Dining Services & Meal Plans

 

Locations & Hours

 Ames Dining Hall

McKendree University's all-you-can-eat dining option features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone's appetite. Selections include: fresh fruit, salads, freshly baked pizza and desserts, made-to-order deli choices, homemade soups, and delicious, hot, home-style entrees. All members of the McKendree community are welcome - cash, credit/debit, University meal swipes, and Flex and Munch Money are accepted.

Hours of Operation

          Monday - Friday     Saturday - Sunday  
  Breakfast 7:00AM - 10:00AM   Brunch 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  Lunch 11:00AM - 1:30PM          Dinner 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  Dinner 4:30PM - 7:00PM      

 

1828 Cafe

McKendree University's al a carte dining option offers a variety of hot food items along with salads, snacks, fountain & bottled beverages, ice cream, smoothies, and Starbucks, with specials every day. All members of the McKendree community are welcome - cash, credit/debit, University meal swipes, and Flex and Munch Money are accepted.

Hours of Operation

  Monday - Thursday   7:30AM - 10:00PM
  Friday   7:30AM - 6:00PM
        Saturday - Sunday        Closed

 

Meal Plan Options & Rates

Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Year 2019-2020 (coming soon)

 

Services

Meal Plan Change Request

Interested in a different meal plan? Students are permitted to change their plan until the posted date for each semester. If you'd like to make a change to your plan, use the Meal Plan Change Request form.

 

Munch Money

Students who are not on a meal plan, but want the convenience of using their McKendree ID for meals on campus, can add Munch Money to their account. Students must visit the Dining Services website to purchase Munch Money, and receive a 5-10% bonus on their purchase! Students on a meal plan may also purchase Munch Money. Your Flex will be used first and Munch Money can roll over to the next semester, though not the next academic year.

 

1828 Meal Exchange

Meal exchange is new this year at McKendree.  It only applies to those on a 15 meal plan and 19 meal plan.  Meal exchange effectively extends lunch to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 1828 Cafe.  If a student misses lunch or dinner on these days and is on the 15 meal plan or 19 meal plan, they can go to 1828 Cafe during the extended hours and use a "meal swipe" to order off the meal exchange menu.  Meal exchange begins after Ames closes, so lunch is 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and dinner is 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 


Sack Lunch To-Go 

Another option for students on any meal plan who find it difficult to get to Ames is the sack lunch.  They must go to 1828 Cafe at least a day in advance and fill out a sack lunch form.  They can request what time to pick it up during regular 1828 Cafe hours and use a "meal swipe."  They can set up reoccurring sack lunches throughout the semester if they always have a conflict on Wednesday for example.  

 

Dining Services Contact Information

Main Office: Ames Dining Hall

Phone: (618) 537-6985

Email: Chandler Morley, Director of Dining Services

ctmorley@mckendree.edu