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Meal Plan Options............................. 4 Locations............................................ 8 Get to know these icons to see how you can use components of your meal plan or other forms of payment to eat on campus.


Health and Wellness.......................... 18 Sustainability..................................... 22 Work with Us..................................... 24

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we feed the pack Welcome to NC State. One of the most important parts of your experience here will be what you choose to eat, and we are excited to offer you award-winning options that are convenient, fresh, diverse, and delicious. We have more than 40 dining locations across campus, all of which accept some form of your meal plan. From traditional dining halls to a mix of restaurants, cafés and convenience stores, our program is designed to meet the unique needs and tastes of our student body. Throughout the “Locations” section of this guide, look for icons that show you how to eat using your meal plan, as well as other forms of accepted payment. This book will serve as a guide to help you select your meal plan and familiarize you with our locations and offerings to ensure the best possible campus experience. Make your selection before you arrive on campus this fall by completing the form in the back of this book or by visiting

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choosing your meal plan ALL FIRST-ENTRY STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEAL PLAN. NC State Dining offers a variety of meal plans that can be tailored to your specific needs. Our primary meal plan options include the Weekday, Everyday, Deluxe, Block 150, and Athletic Plans. Our plans are designed to cover the cost of meals and snacks in three different ways. Dining Hall Swipes | Come whenever you’re hungry. Just one swipe at one of our dining hall locations and you can enjoy a full meal or light snack, all with a single swipe. Meal Credits | Use Meal Credits to purchase a meal at one of our many restaurants or cafés. Meal Credits are also used to purchase a dining hall take-out meal. Only one Meal Credit can be used per meal period. Dining Dollars | Use Dining Dollars at convenience stores and vending machines or to make small purchases at a restaurant or café in lieu of a Meal Credit. Weekday, Everyday, Deluxe, and Block 150 Plans come with 100 Dining Dollars. The Commuter/Apartment Plan is comprised solely of 750 Dining Dollars per semester. These dollars roll over from year to year, and additional Dining Dollars can be added at any time throughout the semester.


We offer 35 meal periods throughout the week, and the meal plan week resets every Saturday morning. Use Dining Dollars to supplement your plan should you use more than the allotted meal swipes per meal period. Breakfast Early Lunch Late Lunch Dinner Late Night 5 | meal plans

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options + pricing Sign up online at or by returning the enclosed form.


all-access pass plans Choose the Weekday, Everyday, or Deluxe Plan to enjoy an all-access pass to the dining halls, Meal Credits to use at campus restaurants and cafes, dining hall guest meals, plus 100 Dining Dollars to spend anywhere you like. With the all-access pass, you can come and go when you’re hungry to our three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls and enjoy a full meal or light snack as often as you like throughout the semester.* MOST POPULAR










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Dining hall all-access pass and 8 restaurant Meal Credits that can be used each week, Monday–Friday only. Includes 100 Dining Dollars and 3 dining hall guest meals per semester.


Dining hall all-access pass and 12 restaurant Meal Credits that can be used each week. Includes 100 Dining Dollars and 5 dining hall guest meals per semester.


Looking for the ultimate in coverage and flexibility? Dining hall all-access pass and 15 restaurant Meal Credits that can be used each week. Includes 100 Dining Dollars and 8 dining hall guest meals per semester.

The all-access pass included with the Weekday, Everyday and Deluxe Plans requires that 30 minutes pass between each Dining Hall Swipe.


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other plans BLOCK 150 PLAN

150 meals per semester that can be used anytime in the dining halls or once per meal period in our restaurants or cafés. This plan gives you the flexibility to choose how many meals you use from one week to the next. Includes 100 Dining Dollars.

COMMUTER/APARTMENT PLAN This plan features 750 Dining Dollars and comes with a five percent discount at the cash register. It’s available to students commuting to campus or living in Wolf Village, Wolf Ridge, E.S. King, Western Manor or Fraternity/Sorority housing. Your Dining Dollars roll over to the next semester, and if you run out, you can always add more throughout the semester.

