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Dining at Valley City State University

students laughing at lunch in the cafeteria

With a variety of on-campus options to pick from, you can choose a meal plan that fits your schedule and lifestyle. Our weekly system lets you keep track of your meals and flex dollars easily, letting you get your money’s worth from our dining services.

What to Know

  • male and female student smiling at camera holding Zinger drinks from Viking GroundsMeals refer to card swipes at mealtimes to enter the buffet-style cafeteria during the week.
  • Flex dollars refer to money spent at the Viking I, our quick service food option open between mealtimes and on weekends.
  • Meal plans determine how many meals you have per week and how many flex dollars you have per semester.
  • Prices listed are for the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to SBHE approval

Meal Plans

5/$400 Meal Plan

  • $1,483.00 per semester
  • $400 flex dollars per semester
  • 5 meals per week

This meal plan works for light eaters who’d like one meals in the cafeteria each weekday and the ability to get food from the Viking I at will, or to cook their own meals at times.

10/$300 Meal Plan

  • $2,137.50 per semester
  • $300 flex dollars per semester
  • 10 meals per week

This meal plan caters to a typical student who’d like two meals in the cafeteria each weekday and then can go to the Viking I twice each weekend day, or for snacks throughout the week.

15/$150 Meal Plan

  • $2,257.50 per semester
  • $150 flex meals per semester
  • 15 meals per week

This plan caters to students who want full coverage of three regular and well-balanced meals a day, with occasional purchases at the Viking I of light snacks.

19/$100 Meal Plan

  • $2,318.50 per semester
  • $100 flex dollars per semester
  • 19 meals per week

This plan covers the dietary needs of a student who wants all of their meals to come from on-campus sources on weekdays and weekends, and would rather eat a full meal than snack.

Dining Options

The Café

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Mon. – Fri.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and Sun.

Enjoy a meal in the Café – our campus dining center – where we work hard to provide delicious and nutritious meals for all eaters.

The Viking I

7:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
7:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. Sun.

Stop by the Viking I on your way to, from, or between class to take advantage of our convenient packaged and to-go options.

The Viking Grounds

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Visit the Viking Grounds for all your caffeinated needs. If you don’t drink coffee, try an alternative beverage like our teas, refreshers and zingers.