Dining Updates

Coming soon to the Lower Level Kent Student Center: A newly refreshed Grill & Diner Concept

Based off your feedback University Dining Services will be elevating the lower level retail space in the Kent Student Center. Learn more about the new location.

Meal Plan Updates

  • Kent State University Dining Services now offers a variety of meal plans tailored to promote the health and well-being of students while complementing their busy schedules. These meal plans were designed specifically for Kent State students to be convenient, flexible and loaded with options. For more information on new meal plans, please visit the Meal Plan page.
  • University Dining Services has made updates to the reusable To-Go Program. Students with Gold, Blue or Block plans will receive a free to-go container for any of the all-you-care-to-eat Dining Halls on campus.
  • Meal Exchange locations have been expanded. Students can now use Meal Exchange at Rosie’s DinerEastway Deli, Munchies Market DeliGeorge T. Simon III Cafe or The CUE Express.


eastway cafe renovations


Eastway Fresh Food Company is now open! Students visiting Eastway Fresh Food Company can now swipe their FLASHcard and have full access into the updated all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. Guests are able to watch their food be cooked fresh, right in front of them at the Transformation Kitchen, Vegan & Vegetarian Station, Produce Market & Deli, Home Zone and Grill Station.  



Renderings of The Eastway Fresh Food Company

Eagles Nest Preview

The Market and prentice renovations


The Market and Prentice Cafe have also been renovated and are now open! Both dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat dining locations and offer fresh, new menu offerings. Students entering The Market or Prentice Cafe can swipe their FLASHcard and have full access into the updated all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. The Market has also extended hours through dinner Monday through Thursday.

Renderings of Kent Market 2 and Prentice Cafe

Golden Flash Bistro and EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS Renovations


Two additional locations in the Kent Student Center recieved updates over the summer. The Golden Flash Bistro, located on the first floor of the Student Center, has been completely renovated and now features Mediterranean-branded concept OLILO by Cat Cora. OLILO offers a delicious, healthy, made-your-way menu, featuring Mediterranean tastes and flavors. The concept was created by world-renowned “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, who made television history in 2005 when she became the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. The name OLILO pays tribute to Chef Cora’s Greek heritage and is derived from “olives” and “olive oil,” a staple of Mediterranean cooking.

Einstein Bros. Bagels in The HUB has also been renovated to enhance the overall look and feel of this location.

Seasoned Markets now open at REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Two new Seasoned Markets have opened at Kent State University Regional Academic Center and Kent State University East Liverpool. The Seasoned Markets serve an assortment of sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks, coffee and convenience items for students to grab on the go! 

Kent State University Regional Academic Center Seasoned MarketKent State University at East Liverpool Seasoned Market

New Starbucks location on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade 

Construction has been completed for the new fully-licensed Starbucks location on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. The location showcases beautiful pieces of art, including one designed by Kent State Graduate Student, Shannon Hamilton. We are excited to share her story about this project and how University Dining Services helped her discover her purpose. The location is now open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Renderings of Starbucks




Have questions ? 

If you have any other questions about renovations or meal plans, you can contact University Dining Services by calling (330) 672-2541 or by emailing dining@kent.edu.