Academic year-2022-23

What is ISU Dining?

  • 3 dining centers
    • Friley Windows-all-you-care-to-dine
    • UDM-all-you-care-to-dine
    • Seasons Marketplace-all-you-care-to-dine
  • 2 GET & Go locations
  • 10 cafes
  • 6 fast-casual restaurants
  • 2 markets
  • 2 food trucks (special events only for 2022-23)
  • Central Bakery & Culinary Support Center
  • Central receiving
  • Vending machines-locations here
  • Catering

Who do we employ?

  • 60 P&S Staff-includes a Registered Dietitian and 10 culinarians
  • 150 full-time employees-includes cooks, drivers, and storekeepers
  • 1,500+ student employees-This equates to over 500 full-time employees!

RA Plans Living in the Residence Halls: 215 Total Meals Per Semester

  • 135 Dining Center Meals, allows one entry for meal plan holder into any of our 4 dining centers.
  • 80 Flex Meals, allows for $10.00 usage in any Retail location for purchase of prepared food product.
    • Can also be used to allow guest entry into a dining center.
    • If not used as Flex Meal or for guests, can be used by meal plan holder as dining center entry.
  • No Dining Dollars

RAs Assigned to Frederiksen Court or SUV

  • Apartment RAs do not receive a meal plan in their compensation package, but can choose to purchase any meal plan or Dining Dollars.

First Year On-Campus Meal Plans Options 2022-23

How Meal Plans Work Video

Cardinal(Default Plan) & Cyclone

  • Unlimited access to any dining center
  • Dining swipe can be used at our GET & Go locations-up to 2 times per day
  • Flex Meals are worth $10.00 toward any retail location
  • Flex Meals can also be used for guests
  • Dining Dollars spend like cash

Gold

  • 200 meals at any dining center
  • Dining swipe can be used at our Get & Go Locations-up to 2 times per day
  • Flex Meals are worth $10.00 toward any retail location
  • Flex Meals can also be used for guests
  • Dining Dollars spend like cash

Cyclone

  • Unlimited access to any dining center
  • Dining swipe can be used at our GET & Go locations-up to 2 times per day
  • Flex Meals are worth $10.00 toward any retail location
  • Flex Meals can also be used for guests
  • Dining Dollars spend like cash

CyFlex

  • 220 meals at any dining center
    • Ten of these per week can be used as a Flex Meal.
  • The plan is perfect for students with issues with large spaces/anxiety.
  • Ideal for students living in Geoffroy and Buchanan due to its proximity to the MU (Flex Meal location).
  • Dining swipe can be used at our Get & Go locations
  • Flex Meals are worth $11.00 at any retail location
  • Flex Meals can also be used for guests
  • Dining Dollars spend like cash

Returning  On-Campus Meal Plans Options 2022-23

Students returning to live in meal plan required housing may select from any of the above plans or select from two additional plans.

Silver

  • 150 meals per semester
  • All meals are Flex Meals that can be used in a dining center or retail location ($11 retail value)
  • $300 Dining Dollars per semester

Bronze

  • 125 meals per semester
  • All meals are Flex Meals that can be used in a dining center or retail location ($11 retail value)
  • $275 Dining Dollars per semester

What is a Flex Meal?

Click here to learn more

Dining Dollars

Click here to learn more

GET Mobile App

Click to learn more

What is GET & GO?

  • Uses a dining center swipe
  • Order on our GET app
  • Hot entree with two sides and a drink
  • Students can use it up to 2 times a day
  • Location- First Floor UDCC and Conversations in Oak-Elm
  • Hours of Operation
  • How to order using the GET App video

Check Meal Balances

Nutrition

  • For dietary consultation, email: diningrd@iastate.edu
  • Please fill out this form to get connected
  • Instagram @isudiningrd
  • Special Diet Kitchen located in Union Drive Marketplace
  • Please fill out these forms to apply to use the Special Diet Kitchen
  • Food labels in dining centers (preferred diets and allergens) – Scan QR code on label for more information
  • Video-How to check ISU Dining Website for nutritional information
  • Searchable ISU Dining Website Menu- Watch video how to use

Employment

  • $13 per hour starting wage
  • Free meal with each 3 hour shift
  • Work around students’ schedules
  • On-campus locations
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Great resume builder

Sustainability

  • Composting-over 285 tons a year
  • Unused food goes to Food at First (local organization feeding those in need)
  • Local food purchases
  • Recycling
  • More information about sustainability click here

Rules of Dining-click here