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Meal Plan 101: Your Guide to Dining on Campus

Because all residents are required to have a meal plan, Housing and Residential Life works closely with Warrior Eats Dining Services to ensure that our residents have the best possible dining experience.

Use this page as your guide to dining on campus and how to use your meal plan at all of the open locations!

For more information and What's On The Menu, visit the Warrior Eats website

All meal plans are loaded onto your Warrior ID cards and function as a declining balance “debit card.” You can use your meal plan at any open dining location on campus, including Starbucks, whether it be for a coffee, a full meal, a meal for a friend, or household items at The Market Convenience Store!

Meal plans are active starting on Move-In Day. You’ll receive half of your funds for the fall semester and the other half for the spring semester.

  • At the end of the fall semester (December), any unused meal plan money will roll over in full to the spring semester.
  • At the end of the spring semester (May), meal plan funds cannot be cashed out, so be sure to use it or you’ll lose it!
  • If a resident lives on campus during the spring semester and decides to live on campus the following fall semester, 10% of remaining spring meal plan funds will roll over to the fall semester. For example: Titus lives on campus Spring 2022 and has $100 of unused meal plan funds on his card when he moves out in May, but he is moving back to student housing for Fall 2022. Titus will receive $10 more on his Fall 2022 meal plan because of that 10% rollover.

Students, family, or friends can recharge a meal plan balance by visiting the Dine on Campus website.

Housing residents can use their meal plan at any dining venue on campus, whether they want a coffee from the Village Cafe counter or a full meal from Main Dining. 

Have a question or comment about your dining experience? Do you have a suggestion, or did you absolutely love a meal and want to tell us about it? You can directly text the Warrior Eats leadership team at 209-841-0772.

The Village Cafe
Located in The Village, Near Village III
Open For: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
7 Days/Week
Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Whether it's a Starbucks coffee on the go or a full breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Village Cafe has you covered! Use your Boost mobile ordering app to place your order in advance and pick it up at the counter! The Village Cafe menu also offers vegetarian options for every meal and can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and restrictive diets as well as allergy concerns. Please contact Charles Pereira for more information about special diets and menus. 

The MicroMarket Convenience Store
Located in The Village Cafe 
Currently Open Same Hours as The Village Cafe
At The MicroMarket, you can find a great selection of convenient options such as snacks, beverages, toiletries, and household items, as well as a variety of On-The-Go sandwiches, salads, and parfaits.

Located in Student Center
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday

How else can we describe it besides... a full-service Starbucks? #StanBucks

The Market Convenience Store
Located in the Student Center
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

The perfect destination to stock up on study snacks or grab a quick bite. At The Market C-Store, you can find a great selection of snacks, beverages, toiletries, and household items, such as garbage bags, dish soap, and even laundry detergent. 

The Canteen
Located in the Library
Temporarily Closed - will open with the library later this semester!
We are still waiting for full details about this brand new dining location.

Main Dining
Located Near the Quad
Not sure what meal you're in the mood for? Stop by the Main Dining for a variety of options including a sandwich shop, pizza palace, taco and burrito bar, salad counter, Mediterranean bistro, Asian cuisine, and more! 

Warrior Grill
Located Near the Quad and Student Center 
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

The Warrior Grill is your new favorite hangout! Enjoy wood-fired pizzas and a wide range of appetizers alongside your classic grilled favorites. They even have beer on tap!

Stan's Choice
Located Near DBH and the Library
Every semester offers a new menu, voted on by students, at Stan's Choice! Last semester featured The Melt Lab grilled cheese bar.

MSR Coffee Cafe
Located in MSR building, next to the Cashier's Office
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Need a morning pick-me-up before class? Swing by the coffee cart for a Starbucks beverage or on-the-go pastry or food item. Use your Boost mobile ordering app to place your order in advance and pick up at the counter!

Naraghi Cafe
Located in Naraghi
Grab a sandwich, wrap, house-made Sushi, or freshly baked pastries at the Naraghi Cafe! Also serving Starbucks Coffee.

Shake Smart
Located in Student Center
Shake Smart is your one-stop destination for post-gym fuel, offering freshly blended protein shakes organic acai bowls and all-natural sandwiches.

Your Warrior Card is your key to:

  • Identification on Campus – In addition to your photo, your Card has your unique ID number printed and encoded on the magnetic stripe.
  • Meal Plans - Funds are loaded onto your Warrior ID card: half in the fall and half in the spring. 
  • Library Services – Check out library materials and access other resources and services.
  • Enrollment Services – Your Card will be swiped to access your student records.
  • Campus Recreation Pass – Access privileges into the SRC and Intramurals.
  • And more!

Your Warrior Card is THE most important card that you will have at Stan State; it's vital for accessing services. Please protect your card and carry it with you at all times.

Students do not have to pay for their first Warrior Card.  

  • Students may request a first-time Warrior Card by submitting their passport-style color photo to the Warrior Card Online Photo Submission tool
  • Complete step-by-step instructions are provided for submitting your image and verifying documentation. Your information is safe, secure, and encrypted.  
  • Once your photo is submitted you will be notified if your photo was approved or denied, with instructions on how to resubmit if needed. 

We recommend submitting your photo at least one week prior to moving in. Your Warrior Card will be delivered to the Housing Office, not mailed, and will be included in your move-in packet should you follow the above steps. Remember, you need your Warrior Card to access your meal plan! 

Returning residents: if your Warrior Card is lost or stolen, a replacement card may be requested by contacting If a new photo is required it can be uploaded using the Warrior Card Online Photo Submission tool. Replacement cards may be subject to a fee of $5.00. 

To check your transaction history, view your balance, or add funds to your card, visit the Warrior Card website


Updated: December 14, 2021