Eat at State News

Campus in the Winter

Dining hours for winter break and spring semester are available on our Dining Hours page. In addition, you can find quick links to the PDF documents below.

Culinary Throwdown 2018

Before the MSU and University of Michigan (U-M) football teams faced off in Spartan Stadium, chefs representing each school went head-to-head in a timed cooking challenge.

The Edge at Akers

Every year since 2012, The Daily Meal has ranked the top colleges for food in America, using criteria including on-campus and off-campus dining options, accessibility, health and sustainability, special dining programs, and additional ‘X’ factors.

Chef Kurt with MCCA Chef of the Year Award

MSU Corporate Executive Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski was honored with the Chef of the Year Award from the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MCCA) on Oct. 1, 2018. The recognition was presented at their Annual Awards Gala at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon.

Gwen's Bagels from MSU Bakers

This October marks the 10th anniversary of Gwen’s Bagels, an initiative started by MSU Bakers to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The on-campus bakery at Michigan State University has sold more than 51,000 of these pink vegetarian bagels since introducing the program.

Clean Plates at State

Clean Plates at State helps put environmental sustainability into perspective for campus diners, encouraging them to take simple steps to avoid wasting food.

Campus Cuisine

On-campus dining plans begin with breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 25. Combo-X-Change for students living on campus also starts on this date. This year, students living on receive one additional combo, or six total, and use has been extended into the weekend. Enjoy one Combo-X-Change per day six out of seven days of the week! Read more here.

Students Dining at Sparty's

After a comprehensive review of customer counts spanning over several years, MSU Culinary Services will transition residential dining halls and the MSU Union Food Court to a new late-night dining structure beginning fall semester 2018.

Sparty's Market

Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services (CS) has been awarded silver in the retail sales marketplace category and bronze in the residential dining special event category from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The recognitions honor Sparty’s Market and the Beauty and the Beast Dinner held at Hubbard Hall in October 2017.

Diners in Heritage Commons at Landon

In August 2018, changes will go into effect that impact off-campus dining plans and guest meal tickets, MSU department meal cards and MSU department charges.