Dining Services FAQs


What is a meal plan?

A meal plan is a program that enables students to eat a select number of meals in the Coppin State University Dining Hall during a given period. All residential students must purchase one of the two available meal plans. Our meal plans have been designed to accommodate the various needs of our students. With our meal plans, you have the option of eating up to 19 meals on campus each week.

When you purchase a meal plan, your Eagle Card (student identification card) becomes your pass to eat in the Dining Hall. You begin each week with either 19 or 14 meals. Each time you eat a meal it is subtracted from your weekly total. Uneaten meals do not carryover as your meal plan is reset each week. Select a meal plan that works for your academic schedule, eating pattern and social life.

What is a Commuter Meal Plan?

Designed exclusively for commuter students, faculty and staff, the Commuter Meal Plan is great for the occasional diner. The plans offer savings for as much as $75.00 depending on when you eat your meals. To purchase a commuter meal plan, contact the food services manager at 410-951-1229.

What facilities accept the Meal Plans and Commuter Meal Plans?

The Meal Plans and Commuter Meal Plans are accepted in the new, state-of-the-art Dining Hall. In this facility, you can enjoy a wide variety of popular all-you-can-eat menu options in a comfortable atmosphere. The Dining Hall offers something for everyone! Whether you are interested in traditional cuisine similar to what your mother prepares at home or something else, the hall is sure to have what you desire.

  • At the Market Carvery, you will find bistro-style comfort foods presented with a touch of flair. Menu options include carved rotisserie turkey and chicken, honey-glazed pork chops and baked macaroni and cheese.
  • Origins, offers you an array of ethnic foods from around the world. From the far reaches of the Pacific Rim to regional America, a flavorful integration of spices, herbs and seasonings demonstrates an epicurean exchange between cultures.
  • Menutainment is the centerpiece for our culinary showmanship. Each day features a different performance for lunch and dinner, which can include pasta sauté, stir fry, made to order wraps and much more.
  • Sandwich Central offers a wide variety of made to order sandwiches and subs daily. Each day, we also feature one specialty sandwich made with unique breads and spreads.
  • Terra Ve is our popular and innovative vegetarian and healthy option station that is designed specifically for our health conscious customers. Popular Terra Ve menu options include gazpacho, jerk tofu, and roasted vegetables.
  • Trattoria is an Italian restaurant that has been scaled to fit every appetite; from hand tossed pizza one day to main course pastas another, this station is always a student favorite.
  • The Fresh Grille offers the perfect blend of traditional grill favorites and contemporary new foods. It's more than just your traditional burgers and fries station.
  • The Garden Emporium is an exciting market of the freshest salad offerings and home-style soups.
  • Double Treat Bakery is the perfect end to a delicious meal. Here you will find a wide variety of homemade desserts, pies and cakes.
  • Morning Editions is a combination of morning treats including fresh toasted bagels and other tasty breads, cold cereals, wholesome milk, and a self-serve waffle station.
  • The Center of Refreshments offers a wide-variety of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages.

If I don't use all of my meals in a given week, do they carry over to the following week?

Meals do not carry over from one week to the next week. Thus, it is extremely important that you select your meal plan based on your eating habits and schedule.

Can I treat a guest by using two of my meals in a designated meal period?

No. Unfortunately, your meal plan is non-transferable. You may not use more than one of your meals during a given meal period.

Can I get a carryout meal?

No, you cannot get a carryout meal. You are allowed to eat and drink as much food and beverages as you like. However, it must be consumed in the Dining Hall. Students who have class or employment schedules that conflict with the dining hall hours may receive carryout meals after obtaining special permission from the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Can I change my meal plan once the semester has begun?

No. Once you select your meal plan, you may not change it until the next semester.

What should I do if my Eagle Card is lost, damaged or stolen?

If your Eagle Card is lost, damaged or stolen, you must report the loss to the Eagle Card Services immediately at (410) 951-3570. Your old card will be deactivated and replaced by a new card.

How do I replace a lost, damaged or stolen Eagle Card?

To replace a lost, damaged or stolen Eagle Card, you must pay a $15.00 (commuter students) or $55.00 (residential students) replacement card fee to the Cashier's Office. Following payment, take your receipt to the Eagle Card Office (Talon Center 2nd floor) to receive a replacement Eagle Card.

What is the Dining Hall Handbook?

The Dining Hall Handbook outlines acceptable behavior for Dining Hall patrons. The document focuses on the rules and regulations for the facility including proper dress code and other expected behaviors. Each patron must obtain a copy each year and adhere to the guidelines.


Dining Services

410.951.1229   Phone
410.462.3032   Fax

Hours / Location
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Talon Center, 1st Floor