Eat at State News

Combo-X-Change options at Starbucks

As we prepare for fall semester 2021, our Culinary Services (CS) team is excited to share planned enhancements to create a more seamless experience. In addition to incorporating new locations, we are building upon the popular options we introduced in the past year.

OCAT handing out Thanksgiving meals

When Michigan State University (MSU) transitioned to virtual courses in the spring of 2020, the Culinary Services (CS) team had reached the final stage of acquiring the remaining product needed to close out the semester. Acting quickly and remaining diligent, MSU Food Stores and partners across the department collaborated to reduce inventory from $1.8 million to around $750,000.

Campus building with spring flowers

Dining hours for spring semester finals week, graduation and summer are available at the links below.

Brody Square will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. The Edge at Akers and South Pointe at Case will close at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. For the summer, Holden Dining Hall will be open beginning Monday, May 3. For complete details, please see the resources below.

Retail services executive chef Kari Magee
Retail services executive chef Kari Magee competed in an American Culinary Federation event in March, earning a gold medal for her fully vegan dish.
Chicken shawarma grain bowl

Residents observing Ramadan from April 12 through May 12, 2021, will have options available in residential dining halls. This includes Halal protein options for dinner as well as vegan and vegetarian selections for breakfast and lunch.

Mediterranean farro salad

Each year, Whole Grain Sampling Day is recognized on March 31 to celebrate the flavors and health benefits of whole grains. For 2021, we are offering a variety of whole grains in locations to provide the campus community with an opportunity to sample different types of grains and learn more about them.

Kosher cuisine sign

MSU Culinary Services will be serving Kosher meals for Passover during lunch and dinner from sundown on Saturday, March 27 through the evening of Sunday, April 4 at South Pointe at Case. The meals will be served during lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-8 p.m., while quantities last.

Chicken tender meal

Mobile ordering is now available at MSU Union Food Court! Eat at State partners with Transact Mobile Ordering to offer this unique option for the campus community.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, the food court will offer advanced ordering for pick up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. MSU Union Food Court is closed on weekends.

South Pointe at Case

We’d like to thank you for your cooperation during this period of enhanced physical distancing. We recognize this has not been easy, and it certainly has not been fun, but it was necessary. Though we are beginning to see a slight reduction in positivity rates within the on-campus community, we have not met a level deemed safe to fully lift the enhanced directive. As a result, we will take a phased approach to lifting the directive.

Our Table panelists
On Friday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., join MSU AgBioResearch for a virtual Our Table discussion. Panelists, including Corporate Executive Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski, will examine how climate change is shifting diets by changing weather patterns and temperatures, and prompting new innovations in agriculture.