150 MEALS PER SEMESTER Use as Dining Hall Swipes and/or Meal Credits.

$1,415 + tax

750 DINING DOLLARS Use at any dining location.

5% discount at register $750


Student athletes on a roster, please consult your coach on an athletic meal plan option. Visit for options and pricing.

Plans are billed through the cashier’s office each semester. While Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester, meals do not. Keep this in mind as you select your plan and monitor your usage throughout the semester to ensure you have the right one. Make changes for the fall semester by September 30 and spring semester by January 31.

Note: Meal plans and campus food transactions are subject to 7.25% NC Sales Tax. See meal plan contract for details.

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paying with your meal plan dining hall swipes DINING HALLS

Just one card swipe at our dining halls, and you can eat as much or as little as you like. No need to think about how much you are spending here! Enjoy a variety of entrées, sides, soups, salads, fruit, Howling Cow soft-serve ice cream, and dessert, all for one meal swipe.

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RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND DINING HALL PACK&GO Meal Credits enable you to use one of your meals toward a purchase at one of our restaurants or cafés. Meal Credits can also be used to purchase a Pack&Go dining hall take-out meal. Meal Credits vary by location and meal period. If you stay under the rate, you won’t owe anything more. If you choose to spend more, make up the difference with Dining Dollars or another form of accepted payment. Only one Meal Credit can be used per meal period, and there is a limit of two bottled beverages per Meal Credit transaction at restaurants and cafés.

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dining dollars ANY LOCATION

Dining Dollars are flexible funds that supplement your meal plan. Use Dining Dollars to: »» Cover the difference if you spend more than the allotted Meal Credit rate at a campus restaurant or café. »» Buy extra meals or snacks if a meal has already been used during a meal period or if you run out of weekly Meal Credits. »» Make purchases at our convenience stores and vending machines. All plans, except the Commuter/Apartment and Athletic Plans, come with 100 Dining Dollars, with the option to add an additional 100 or 200 when signing up. We will automatically enroll you for the same amount for the spring semester unless you alert us before January 31, 2019. Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester, and additional Dining Dollars can be purchased throughout the semester if you run out. While Dining Dollars are nonrefundable, they will remain active and be available for use on your Wolfpack One Card during your enrollment at NC State.

In addition to our meal plans, campus dining locations also accept All Campus, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 9 | meal plans

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locations Browse this section of the guide to see the many dining locations we have to offer. Remember, all locations accept some form of the meal plan. Just look for the icons to see the accepted forms of payment for each venue.

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dining halls Our three all-you-care-to-eat dining hall locations act as community hubs for students living on campus. With a single Dining Hall Swipe, you can eat as much or as little as you like, meet for group projects over a cone of Howling Cow, or hang out between classes with a cup of coffee in our new entertainment area at Fountain. We also host theme lunches and dinners throughout the year with special menus to keep your taste buds satisfied.

2016 Top College Dining Experiences


The Weekday, Everyday and Deluxe Plans come with an all-access pass to our dining halls. With these plans, you can come and go when you’re hungry and enjoy a full meal or light snack as often as you like throughout the semester.

Our culinary team provides you with an extensive selection of homestyle entrées and sides, a fresh salad and fruit bar, custom-made wraps, hot grill station, and more. Menus change daily and we offer weekly specials from made-to-order sauté dishes to global favorites. On the go? Try Pack&Go! Our dining hall take-out program allows you to fill a reusable, recyclable container with your favorite menu items and take it with you. There’s no rush to return the container; bring it back to us when you’re finished, and we’ll hand you a clean one or a token for your next take-out meal. Fountain Dining Hall | West Campus Clark Dining Hall | East Campus Case Dining Hall* | Central Campus

*Case Dining Hall is open for breakfast and lunch to the campus community. Dinner is reserved for the Student Athlete Meal.

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talley student union Talley Student Union has an exciting lineup of dining options for every palate. From classic American diner fare to sweet treats and global cuisine, there’s something fresh and delicious for everyone.

