Academic Programs Catalog

General Information, Policies, Procedures and Regulations

Housing and Dining

Eat At State

MSU provides dining options that support students’ active lifestyle. Silver, Gold and Platinum dining plans offer unlimited access to all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, plus 12 Combo-X-Change meals per week. Gold and Platinum also have varying levels of guest passes and Spartan Cash included.

Combo-X-Change (CX) is an additional meal swipe that dining plan holders can use for a meal on the go at participating locations. 

CX locations include Sparty’s mini-markets, Sparty’s Market, The Workshop at STEM, Starbucks, Strange Matter at MSU Union, Panera Bread at Minskoff Pavilion, all venues at the International Center food court, State Room Restaurant in the Kellogg Center for lunch, as well as mobile ordering and grab and go locations.

Wherever you dine on campus, your health and safety are our top priority. Each campus neighborhood has an executive chef overseeing the creation of daily menus, including selections to support ovo-lacto vegetarianism, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets as well as kosher and halal dining options.

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, we encourage you to reach out to our registered dietitian at prior to coming to campus. The dietitian is available to provide expertise and collaborate with the chefs and dining hall managers to identify safe menu options that fit your needs. You’ll also want to check out Thrive at Owen Hall. This unique location is Certified Free From™ the Big 8 allergens (eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat) plus gluten. Menu signs also track alcohol, beef, coconut, gelatin, pork, and sesame as well as vegan/vegetarian options. Our nationally recognized food allergy program creates a personalized experience for diners.