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Food Services

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Dining Services at SBU

"Food that you want, when and where you want it."

Southwest Baptist University is proud that Provider Contract Food Service (“Provider”), a company with fresh, regional cuisine and globally inspired menus, provides our campus community with quality food service options. Provider manages the on-campus food service program for residential students and commuters as well as campus catering services.

Provider is ranked No. 5 "Best College Food in the Nation," acording to Niche and the No. 1 contractor-operated program in the nation. SBU is excited to partner with Provider to bring the best possible dining experience to our students!

At the main dining facility, The Marketplace, we offer all-you-can-eat meals and feature a full salad bar. Careful attention is given to food quality and nutrition.

Students can also use their meal swipes for quick snacks or meals at the Deli-Craft, Coffee Craft and Shake Smart. For quick convenience items, check out the Corner Market coming later in Fall 2022!

Dining Services Hours & Prices

Meal Plans

Meal Swipe Combos are available at all dining locations. Meal Swipes can be used to gain entry to The Marketplace and to obtain a Meal Swipe Combo in Deli-Craft & Craft Coffee, Shake Smart and Corner Market. Students may now swipe up to five times a day during the week and three times a day on weekends.

Block Meal Plans

Block plans provide maximum flexibility to get meals across campus anytime throughout the day to meet busy changing schedules. Meals do not reset weekly. Unredeemed meals expire at the end of the semester for which the plan is purchased.

Block plans also are available for commuter or off-campus students.

Traditional Meal Plans

Traditional Plans allow you to redeem a number of meals in a given week. Any unredeemed meals do not carry forward and expire at the end of each week.

Bearcat Bucks

Bearcat Bucks can be used for snacks and beverages in the Market, Shake Smart, or Deli-craft locations. Bearcat Bucks expire at the end of the semester for which the plan is purchased.

Making Changes to Your Meal Plan

Students, faculty and staff members who wish to change their meal plans may contact the Office of Residence Life in the Student Life Center in the Goodson Student Union from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, stop by or call the Student Life Center at (417) 328-1885.

Meal Plan Ordering Information

SBU students, faculty and staff members wishing to purchase, change or cancel a meal plan may do so by completing a Southwest Baptist University Meal Plan Application, available from the SBU Student Life Center or by downloading it from the MySBU portal. For more information about meal plan orders, please contact the Housing Office at (417) 328-1885.

Declining Cash Balance (DCB) Account Order Information

SBU students, faculty and staff members may purchase a declining cash balance (DCB) account by contacting the Food Service Management Office inside Mellers Dining Commons. Orders may be made in person or by phone at (417) 328-1542.

Special Dietary Needs

The Dining Services team is committed to working with individuals who have special dietary needs. Students, faculty and staff who have special dietary needs due to specific medical conditions (including food allergies, diabetes, Chron's disease, celiac disease, chronic kidney disease, high cholesterol, gout and others) are encouraged to contact Provider’s Dietary Coordinator, Cristilyn Wesner at

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