Dining Services

Wismer Center Dining Room 

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday

Open 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Continuous Service


Open 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Continuous Service


Open 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Continuous Service

Casual Meal Rates 

Guests are always welcome. Guests who are not on a valid meal plan are required to make a credit/debit card payment to the Cashier before entering the Dining Room.

Breakfast $11.00

Lunch / Brunch $14.00

Dinner $17.00

Alternatively, students with valid meal plans may pay for Guest Meals with Dining Dollars, “Bear Bucks”, or Guest Meals. Guests who pay with Bear Bucks are entitled to a 10% discount off the published rates at the point of sale.

Meal Plans 

All first-year students are automatically assigned the 320 Block Meal plan for their first academic year. Upper classmen are able to change their meal plan each semester before the last day of drop-add, via the Atrium site or the link provided from the Dining Services website: https://ursinusdining.sodexomyway.com/.

I.D. Cards 

Students are required to present their I.D. Card for all meals. This Policy will be strictly enforced in order to protect the Students’ meal plan balances.

Replacement I.D. Cards 

Replacement I.D. cards may be obtained at the Tech Support Help Desk, located in the basement of the Myrin Library between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to obtain a replacement I.D. Card, you must present some other form of photo I.D. with your signature on it. The cost of the replacement card is $10, which may be billed to your student account.

Commuting Students 

Commuting Students may purchase any of the available meal plans or set up a “Bear Bucks” account through the Business Office.

40 Block Plan 40 Meals and $120.00 in Dining Dollars

80 Block Plan 80 Meals and $200.00 in Dining Dollars

112 Block Plan 112 Meals and $280.00 in Dining Dollars

Dietary Needs 

The dining service is able to provide for most special dietary requirements. Contact the Dining Service Office for information. Refunds are not available because of missed meals or student abstinence from certain foods, except when illness necessitates a student’s absence from the campus over a continuous period exceeding four weeks, in which case a resident student is allowed a pro-rated refund.


Reservations for banquets and special food service must be made in writing and menu selection must be made two weeks in advance with the Catering Director. A Faculty Advisor of a student organization is required to make arrangements with the Dining Service Office for Catered Events. Contact Catering

Table Flyers 

Any flyers or announcements placed on dining room tables must have prior approval from the Student Activities Office before printing. All flyers must be printed with black ink on white paper and may be placed on the tables not more than 1/2 hour prior to the start of the meal. There is a limit of 3 flyers per table. All flyers will be removed after each meal. All flyers for Greek Organizations must be approved by Student Activities. All flyers for Residential Hall space must be approved by the Residence Life Office.

Dining Hall Regulations 

  • Students are required to present I.D. Cards for all meals. This Policy will be strictly enforced to protect the Students’ meal plan balances.
  • Everyone must carry dishes and tableware to the designated dish return area at the completion of the meal. Dining room property, such as dishes, trays, pitchers, silverware, kitchen equipment and furniture equipment, must not be removed from the dining room.
  • No food or beverages are to be removed from the dining hall. All food and beverages must be consumed in the dining hall. Unless you are using a To-Go option, at which point you may remove food in accordance to the To-Go policy, with the exception of one piece of fruit, or one ice cream cup or cone.
  • Neither smoking products nor alcoholic beverages are permitted in any dining facility.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in disciplinary action.

Zack’s Food Court

Zack’s is a food court located in the lower level of Wismer Center. Grilled sandwiches, subs, salads, baked goods, specialty coffees and frozen drinks, as well as a wide variety of grab & go items complete the menu offerings. The layout of the dining room is designed to encourage people to gather, relax and enjoy a meal together.

Summer Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed


Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed


Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Tres Habaneros

Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed

During the academic semester Zack’s Food Court will offer late service from 7 pm until 9:30 pm. One of the following concepts will be operating; The Grill, SubConnection, or Tres Habaneros. See the https://ursinusdining.sodexomyway.com/. For operating schedule.


Monday - Friday 8:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Sunday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

C-Store Smart Market

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday 2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The dining program allows students to choose between Zack’s Food Court, the Wismer Center Dining Hall or Natural during certain meal hours and days of the week. If students choose to eat in the Dining Hall, they will continue to enjoy the privilege of choosing to eat whatever they would like and as much as they would like. If students choose to dine in Zack’s Food Court or Natural, they will be given a Meal Credit allowance, which may be used to plan a personalized menu.

The intent of offering this flexibility is to provide a change of pace and a convenience for those times when a student’s schedule or athletic event doesn’t leave enough time to utilize the Dining Hall during regular hours. Zack’s Food Court and Natural are not intended to serve as a second board plan dining facility, but as a supplement to the primary dining experience in the Wismer Center Dining Hall.

Dining Dollars 

In addition to enjoying a Meal Credit in Zack’s Food Court and Natural, students gain even more flexibility by using Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars is a declining cash balance program, included with each meal plan, which allows students to purchase food from Zack’s Food Court, Natural or The Commons Cafe at any time during regular operating hours.

At the beginning of each semester, all meal plan participants will receive a set amount of Dining Dollars as part of their meal plans. These funds are meant to be used to pay for the price differential above the Meal Credit amount allowed in Zack’s Food Court or Natural. These funds work in conjunction with meals and are intended to allow for more variety and purchasing power.

At the time of purchase, the amount spent will be deducted from the cash balance on the meal card. The participant will be able to deposit additional funds onto the card in the form of a “Bear Bucks” Account at any time. These funds may also be used for guest meals.

Meal Credit allowances are not accepted at The Commons Café or Smart Market.

For more information please visit the website at https://ursinusdining.sodexomyway.com/.