WHAT’S INSIDE Jason’s Deli | Fresh signature sandwiches, salads and wraps made from premium, natural ingredients. Red Sky Pizza Company | New York-style pizza baked in a fire-deck oven and served by the slice. Featuring house-made dough and fresh toppings, plus crisp salads and cannolis. Los Lobos Mexican Grill | Made-to-order tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos. House-made salsa and chips with a variety of fresh Mexican side dishes. Tuffy’s Diner | House-smoked BBQ, burgers and grilled chicken. Tuffy’s also serves waffles, breakfast sandwiches and sides. Talley Market | Howling Cow ice cream, Yates Mill Bakery, marketplace snacks, and grab-and-go meals. Items available to meet many dietary restrictions. More on page 17. One Earth World Cuisine | Enjoy dishes from around the world. Global bowls and wraps, freshly-rolled sushi, stir-fry dishes, and a create-your-own salad bar. Starbucks | A full-service Starbucks café serving its signature beverages, freshly-brewed coffees, pastries and sandwiches. Port City Java | One of six Port City Java locations at NC State offering locallyroasted coffee, sandwiches, smoothies, and baked goods. More on page 16.

2017 James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Winner

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1887 Bistro | A full-service restaurant serving signature salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts. Open for lunch and late-night service.

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atrium food court Located adjacent to the Brickyard on the lower level of D.H. Hill Library, this hot spot features a variety of options geared toward today’s college student. With early morning and nighttime hours, the Atrium is a go-to for a quick bite between classes or dinner with friends.*

WHAT’S INSIDE Chick-fil-A Express | The newly renovated Chick-fil-A is a favorite among students and designed to get you in-and-out between classes. Serving Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwiches, nuggets, breakfast items, waffle fries, salads — and new in 2018 — hand-spun milkshakes.

2012 NACUFS Best New Multi-Retail Concept Award

Brickyard Pizza and Pasta | Features house-made personal pizzas, flatbread sandwiches, calzones, and a rotating menu of tasty pasta dishes. Zen Blossom | Serves freshly-rolled sushi, egg rolls and a variety of chef-inspired stir-fry creations. Delirious Wraps and Salads | Choose from a selection of delicious salads and wraps, or customize your own with a variety of toppings and dressings. Wolfpack-to-Go | A healthy selection of grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, wraps, parfaits, and snacks made fresh daily. Smoothie U | Located next to the Atrium Food Court, Smoothie U creates a variety of made-to-order yogurt- and juice-based smoothies. Our new Sambazon smoothies and açaí bowls with assorted toppings are a must-try.

*Closed for dinner Friday–Sunday.

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on the oval culinary creations

On the Oval Culinary Creations — located across from Hunt Library on Centennial Campus — is the gathering spot to relax and refuel from sunrise to sundown. On the Oval features four micro restaurants plus a café for early morning and latenight service. Together they offer a variety of options to suit your palate, including low fat, gluten friendly, vegan and vegetarian. On the Oval is designed for everyone: faculty, staff, students, corporate partners, and campus visitors.

WHAT’S INSIDE Cold Fusion Salads and Deli | Sandwiches and wraps made with fresh breads, choice meats and cheeses. Look for specialty salads and soups, too. Fahrenheit Pizza and Entrées | Artisan pizzas and calzones baked in our fire-deck oven, plus a rotating selection of homestyle entrées, meats and complementary side dishes. Flashpoint Global | Authentic global cuisine featuring made-to-order stir-fry entrées customized with your favorite sauces, rice and side items. Newton’s Grill | Diner dishes and signature grill specials, including Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and tater tots. Gravity Café | A lineup of Oval favorites from salads to stir-fry, including a selection of vegan and vegetarian options. Features a separate seating area that keeps the café open for early morning, late-night and weekend service.

