Dining Service

General Information

The University of Findlay Dining Services provides a combination of five on-campus restaurants and on/off premise catering that offers nutrition, great taste, and fun!

Henderson Dining Hall, located on the first floor of Deming Hall, features two different restaurants: Simply To Go and The Marketplace.

The Marketplace is an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant that highlights different tastes and styles of service. One can find a classic salad bar, comfort food at Hometown, and daily favorites at the Grill and Pizza kiosk. Meals can also be made to order at The Deli Case and Flash in the Pan. A breakfast bar, desserts, and beverages are also available throughout the day. This is an integrated food program that features advanced food technology, new recipe development, and high tech equipment.

Simply To Go is an on-trend, high-quality “grab and go” restaurant, where meal plan customers can exchange a meal package to go for a meal swipe. It is the end of the brown bag lunch. It gives the flexibility, control, variety, and portability for those on the run. Meals can be selected in three steps:

Step 1:

Select any featured entrée labeled with a “1”

Step 2:

Choose a favorite side labeled with a “2”

Step 3:

Pick any beverage labeled with a “3”


Finish off the meal with a complimentary treat labeled with a “+”

Simply To Go

It’s all part of the plan.

The Cave in the Alumni Memorial Union showcases Jazzman’s Brew and Bakery. Students can enjoy a drink while working on their laptops or visiting with friends. On-the-go students may take a quick snack to go.

The Refinery is located in the Center for Student Life and College of Business building on Davis Street. It is the home to our campus food court offering a diverse dining option for every taste.

Derrick's Hangout is your pre-workout and post-workout stop offing a casual atmosphere and a perfect place to rest, hang out, watch the game and meet up with friends. This Frozen All Natural Smoothies (F.A.N.S) and Island Oasis Fruit Smoothies restaurant is located in Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center.

Catering can customize a menu to fit a theme, a budget and a style, or event planners can choose from The Catering Menu that lists popular choices and combinations. Contact the Catering Office for a free consultation.

Resident Dining Plans

Students who live on campus, can choose any one of the following meal plans:

Plan #1 – 19 Plus Dining Plan: provides up to three meals per day, 19 meals per week in Henderson Dining Hall, five Pal Passes, plus receive 65 Bonus Bucks per semester to spend at participating dining locations.

Plan #2 – 14 Plus Dining Plan: Choose any 14 meals per week in Henderson Dining Hall up to three meals a day, five Pal Passes, plus receive 155 Bonus Bucks per semester to spend at participating dining locations.

Plan #3 – 10 Plus Dining Plan: Choose any 10 meals per week up to three meals a day, five Pal Passes, plus receive 215 Bonus Bucks per semester to spend at participating dining locations.

*Note: Meals with the Resident Dining Plans are not available during official University breaks. However, Bonus Bucks are accepted at all participating locations during Thanksgiving, Spring, and Easter breaks.

**Visit www.findlay.edu (Keyword: Dining) for the most current listing of participating dining locations that accept Bonus Bucks.

The Arch Plan

This meal plan is perfect for all students who may live in apartment style housing on- or off-campus. The Arch Plan is five meals per week plus $400 Bonus Bucks and three Pal Passes and can be charged to the student’s university account.

Universal Dining Plans

Students living in a townhouse, apartment, cottage, group house, or commuting from home have the option of a flexible dining plan. The University of Findlay Dining Service has designed a dining plan that allows students to create and customize their own plan by purchasing packaged blocks of 10 meals and by adding Findlay Munch Money to fit an on-the-go lifestyle. Students may sign up for the Universal Dining Plan and/or Findlay Munch Money, present their UF Identification Card to the cashier and enjoy the meal of their choice while on campus visiting friends, between classes, or just taking the night off from cooking and dishes. Visit www.findlay.edu (Keyword: Dining) for the most current pricing and dining locations.

Other Programs

Ann E. Bonifas Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student employed in dining services each year.

Care Packages – To help ease the pressure and stress of college classes, a variety of care packages can be ordered by calling Dining Services at 419-434-4542. Visit www.findlay.edu (Keyword: Dining) for the most current selections.

Special Diets – If a student requires a special diet, we ask that the student provide Dining Services with a letter from his/her physician stating the type of diet he/she is on, along with a list of those items that he/she can or cannot eat. The Dining Services Director will make arrangements to meet the special requirements of the student’s diet.

Sick Trays – For those students who are unable to come to the dining room due to an illness, a sick tray is available. Obtain a sick tray authorization slip from the Cosiano Health Center or resident assistant and have a friend present the form with the Student ID to the Dining Services manager.

Parents are always our guests! – This program won’t be found at many colleges. Any time a parent visits the campus, he/she may enjoy a meal on Dining Services. The fine print: Program offered only in Henderson Dining Hall; parent’s son/daughter must accompany the parent to the meal and be on a valid Resident Dining Plan; the program is not offered during Homecoming, Family, and Commencement weekends or during the summer months; faculty and staff with a student on the Resident Dining Plan are limited to 10 meals. Any questions about the program, please call 419-434-4542.

Policies and Dining Card Information

  1. The University Oiler OneCard is the dining card. When the card is encoded with a dining plan, it becomes equivalent to cash. A student should safeguard his/her card!
  2. Since the dining card is also the Oiler OneCard, it should never be loaned to another student. The card represents only the person identified on the card.
  3. If the Oiler OneCard is lost, report it to the Information Center in the Alumni Memorial Union. A temporary card will be issued while a replacement is being issued. There is a fee for lost cards.
  4. If a lost card is not reported immediately, Dining Services is not responsible for any money spent against the account.
  5. Henderson Dining Hall is “All-you-care-to-eat.” However, removal of food from the Marketplace dining area is not permitted.
  6. Open Door Policy – The Dining Services management team encourages students to use comment cards, stop by and talk one-on-one, and participate on the Dining Committee. Feedback is always welcomed.