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Dining

Make the University of South Carolina your home for delicious campus dining. Enjoy your favorite comfort foods at 38 venues including a fleet of food trucks and distinctive pop-up dining experiences.

Campus dining at South Carolina is a remarkable mix of international flavor and down-home favorites. Our suite of 38 campus restaurants includes local offerings, plus regional and national favorites you know and love. There's even mobile and kiosk ordering via Grubhub for super convenient pick-up.

Great taste is just the beginning. South Carolina is home to three Level I Certified Green Restaurants, according to the Green Restaurant Association standards. Students can access tasty options across campus for plant-based and vegan diets.

Students eating at tables in the Panera restaurant in the Russell House.

Campus Dining

There’s more than one reason Food Service Director magazine recognized the university for having South Carolina’s top campus dining. From all-you-care-to-eat residence hall dining to pop-up on-campus venues and food trucks, our culinary team blends the freshest ingredients and inspired creativity to create meals at more than 30 different campus venues.

Campus Restaurants 

Meal Plans

Find the meal plan that fits your individual dining needs. All Access meal plans, which are mandatory for first-year residents, offer the reliability of every day dining or a declining balance or block meal plan for occasional dining throughout the semester.

Meal Plans
  • A pizza just coming out of a wood fire oven at Il Focolare Pizzeria.
  • Culinary Columbia

    Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in Columbia’s thriving food scene. Choose from gourmet fine dining, juicy burger baskets, flavorful international fare, health conscious plant-based and, of course, Southern staples like sweet tea, BBQ and collards. Columbia is chock-full of one-of-a-kind dining hotspots — just ask the locals.

  • People sitting at outdoor tables with umbrellas looking over the river.
  • A view of a table of Mexican food including chips and queso and tacos.
  • A display of plates full of pastries from SmallSugar.

Health, Wellness and Sustainability

Health and sustainability are always on the menu at South Carolina. Beyond collecting compost in our busiest kitchens, the Food Recovery Network connects food donations to local charities and Student Government’s Swipe Out Hunger program helps students struggling with food insecurity. Students can connect to dietitian services for nutritional support, and curb waste every day with our reusable to-go container program.

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Discover why the University of South Carolina is the perfect place to take your next step. Visit campus to take a tour, explore our academics, and meet the people who call South Carolina home. 

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