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Food Service-Dining

Village Cafe

The Department of Housing and Residential Education collaborates with University Food services, which operates the University’s food service facilities. The staff of the University Food Services works in each dining location to offer a variety of balanced and high quality meals to students. The goal of our Delaware State University food service program is to provide a variety of high quality and nutritious foods in a pleasant dining atmosphere. Menus include a wide selection of popular foods. There are several dining locations throughout the campus. Serving hours vary by location, with some options available from early morning until 10 p.m. each day. Being part of a residence hall community allows students to meet and interact with others while enjoying their meals in any of our dining locations. For more detailed information about our food service, please refer to the Dining Services Guide that is provided in your room, or visit Campus Dish at Delaware State.

Dining Facilities

Village Cafe

The Village Cafe is an all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurant serving a variety of grilled favorites, deli sandwiches, pizza and pasta and daily hot entrees and sides.

Village Cafe Information and menu

Grille Works at the MLK Jr. Student Center

Located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Grille Works offers a selection of fresh grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, turkey and veggie burgers, chicken tenders, french fries and more. Grille Works also offers a full breakfast menu.

Grille Works information

Chick-fil-A at the MLK Jr. Student Center

Chick-fil-A, is a quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States. Its products include delicious chicken sandwiches, salads, additional entrees, and side dishes.

Chick-fil-A information

P.O.D. at the Hub

Serving homestyle favorites including pulled pork, Kielbasa, smoked ham and chicken wings with sides of steamed vegetables, baked mac-n-cheese, sweet potato fries & corn bread. Every Thursday is Thanksgiving with turkey and all the fixings.

P.O.D. at the Hub information

How Meal Plans Work

DSU offers several different meal plans to accommodate each student’s needs. Meal plans are based within 7 days with 3 meals offered Monday thru Friday, and 2 meals on Saturday and Sunday - brunch (combination of both breakfast and lunch) and dinner. Flex dollars are added to a student’s DSU ID card with each meal plan.

Students living in traditional residence halls and University Village Apts. are required to sign up for one of the meal plans below. Students living in University Courtyard Apts. are not required to sign up for a meal plan.

  • 15-Meal Plan: A 15-meal plan offers 15 meals throughout a 7-day period (Sunday-Saturday), which means a student can eat any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner which totals up to 15 meals during this period.
  • 10-Meal Plan: A 10-meal plan offers 10 meals throughout a 7-day period (Sunday-Saturday), which means a student can eat any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner which totals up to 10 meals during this period.
  • All-Access 7 Meal Plan: The All-Access 7 Meal Plan provides the most freedom for dining. Eat what you want, when you want in a 7-day period.
  • Hornet Dollars (Commuters Only): All Access until the amount is used for the semester

How Flex Dollars Work

At the beginning of each semester, every student with a meal plan receives 100 flex dollars. These flex dollars are “loaded” onto a students DSU ID card, and can be used at all dining locations during all regular business hours. When items are purchased at the above locations, the student presents their DSU ID card and the cashier deducts the cost from their flex dollar account.  You may purchase additional flex dollars to be added to a student’s account.