Dining FAQ's

JSU Dining continues to expand and improve services, including adding several new food options this fall as follows: Swirl will replace The Peak Cafe in the Rec Center, offering healthy options such as smoothies and acai bowls. We Proudly Serve (Starbucks) will replace Jazzman’s in Houston Cole Library. The Gamecock Diner will be closed and reformatted into a ghost kitchen, offering takeout and delivery from Buddy V’s Cake SliceMariah’s CookiesMr. Beast Burger and Pardon My Cheese Steak. 

Students must select a meal plan each semester, you can do so completing the My Meal Plan form. This Fall you’ll need to have your Selection Form completed by August 30, 2022.

Jack Hopper Dining Hall:


  • Breakfast 7:00am-10:00am
  • Light Breakfast 10:00am-10:45am
  • Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
  • Light Lunch 1:30pm-5:00pm
  • Dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Light Dinner 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday Dinner closes at 7:00pm


  • Continental Breakfast 8:00am-9:30am
  • Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm


  • Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm


  • Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mein Bowl:

  • Monday-Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


  • Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 9:00pm
  • Friday  7:30am - 4:00pm


  • Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 3:00pm - 8:00pm

We Proudly Serve Starbucks:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Monday-Friday  11:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cocky’s Kitchen:

  • Monday-Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm

Kiwibot delivery:

  • Monday-Friday 11:00am - 7:00 pm

Z-Beans Hours:

  • (email for more information)

CockyBucks is a new program for all first-year commuter students taking 6 or more hours of in-person or hybrid classes starting this fall. We have started this program to help students living off-campus experience on-campus benefits that they may not have before. These funds become available for students to use on the first day of class each semester.  

  • All TMB Food Court Vendors
  • Jack Hopper Dining Hall
  • Virtual Dining Options (Mr. Beast Burger, Buddy V’s Cakes, Mariah Carey’s Cookies, Pardon My Cheesesteak)
  • We Proudly Serve
  • Swirl
  • WOW!
  • Z-Beans

Meal plans go into effect on August 19, 2022, for all students, faculty, and staff except first-year commuter students taking 6 or more hours in-person who have CockyBucks those meal plans will go into effect on August 24, 2022.

Flex dollars are available to all returning and Freshman residential students who have a meal plan. These dining dollars can be used at all campus eateries on campus.

Students, faculty, and staff can use meal swipes at Jack Hopper Dining Hall. Effective this Fall, students can now use a meal swipe at WOW for the following options:

  1. Two strip combo with fries and a drink
  2. Any wrap combo with fries and a drink
  3. Any salad combo with a drink

Currently, faculty and staff will purchase their meal plan at the Jack Hopper Dining Hall cash  register or online through the Sodexo website. Stay tuned for more information on digital real-time purchasing opportunities that will be available soon.

Flex dollars cannot be used at the bookstore, and CockyBucks will be available for use in Spring 2023.

Students can use a swipe from their meal plan at the Jack Hopper Dining Hall and WOW. Those using it at WOW can only order the following items:

  1. Two strip combo with fries and a drink
  2. Any wrap combo with fries and a drink
  3. Any salad combo with a drink