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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.

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

Chick-fil-A, is a quick-service restaurant featuring delicious chicken sandwiches, salads, additional entrees, and side dishes.


Conrad is another residential dining location that’s serving you all day long. Come in and try creations from Daybreak, Dupont Deli, Melting Pot, Dover Dough Co., Fresh From the Hill, and the Classics at EIGHTEEN|91.


Perfect for foodies who love to try new and exciting dishes! The Auditions Collection will feature a rotating menu to always keep you on your toes. Also located inside Tubman Laws is Dunkin’ Donuts and our late night grab-and-go station, The Hive.

1891 MARKET at the MLK Jr. Student Center

The perfect place to stock up on everything you need, from a variety of snacks and drinks to personal items. 1891 Market is also home to, Craft It, our made-to-order deli featuring cold cuts, assorted cheeses, bakery fresh rolls and sliced breads, along with premium and classic salads.


1891 GRILL at the MLK Jr. Student Center


Feeling fiery? Then look no further than the 1891 Grill where you can get a of variety freshly grilled burgers, fries, and more!


THE MARKETPLACE at the Administrative Building

Created with your convince in mind, stop in The Marketplace to quickly get what you need. Located in the Claibourne D. Smith Administrative Building, the market features Starbucks roasted coffees and espresso drinks in addition to our simply-to-go products.

How Meal Plans Work

DSU Dining Services offer a variety of meal plans to accommodate every student! Meal plans are based on 7 days with 3 meals offered Monday thru Friday, and 2 meals on Saturday and Sunday, brunch and dinner. Flex dollars are added to a student’s DSU ID card with each meal plan and can be refilled at any time during the semester.

Students living in traditional residence halls and University Village Apartments are required to sign up for one of the meal plans below. 

Students living in University Courtyard Apartments are not required to sign up for a meal plan. However, living off-campus doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying all of our different dining options. DSU dining services offer modified meal plans to commuter students as well as faculty members and staff. For group rates please contact us.

On-Campus Meal Plans

  • 19 meals per week + $200 Flex Dollars/semester: This 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 19 meals during this period.
  • 200 block meals + $225 meals/semester: You have a total of 200 meal swipes or exchanges to use throughout the semester. 
  • 125 block meals + $150 meals/semester: You have a total of 125 meal swipes exchanges to use throughout the semester.

Off-Campus, Commuter, & Faculty Meal Plans

Students, faculty, and staff can choose from any of the meal plans available to on-campus students in addition to the plans listed below:

  • 75 block meals + $150 Flex Dollars/semester: You have a total of 75 meal swipes exchanges to use throughout the semester.
  • 50 block meals + 150 Flex Dollars/semester: You have a total of 50 meal swipes exchanges to use throughout the semester.
  • Hornet Dollars: 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.