Our Programs

Our innovative programs encourage students to feed their minds and fuel their bodies with an integrated approach to wellness. We encourage students to become adventurous eaters, try new things, and become sustainability advocates. The Be Green, Be Healthy, Be Bold program provides educational materials for students on a variety of topics including healthy eating, sustainability, heart health, fitness, recycling, food origin, food waste, stress reduction and general nutrition.


We are passionate about providing you with a wide range of fresh options.
Mayes Dining Hall
Mayes Dining Hall
Lion’s Den
Lion’s Den
University Java (Spiva Library)
University Java (Spiva Library)

Meal Plans

23 Meal Plan

Includes 23 meals per week and $50 Dining Dollars.

15 Meal Plan

Includes 15 meals per week and $125 Dining Dollars.

10 Meal Plan

Includes 10 meals per week and $200 Dining Dollars.

5 Meal Plan

Includes 5 meals per week and $250 Dining Dollars.

Meal plans are based on meals per week. Meal plans include Dining Dollars, which can be used at the dining hall, Lion’s Den and Spiva Library Coffeeshop. Dining dollars are carried from first to second semester. Any remaining dining dollars are not refunded.

We also offer Lionsbucks (declining balance) for the MSSU one card. There is a 10% discount per every food service dollar deposited on the card. There is no limited balance requirement. Lionsbucks carry over from semester to semester and on to the next academic year.

Contact Us

Fresh Ideas provides excellence in food service management. We have personal pride in all we do through commitment, confidence and professionalism.

Questions, comments or suggestions?
Contact Jim Utterback, Director of Dining Services.

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