Food On-Campus

First year students are required to take on either a 5 Day or 7 Day Unlimited meal plan if they choose to reside in on campus housing. University Housing assigns meal plans for first year students, but any classification on or off campus may purchase a separate meal plan through the Aramark Offices in KUC Room 202 or by emailing More information on the available plans can also be found on their website at

On-Campus food options can be found here, which include dining halls, convenience stores, food courts, and coffee shops. 

Nearby Community Grocery/ Convenience Store Options

  1. La Esquina Market – (1 mile from STU) 19 minute walk and 5 minute drive
  2. Walgreens – (1.4 miles from STU) 28 minute walk and 7 minute drive
  3. Kroger – (2.0 miles from STU) 39 minute walk and 5 minute drive

Emergency Food Options

If you find yourself in need of food in-between meals or to hold you over for a few days, as an enrolled student you also have access to our Student Food Pantry.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits are available to college students if they meet eligibility requirements, which can be found on the SNAP Benefits websiteMost college students must be working an average of 20 hours per week, enrolled in work-study, caring for young dependents, or receiving Families First. 

If you have a long term need for food assistance, please contact Outreach Coordinator for additional resources.