Dining Plans

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, support staff or member of the community, dining on campus at MSU is convenient and affordable!

Student Dining Plans

Learn more about our on- and off-campus dining plans.

Faculty/Staff Dining Plans

Learn more about our faculty/staff dining plans

Public Dining

Please note residential dining halls will reopen to the general public on Friday, May 6. Until this date, you must have a valid MSU-issued ID card to enter.

Guests with a valid MSU ID can bring a guest who is paying the public rate. Additionally, students with a Gold or Platinum plan can use guest meal passes included with their dining plan. Lastly, faculty/staff and off-campus dining plan holders can continue to use meal accesses for guests.

We accept debit/credit cards and Spartan Cash. Please note that all-you-care-to-eat locations are cashless to provide a contactless experience. Public pricing is listed below.

  • Breakfast: $7.75 plus tax
  • Lunch or Dinner: $12 plus tax
  • Children (ages 2-9 years): $5.75 plus tax*
  • Grab & Go meal rate for Holden and Holmes Dining Halls: $7.75 plus tax

*Children under two years old eat free. To ensure that all guests enjoy their dining experience, adults bringing children are respectfully asked to closely supervise their young diners.


Group Dining and University Departments

If you are interested in group dining options, please contact University Conference Services at 517-353-9300 or conferences@rhs.msu.edu. Please note that you cannot bring outside food or beverages, including cakes/desserts, into our dining locations on campus.

MSU departments may purchase a meal card for business purposes as outlined in the MSU Manual of Business Procedures. Cards are intended for groups of 30 or less. Meal cards are non-refundable and non-returnable. If you lose/misplace your card, a $10 per card reprint fee will apply. Click here to access the meal card order form. Please save a copy of the form to your computer prior to filling it out.

University department meal tickets are available as a convenient means for groups to gain fast and easy entry into a campus dining facility. If you are hosting a small group with more than five members, you can purchase meal tickets. If you are purchasing five meals or less, there is no need to pre-order; you can complete a department charge at the door. Department meals cards, which are explained above, are suggested for frequent visits to the dining halls. Meal tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable. Click here to access the meal ticket order form for summer 2022. If you have tickets with an expiration date of May 1, 2020, they will be honored through May 6, 2022. Please save a copy of the form to your computer prior to filling it out. When placing an order, be sure you are using the current form linked to on this page, which reflects current pricing.

Meal tickets can now be utilized at retail locations that accept Combo-X-Change. One ticket is valid for one Combo-X-Change meal, which includes an entrée, side, and beverage. For more details about Combo-X-Change, please see our FAQs. If you encounter any issues with redemption, please contact us at 517-884-0660.