Frequently Asked Questions

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Ohio University Culinary Services has assembled a list of our most frequently asked questions below.

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Can students use their meal plan in Baker University Center?

The Traditional meal plan may not be used in Baker University Center.

Flex points from the following meals may be used in Baker University Center:

  • Flex 14
  • Flex 20
  • Block 15+
  • Block 45+
  • Destination Dining
  • Culinary Passport (faculty/staff)
  • Mini Passport (faculty/staff)
My student has a food allergy or special diet need. How do you accommodate this?

Culinary Services is committed to providing exceptional service for all. Contact our registered dietician, Angie Bohyer to set up an appointment to discuss your needs and create a plan.

What can students get at Smooth Moves in Boyd Market?

Smooth Moves at Boyd Market provides a fantastic option for students looking to eat a meal on the go. One meal swipe can be used at Smooth Moves to receive a smoothie meal replacement, which includes a smoothie, a baked item and a piece of fruit. One swipe from any Traditional or Flex Meal Plan may be used. 

In addition, each Dining Court offers "to-go" service within their venues. This allows students to fill a box with food of their choice. 

What are the 34 meal periods?

Meal Periods

Culinary Services offers more than just breakfast, lunch and dinner. We understand that student schedules are busier than ever, so we provide 34 opportunities each week for students to spend their meals. Students may spend one meal during each of the meal periods listed below except for those on Flex or Block Meal Plans. There are a total of 5 meal periods each day, Monday through Saturday, and 4 meal periods on Sunday.

Period 1: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:00am and Sat 9:00am-10:00am

Period 2: Lunch Sun-Sat 10:30am-2:30pm

Period 3: Late Lunch Sun-Sat 2:30pm-4:30pm

Period 4: Dinner Sun-Sat 4:30pm-7:00pm

Period 5: Late Dinner Sun-Sat 7:00pm-11:30pm

Each dining facility has its own operational hours and may not be open for the duration of each meal period. Please visit our Hours of Operation page for meal times.

Peak dining times are 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for lunch and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for dinner.

What food concepts are available at West 82 (Food Court) at Baker University Center?
  • The College Greens - Salad/Soup Bar and Hot Bar
  • The Brick Oven - East Coast pizza, breadsticks, chicken tenders and fries
  • The Deli - Specialty and make-to-order sandwiches featuring local meats
  • Verde Blanco - Made-to-order Southwest/Mexican burritos, quesadillas, walking tacos and more
  • Western Grill - Classic hot sandwiches and fries
  • Burger Bar - Made-to-order burger options

In addition to West 82 Food Court, students at Baker University Center are invited to visit:

Latitude 39 - Gathering place for snacks, beverages, lunch, dinner and pre-game festivities. Enjoy freshly-made salads, appetizers, burgers, pastas and other unique items you wil not find anywhere else on campus. *FLEX POINTS ACCEPTED HERE*

The Front Room Coffeehouse- Serving Starbucks coffee along with a fine assortment of baked goods.*FLEX POINTS ACCEPTED HERE*

What is Bobcat Cash?

Bobcat Cash is used like a pre-paid debit card. Money that you put on your account can be used at a variety of locations on campus using your University ID. Bobcat Cash is a way for students, faculty and staff to access products and services on campus without carrying cash. Deposit funds to your account and use your University ID in Dining Courts, markets, cafes, vending machines, main laundry centers and Baker University Center. You can add more money to your account as needed.

Unlike cash, Bobcat Cash can only be spent on limited things in limited places on campus -- you'll be better able to see where your money is going. Bobcat Cash cannot be used at off-campus locations and does not allow cash withdraws. Bobcat Cash does carry over semester to semester and year to year.

Does OHIO have an Allergen Program?

Yes. Culinary Services at Ohio University is committed to providing exceptional service in an inclusive and caring environment. We realize that some students have food allergies and/or special dietary needs. Be assured that our staff is trained in helping all of our students get the most out of their dining experience.

The District on West Green offers "Margaret's Made for You" concept where students with a special dietary need can go to receive a fresh meal made to meet your needs. This concept contains no gluten ingredients and all food served contains no gluten. In addition, The District is supporting our Bobcats who have nut allergies; we offer a nut free menu in this entire dining court. Please note that our menu items may be made in facilities that process nuts and if you have questions, please contact one of our team members.

Our Central Food Facility has a glluten-free kitchen where a trained member of our team produces a variety of gluten-free baked goods which are sealed and sent to all of our facilities. To avoid cross-contact these items are kept behind the serving area at Nelson and Earl's Grab N Go and available upon request.

Is there a labeling system for food in Culinary Services?

Yes. The menus are posted on our website and screens above each concept. The nutrition facts label and ingredients in this food item is revealed on the website when you click the food item. We have developed a variety of informational icons which are placed next to the food item on the menu page both on the screens and the website.

Allergen Icons