The Marketplace is our multi-station dining operation in Eisenhower Hall, featuring:
- A traditional grill for burgers (veggie too!), chicken fingers and breakfast sandwiches
- Pizza by the slice
- A build-your-own salad bar
- Fresh deli sandwiches, fruit / yogurt bar, and desserts
- also see our Convenience store selections
Additionally, Scarlet & Gray Café, in the Ovalwood Hall specializes in:
- Locally produced Crimson Cup hot & cold coffee beverages
- Grab and go sandwiches and Salads
- A variety pastries and bagels
Our normal operating hours are:
Marketplace - Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
Scarlet & Gray Café - Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
*Hours of operation vary at the beginning and ending of semesters as well as on Holidays. These will be changes posted at the operations.
To help you learn about our plans and make the best decision for your tastes and preferences, we offer this easy-to-use six step process. All along the way, feel free to contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on any of the elements below for more detailed information.
The 6-Step Process
1. Review Plan Components
Dining Dollars are yours to use at any Student Life Dining Services location. They are included in every dining plan to give you additional flexibility to eat what and where you want. You’ll get a discount on all your food purchases using Dining Dollars. They roll over every semester as long as you are enrolled.
BuckID Cash can be used at hundreds of merchants that accept BuckID both on and off campus and is not restricted to food purchases.
You can use your dining plan on any Ohio State campus. Operations hours are posted at each location, but *Mansfield locations are closed on weekends, University Holidays, and when there are no classes scheduled.
*Scarlet & Gray Cafe:
The Scarlet & Gray Café, located on the first floor of Ovalwood Hall, specializes in gourmet hot and cold coffee beverages, fruit smoothies and a variety of snack foods and grab-n-go items.
*The Marketplace at Eisenhower:
The Marketplace at Eisenhower serves a wide variety of items, including burgers, chicken fingers, pizza, fresh deli-sandwiches, salads, fruit bowls, and breakfast items.
Included marketplace, café and fast casual operations at locations. You can get made to order menu items, sandwiches, salads, create your own bowls, unique sides, pizza, sweet treats and coffee.
Convenient mini-markets with a range of pre-packaged items, candy, ice-cream, vitamin drinks, soft drinks and more.
Three locations located on Columbus campus. Here you can enjoy all-you-care-to-eat with a wide range of options.
2. Look over the Plans
Available only to students who live on one of the regional campuses or off-campus, this plan provides flexibility for students to manage their spending over the semester.
You receive $284 Dining Dollars, which can be used to get a 35% discount on all food purchases at retail locations on campus and a 10% discount at C-Stores. Dining Dollars roll over as long as you are enrolled. In addition, you can add BuckID Cash as you wish.
Available only to students who live on one of the regional campuses or off-campus, this dining plan appeals to students who choose to eat multiple meals while on campus. this plan provides flexibility for students to manage their spending over the semester.
You receive $555 Dining Dollars, which can be used to get a 35% discount on all food purchases at retail locations on campus and a 10% discount at C-Stores. Dining Dollars roll over as long as you are enrolled. In addition, you can add BuckID Cash as you wish.
3. Compare Plans
|Component||Carmen 1||Carmen 2|
|BuckID Cash||Option to add||Option to add|
|Price per Semester||$437||$854|
*Rates listed are 2019-2020
4. Things to Consider
Here are a few things to consider before deciding which Dining Plan may be the perfect fit for you.
- How many times do you like to eat a day?
- How often will you be on campus for meals?
You can add Dining Dollars to your plan with no additional fees.
Dining plans are required for students living in university housing.
5. Still have questions?
See the FAQ's on this site for answers to some additional questions you may have about our Dining Plans.
6. Pick a Plan
If living in university housing, you will select your plan when you complete your housing contract.
If living off campus call Student Life University Housing at (614) 292-8266.
Which dining plan should I choose?
You should choose the dining plan that best matches how you prefer to eat.
Can I change my mind?
Yes. You can change your plan through the second Friday after classes start each semester. You can also change your plan from semester to semester. You can make changes online or contact Student Life University Housing at 614-292-8266.
What are Dining Dollars?
Dining Dollars are yours to use at any Student Life Dining Services location. They are included in every dining plan to give you additional flexibility to eat what and where you want. You’ll receive a 35% discount for all food purchases at all campus retail locations and a 10% discount at campus C-Stores. Your Dining Dollars roll over every semester as long as you are enrolled.
What is the difference between BuckID Cash and Dining Dollars?
Dining Dollars are just for purchases at any Student Life Dining Services location. BuckID Cash can be used at any of the on or off campus merchants that accept BuckID.
Where can I eat using the dining plans?
You can eat almost anywhere on any campus. Dining Dollars are accepted at any of our more than 30 Student Life Dining Services locations across all campuses.
Do Dining Dollars roll over?
Yes. You can keep your Dining Dollars while you are enrolled.
Will I be able to use BuckID Cash at the dining locations on campus?
Yes, our dining plan model was developed to provide maximum flexibility, so BuckID Cash is accepted at all dining locations.
Can I use multiple forms of payment for my meals?
Yes, our dining plans were developed to help students make the most economical choices, so you will be able to use any combination of forms of payment at each transaction.
How do I add money to my Dining Dollars?
You may add Dining Dollars during the semester you have purchased a plan by contacting Student Life University Housing, visiting the Student Life Dining website or through your BuckID account. Dining Dollars can be used at all Student Life Dining locations.
What is an administrative fee?
Embedded in each of our plans is an administrative fee that helps cover non-food expenses needed to operate the dining operation including supplies, maintenance, utilities and staffing.
What happens if I find a transaction error in my account?
If you find an error on a transaction, contact Student Life Dining Services within three days so we can investigate the issue and make any corrections needed. You can contact us by visiting 450 Lincoln Tower, emailing email@example.com or calling 614-292-8380. When sending information in writing, please be sure to include the following information:
- Student’s name and university email address.
- Description of the transaction in question, and explain as clearly as possible the discrepancy.
- The dollar amount of the transaction.
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to visit dining.osu.edu or contact them at 614-292-8380.