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Meal Plans & Campus Dining

Dining at SVSU offers a wide array of options with a range of hours to fit almost any schedule and any gathering of friends. The largest dining facility on campus is the Marketplace at Doan, an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant featuring eight stations ranging from a Mongolian grill and salad bar to a bakery and pizza station. The Marketplace at Doan accepts cash and credit cards, however, using a meal plan is the most economical and efficient way to dine there. All freshmen living on campus must have a meal plan, and all students are welcome to purchase one.

Meal Plans Include Two Components

1 - Meals in the Marketplace at Doan

  • Meal swipes can only be used at the Marketplace at Doan and are available in either a weekly allotment or a semester block.
  • Swipes in a block plan (meals per semester) roll over from week to week and from fall to winter but must be spent in the winter semester. Swipes in a combination plan (weekly swipes) do not roll over week to week, rather, they reload on Sunday.
  • Meal Plan options are designed for both students living on campus, utilizing dining more regularly and those who choose to live off-campus but like the convenience of our eateries. Each time a student enters the Marketplace at Doan, one meal is deducted from their plan.

2 - Declining Balance (DB)

  • Declining Balance functions like a dining debit card and can be used at any on-campus retail locations, including Starbucks, Subway, Papa John’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Panda Express, Cardinal Cafe, and our two convenience stores. Declining Balance can also be used at the Marketplace at Doan.
  • Declining balance dollars (DBs) roll over week to week and from fall to winter semesters. DBs must be expended in the winter semester.

Campus Dining Holiday Hours

For planning purposes, Dining Services will be closed the following days for university closures/holidays.

Please note that all on-campus housing areas have cooking facilities.

Labor Day Monday (annually) Limited hours the days surrounding
Thanksgiving  Wednesday – Saturday (annually)  No open operations 
Finals Week (Fall semester)  Monday - Friday  Limited hours on Friday and operations close until Winter semester 
Winter Break    No open operations 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Monday (annually)  No open operations 
Mid-Semester Recess/Spring Break    No open operations 
Finals Week (Winter semester)  Monday - Friday  Limited hours on Friday and operations close until Fall semester 
Spring/Summer May – August (fall start term) Limited operations open; no meal plans

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starbucks on campus

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(989) 964-4252