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cafés + specialty shops To complement our dining halls and restaurants, we offer a mix of cafés and specialty shops to provide variety at every turn. Port City Java | Six locations across campus featuring locally-roasted coffee, fruit smoothies, baked goods, sandwiches, and wraps. Talley Student Union | Park Shops | Nelson Hall Textiles | Engineering Building II | Terry Center Hill of Beans | Iced and hot coffee drinks, smoothies, wraps and baked goods. D.H. Hill Library Creamery | Howling Cow ice cream bar serving hand-dipped scoops, shakes and sundaes. D.H. Hill Library Smoothie U | Made-to-order yogurt- and fruit-based smoothies. Serving Sambazon nutrient-rich smoothies and açaí bowls with assorted toppings. Atrium Food Court Starbucks | A full-service Starbucks café serving its signature beverages, freshly-brewed coffees, pastries, and sandwiches. Talley Student Union Common Grounds | Howling Cow ice cream scoops and shakes, coffee drinks, baked goods, and a mix of grab-and-go sandwiches and wraps. Hunt Library McKimmon Corner Café | Proudly brewed Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. Jane S. McKimmon Center

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convenience stores Our six convenience stores — or C-Stores for short — are here when you need something quick, including fresh sandwiches and wraps, snacks, drinks, heat-and-eat meals, and more. We also carry grocery staples like bread and milk, as well as other necessities like shampoo, toothpaste and laundry detergent. Talley Market | Honors Village | D-Café Bragaw | Shuttle Inn | Wolf Village

2014 Best in the Business Campus C-Store Award

yates mill bakery Yates Mill Bakery, located in Talley Market, offers a variety of sweet treats made fresh daily by our award-winning pastry chef. Check out our cheesecake and cupcake of the month, with flavors including salted caramel, Oreo, red velvet and even chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum! Talley Market

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health + wellness We place a special emphasis on fresh foods and wellness to help you pursue a healthier lifestyle that can be embraced long after your time at NC State. This includes nutrition education, offering healthy food choices, providing effective and informative food labeling, and encouraging wellness activities. Our award-winning and nationally recognized dietitian and nutrition team are here to make sure you have a fresh and healthy experience when you eat with the Pack. Receive nutrition updates, health and wellness tips, recipes, prizes, and more by following @WellFedWolfpack on Instagram and Twitter. Top 26 Healthiest Colleges in the US - 2016 Top 10 Gluten Free Accommodating Colleges - 2016 First in the nation to complete Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative - 2015 Top 15 Healthiest Non-Commercial Food Service - 2014


NC State Dining has joined The Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, a national initiative promoting healthy and sustainable menus. Each month, we will focus on one of the 24 Menus of Change principles in an effort to promote positive life-long food choices to the campus community. These principles include, reducing sugary beverages, cutting the salt, thinking produce first, and choosing healthier oils, to name a few. Visit to learn more about this initiative.


In 2015, NC State became the first institution in the nation to complete the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative by implementing all 23 guidelines in less than a year and solidifying NC State’s commitment to student nutrition and wellness.

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special dietary needs A growing number of students have special dietary needs, such as allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences. Our team is dedicated to meeting those nutritional needs by providing nutrition resources, education and awareness across campus.


NC State Dining is recognized nationally for our work to ensure students with food allergies and intolerances can confidently dine on campus. We mark the eight major food allergens (gluten/wheat, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy) in all of our dining locations. If you have food allergies or intolerances, be sure to view the Food Allergy Guide at, connect with the Safe Eats Allergy Support Group at, and schedule a free consultation with our registered dietitian, Lisa Eberhart, at 919.513.5310 or




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We offer a wide array of tasty vegan and vegetarian options during every meal at the dining halls and at many of the campus restaurants. These options are marked with a vegan or vegetarian icon.


For students with a pork-free or Halal diet, we have identified recipes that contain any pork products and mark them with the pink pork icon. We also have special red handle pans at the dining halls we use for non-pork products to avoid cross contamination.

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Choosing healthy food on campus is easier than ever. Look for the Wolf Approved paw print icon across campus to help you identify healthy menu items and snacks.

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Many of us want to make healthy food choices but are easily derailed by selections that are appetizing, yet not nutritionally balanced to eat on a regular basis. The Dietitian’s Dish offers a solution to those who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. Look for the Dietitian’s Dish at our dining hall locations or online at


Dining halls and many restaurants on campus provide nutrition kiosks. Here you can find calories, ingredient lists, sort current menus by specific allergens, and easily find vegan and vegetarian options.


The On Campus App is your guide to life on campus and also includes the hours of operation, menus and nutrition information for our NC State Dining locations. It’s a mustdownload as soon as you arrive on campus.


