Dining at WWU
Dining at Western is a campus wide experience supporting active healthy lifestyles, sustainability, social responsibility and community development. We understand the importance of a healthy diet, and we strive to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors through nutritious and satisfying fare.
To reach the Dining at WWU team, please visit Dine On Campus or text dining questions to 360-230-6866.
For important dining dates and deadlines, visit Housing Calendar.
Dine On Campus
Whether you are looking for a place to eat, curious about health and wellness, or in search of a job with Dining Services, Dine On Campus has you covered.
Dining Dollars are included in all on-campus meal plans. Loaded onto a student’s Western card, Dining Dollars work like a debit card at dining and retail markets. Unused Dining Dollars roll over quarter to quarter, but will expire at the end of Spring quarter.
Students do not need a meal plan to utilize Viking Dollars. Viking Dollars do not expire and work like a debit card at dining and retail markets. Students can add Viking Dollars to their Western card throughout the quarter online or at cashier stations on campus.
Check Balance and Add Funds
Dining Dollars and Viking Dollars are loaded onto your Western card. To check your balance and add more funds, use Transact eAccounts.
Meal plans are required for students living in residence halls and optional for apartment living and off-campus boarders.
Change Your Required Meal Plan
You can make changes to your meal plan through Meal Manager in MyHousing Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please note: The deadline to reduce your meal plan is 4:30 p.m. the second Friday after of each quarter. You can increase your meal plan at any point during the quarter.
Residential Dining Commons
Your meal plan gives you access to any of the three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls across campus. Try a location across campus, or eat at the commons closest to your home.
- Food Hall at Viking Commons (North Campus)
- The Eatery at Ridgeway Commons (The Ridge)
- Planet Eats at Fairhaven Commons (South Campus)
Note: you don't have to be a resident to enjoy our dining commons!
Campus Cafés and Markets
Choose from a full range of retail dining locations to suit your taste, budget and schedule. All cafés and markets on campus accept Dining Dollars, Viking Dollars and credit cards.
Please note: our dining locations do not accept cash, but there is a Reverse ATM outside of Viking Union Market to exchange cash onto a Visa card (can be used both on and off campus).