7-day or 5-day meal plan contracts, or pre-pay for a set number of meals, depending on the housing selection. Commuter meal plans are also available. 


Have questions or a request for an exception to our food service requirements?  

Contact the Student Life Office to request your modification.


Dining Locations

Students in the Dining Hall

The campus dining hall is centrally located in the Wright Campus Center, and it is where all students convene for meals. It is also common to see faculty and staff dining alongside students, especially during weekday lunches.

Read More about The Caf

Austin College proudly partners with Aramark Food to provide fresh quality dining experience for our campus community. Find the latest menu on CampusDish.  Have concerns about your dietary needs, contact our Food Service Director