Most of our menu items can be found on the database, allowing students to track their food intake and activity on a daily basis to become more knowledgeable about the foods they eat.

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sustainability NC State Sustainable Workplace Award - 2016 NACUFS Sustainability Outreach and Education Award - 2014 Environmental Award for Pioneering Efforts - 2013

NC State Dining is proud to be a contributing partner in the university’s overall sustainability goal to conserve energy, use resources wisely and reduce our carbon footprint. Check out a few of the ways we work to make going green part of being red.


We began a composting initiative at our dining halls in August 2010 and at One Earth in Talley Student Union in 2014. The initiative became a reality when an audit by Waste Reduction and Recycling found that 70 percent of waste generated by Fountain Dining Hall was compostable. In 2017, Talley Student Union collected 64.98 tons of compost and in January 2018, compostable cups, lids and straws were implemented at Talley and On the Oval. The composting initiative has assisted with NC State’s sustainability goal to decrease waste from landfills.


We work with GreaseCycle to collect and upcycle oil waste from our dining locations (7,413 gallons in 2017). The organic waste is converted into biodiesel fuel and composting soil. Not only is the oil being put to good use, but it is collected at no cost to us, saving thousands of dollars each year.


Our dining hall take-out program, Pack&Go, features a reusable, recyclable take-out container. Since March 2009, this program has diverted more than 175,000 styrofoam to-go containers from the landfill.

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AGROECOLOGY EDUCATION FARM This on-campus farm provides hands-on education regarding sustainable agriculture to students, staff, faculty, and the community. One of the Agroecology Farm’s main goals is to produce fresh and healthy food items to be served at on-campus dining locations, extending sustainable agriculture education back to campus.

Through our partnership with the farm, NC State Dining has provided funding for a new post-harvest facility, as well as a hoop house, which extends the growing season and provides nearly year-round vegetable production. In 2017, the six-acre site produced 9,027 pounds of crops for the dining program. For more information and to see what’s growing on the farm, visit


We have created several partnerships with student organizations and professors across campus, including the NC State Sustainability Stewards, Zero Waste Wolves and the NC State Aquaculture Program, to assist and align our sustainability goals. Through a partnership with the Office of Sustainability, NC State Dining began reducing plastic waste by eliminating single-use plastic bags at the Atrium Food Court and C-Stores on campus. Reusable bags are now available for purchase at these locations, diverting over 294,000 plastic bags from the landfill in 2017 alone.


This program connects NC State Dining with North Carolina growers, manufacturers, processors, and producers to increase our ability to purchase locally and highlight the wealth of products grown and produced in our state. It also gives us an opportunity to share stories of NC State alumni working for these companies and how their work positively impacts our efforts to provide the best food possible for our students, faculty and staff.

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work with us Discover the benefits of working with NC State Dining and Rave! Events, and enjoy competitive wages, flexible schedules and convenient work locations. We have front-of-the-house positions that are customer service oriented and include catering wait staff, bus staff, cashiers, baristas, retail restaurant staff, dining hall line servers and convenience store clerks. Other positions include clerical staff, salad prep, dish room attendants, stockroom helpers and cooks. We offer flexibility in scheduling students for 2, 4, 6, and 8-hour shifts, and can offer 10-hour shifts on the weekends. NC State Dining is accommodating to your school needs and is able to plan your work schedule around your class schedule. Our wages are competitive with other food service jobs in the area. We offer a system of pay increases for student employees based upon longevity and work performance. You can even advance into student supervisory positions. Work with us and gain the valuable work experience that is so important to future employers. To apply, visit

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your meal plan checklist □□ Determine which plan works best for you. All first-entry students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. □□ Register online or by mail before you arrive to campus in the fall. □□ Make any adjustments to your meal plan by September 30. □□ E-mail our dietitian to discuss any nutrition questions. □□ Follow us!

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2018-2019 Dining Meal Plan Guide  

Your guide to our award-winning NC State Dining program, including meal plan options, location information, nutrition, sustainability and jo...

2018-2019 Dining Meal Plan Guide  

Your guide to our award-winning NC State Dining program, including meal plan options, location information, nutrition, sustainability and jo...