Dining

Students dine in Winslow

The Murray State University Dining Services and Racer Hospitality team is looking forward to serving you with diverse meal plan options, a variety of popular on-campus restaurants and an array of dining options available every day at the Winslow Dining Hall. Success starts with a good foundation, and as your home away from home, Murray State understands the importance of offering campus foods that our students want to eat and feel good eating.

Healthy eating

We've designed our overall campus dining plans with student health and happiness in mind. Registered dieticians are available on campus to consult with you, support your wellness goals and help you make healthy choices. Additionally, if you have questions about any on-campus food options, you can meet with the chefs at our various dining locations. The Dining Services team will work with you to ensure that we have meal options available that adhere to dietary restrictions. We encourage students to send us frequent feedback and let us know how we're doing. Often, we plan dining programming and events based on community requests. The Murray State Dining Services team makes meals easy, so you can focus on your studies and the activities you love.

Have you worked up an appetite? Browse some of our on-campus restaurant options and review the meal plans below to plan your Murray State dining experience.

Dining options

Racer Dining is your hub for all things dining at Murray State University. See what restaurants are open right now, check out available student employment opportunities in on-campus dining and stay updated with all of our events.

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Foods you crave, right here on campus

Pepperoni pizza

Winslow Dining Hall

Located near the Residential College Circle.

Winslow Dining Hall
Waffle fries

Chick-fil-a

Located in the Curris Center.

Chick-fil-a
Frappacino

Starbucks

Located in the Curris Center.

Starbucks
Bagels and coffee

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Located in Waterfield Library

Einstein Bros. Bagels
Steak n' Shake sign

Steak 'n Shake

Located in the T'Room

Steak 'n Shake
Tacos

Tres Habaneros

Located in the T'Room.

Tres Habaneros
Sub sandwich

Subconnection

Located in the T'Room.

Subconnection

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Meal plans

Racer Dining offers a variety of meal plan options to meet your needs. Please note, some options are not available to first and second year students.

Additional information about meal plans

Standard meal plans

Murray State offers four levels of on-campus dining plans for our students. These plans are available to all undergraduate students, whether you live in an on-campus residence hall or elsewhere off-campus.

With a Racer Premium, you'll have unlimited access to Winslow Dining Hall for the entire semester, meaning you can eat as many times per day as you wish.

This plan includes one meal exchange per day, six per week max at designated locations during normal business hours. Designated locations include: Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros Bagels, Starbucks, Steak ‘n Shake, Tres Habaneros and Subconnection. All-Access plans are the minimum dining plan requirement for on-campus freshmen.

  • Price per semester - $2165
  • Number of meal swipes - Unlimited
  • Flex dollars - $75
  • Meal exchanges - 6 per week, maximum 1 per day
  • Guest meals - 10 per semester
  • To-Go meals - 1 per day
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

The All-Access Premium meal plan is nearly the same as the All-Access plan but gives you more flexibility in choosing where and when to eat.

The plan includes unlimited access to Winslow Dining Hall, eight guest meals at Winslow and $75 Flex dollars to spend at any Racer Dining venue. This plan also includes one meal exchange per day, five per week max from 1 p.m. to closing at Chick-fil-A, Steak 'n Shake, Subconnection, Tres Habaneros, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Starbucks.

  • Price per semester - $2165
  • Number of meal swipes - 19 per week
  • Flex dollars - $200
  • Meal exchanges - 5 per week, maximum 1 per day
  • Guest meals - 5 per semester
  • To-Go meals - 1 per day
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

 

You can have the best of both worlds with an allotted number of meals in Winslow Dining Hall and $750 Flex dollars to spend elsewhere on campus.

  • Price per semester - $2165
  • Number of meal swipes - 10 per week
  • Flex dollars - $750
  • Meal exchanges - none
  • Guest meals - 5 per semester
  • To-Go meals - 1 per day
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

*Not available to first year students. Upperclassmen and commuters have the option to choose eight meals per week in Winslow Dining Hall in addition to $550 Flex dollars.

  • Price per semester - $1889
  • Number of meal swipes - 8 per week
  • Flex dollars - $550
  • Meal exchanges - none
  • Guest meals - none
  • To-Go meals - 1 per day
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Flex meal plans

Flex-only plans are available for upperclassmen and all commuter students. When you purchase a meal plan, Flex dollars are applied to your RacerCard, which you may use as a debit card at all dining service venues. Food purchased with Flex dollars is not subject to Kentucky sales tax, so you receive an automatic 6% discount. You may purchase additional Flex dollars in $25 increments on myGate in the "money" tab.

  • Price per semester - $1,100
  • Flex dollars - $1,200
  • Bonus dollars - $100
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Price per semester - $950
  • Flex dollars - $950
  • Bonus dollars - $50
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Price per semester - $550
  • Flex dollars - $550
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Price per semester - $385
  • Flex dollars - $385
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Price per semester - $250
  • Flex dollars - $250
  • Availability - On-campus and off-campus Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Meal plan requirements and exemptions

  • First year students (1st and 2nd semester): May choose from Racer Premium, Gold Access 19 or Blue Access 10.
  • Second year students (3rd and 4th semester): May choose from Racer Premium, Gold Access 19, Blue Access 10 or Dunker Deluxe 8.
  • Third year students and beyond: May purchase any plan. No requirement.
  • Commuter students (any academic status): May purchase any plan. No requirement.

You are exempt from this policy if:

  • You are 21 years of age before the first day of registration.
  • You are a veteran of at least two years' active military service.
  • You are married.
  • You commute to school daily from your parents' permanent, legal residence (within 50 miles of Murray State).
  • You have completed four semesters postsecondary education, excluding summers.

Exemptions are rarely granted unless you meet the above criteria. To be considered for an exemption, complete an exemption form within the first month of classes. An exemption is only valid for one semester at a time, so you must reapply to continue your exempt status at the start of each term. Please mail completed forms to 110 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071.

Download exemption form

Paying for your plan

The cost of your meal plan is automatically added to your tuition bill. Scholarships and financial aid may be applied toward covering this cost.

At the end of the fall 2020 semester, your remaining Flex dollars will roll into the spring 2021 semester if:

  • Another meal or flex plan is in place.
  • The meal or flex plan remains active for the entire semester term.
    Please note: unused Flex dollars will not roll over at the end of the spring 2021 semester.

Check your balance

Log in to myGate any time and click on the "money" tab. The number of meals remaining in your account balance is listed beneath the "RacerCard Balances" block.

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Working with Racer Dining

Racer Dining by Sodexo offers a great place to work, competitive wages, flexible hours and various benefits. Click below to be directed to Sodexo's career database and search "Murray."

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Faculty and staff meal plans

Faculty and staff, including regular part-timers and retirees, can add Dining Dollars to their account for use at all Murray State Dining Service locations.

Learn more about Dining Dollars

 

Contact Dining

Have a question, comment or recommendation?

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Phone: 270.809.4600
Fax: 270.809.6194
msu.dining@murraystate.edu

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Staff

Jim Halcombe
General Manager
> jim.halcombe@sodexo.com

Mission Statement

The mission of Murray State University Dining Services and Racer Hospitality is to provide a wide variety of menu options with quality food and services to the University community, anticipating consumers' needs and providing high customer satisfaction.

 

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