Dining Center Meal Plans

Meal Plans and Rates

K-State's on-campus food has once again landed in the Top 20 nationwide. The Princeton Review's " The Best 389 Colleges " has ranked K-State's campus food at No. 9 in its 2024 issue. It's pretty rare for campus meals to be made from scratch on location. The quality and convenience of Housing and Dining Services' dining centers make a meal plan smart for all K-Staters; not just on-campus residents. We offer meal plans for Jardine Apartments residents, off-campus students and K-State faculty and staff. You can eat at Derby or Kramer dining center, both of which are just a few minutes from either side of campus. Both locations are "all you care to eat," and offer a diverse selection of meal options to choose from daily.

Dining center hours and menus are available to be viewed at any time. We do not serve a Sunday dinner meal in the dining centers.

Summer Plans

Jardine residents and off-campus students have the option of eating in the dining centers during the summer intersession. Learn more . (PDF)


Faculty and Staff


2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Cash Meal Prices

You don't have to buy a meal plan to eat at our dining centers; anyone can purchase an all-you-care-to-eat meal for the cash meal price. Buying the plan, however, allows you to save on the per-meal cost.

Breakfast: $10
Lunch (Monday-Saturday): $13
Dinner (includes Sunday noon): $14
Special Event Dinners: $16

Summer Cash Meal Prices:
Breakfast: $8
Lunch: $10
Dinner: $11

It is a violation of the meal plan contract to take food out of the dining center unless using an On-the-Go reusable container program meal or a meal using the sick meal process. Additionally, per compliance with the Kansas Food Code, outside drink containers are not allowed to be filled in the dining center.

*All 2024-2025 rates are subject to approval by the Kansas Board of Regents.