Dining will be an important part of your NIU experience, so we want to make it pleasurable and easy to manage. We'll help you optimize your overall experience, guide you in your meal plan selection, and offer convenient places to eat both on and off campus. We'll even help you make informed meal planning decisions by providing nutritional and allergen information for the food we serve in our All You Care to Eat dining centers. Remember those convenient places to eat? Let us show you what those places are, where they are, and if Dining Dollars and Huskie Bucks are welcome!

That's not all! From residential dining centers, to retail, and even catering, Campus Dining Services manages it all. So whether you're looking for a snack, meal, or employment opportunity, we're here to serve you.

University Closure Announcement

Due to inclement weather, Northern Illinois University will be closed Monday, November 26, 2018.
Campus Dining Services will remain open with limited hours at Neptune and New Hall dining. All other operations will remain closed.

Neptune Dining will be open from 9:30 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
New Hall Dining will be open from 9:30 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

Latest News

End of Spring 2021 Semester

  • The spring 2021 semester ends Friday, April 30, 2021.
  • All resident and off-campus student meal plans expire at the end of last day of the semester.
  • All unused meals and Dining Dollars associated will be forfeited; meal plans will not rollover to the next academic year.
  • Hours for the last day of the spring 2021 semester:
    • Neptune and New Hall Dining will close at 2 p.m.
    • Stevenson Retail Dining will close at 2 p.m.
    • Starbucks will close at 4 p.m.
    • The Grill at Huskie Den will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels will close for the semester Thursday, April 29, 2021.
    • QDOBA Mexican Eats will close for the semester Friday, April 23, 2021.
    • The Depot C-Store will close for the semester Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  • Utilize the Where to Eat webpage for up-to-date hours of operation for all Campus Dining locations.

Order Pick-up with GrubHub

  • Campus Dining Services has partnered with GrubHub!
  • Available at Starbucks, QDOBA Mexican Eats, Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Grill at Huskie Den.
  • Add your OneCard to your GrubHub account and use Dining Dollars and Huskie Bucks.
  • Start using GrubHub today!

Meal Plans

  • Residential Student meal plans reset each calendar week. Reset occurs 12:00 am Sunday morning. Plans expire at the end of the semester.
  • Off-Campus Student meal plans expire at the end of the semester.
  • All meal plans for the Spring semester offer meal swipes in Residential Dining, meal exchange swipes in retail (excluding Starbucks), and Dining Dollars to be used at all Campus Dining locations.
  • All meal plans have a daily limit of 5 meal swipes, regardless of location or meal type.

Meal Exchange

Dining Dollars vs. Huskie Bucks

Security Measures for Residence Halls

Residence Halls remain closed to non-residents in an effort to Protect the Pack.

Access is granted if you live there OR dining operations are open and you have a meal plan.

Check Your Balance

Wondering how many meals you have left today, this week, this semester?

You can use eAccounts to view your current meal plan balance, Dining Dollars balance, even Huskie Bucks balance.

Check your meal plan balance


Optionally use the web based system above, or you can use the Transact eAccounts mobile app.