Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to dining@wayne.edu and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What meal plan can I purchase?

Commuters, Apartment Residents and Faculty/Staff members may select any meal plan.

All students residing in Towers Residential Suites, Ghafari Hall or Atchison Hall are required to purchase a meal plan. Freshmen must purchase a Warrior Pass plan or the NEW Weekly 15 + $100 Warrior Dollars Plan. Upperclassmen residents are required to purchase a Warrior Pass or Weekly Meal Plan.

Where can I purchase a meal plan?

 Students living in Towers Residential Suites, Atchison, Ghafari Hall, and furnished apartments in DeRoy select their meal plan in the housing application. Unfurnished apartment residents, commuters and faculty/staff members may purchase their meal plan at DINING.WAYNE.EDU under the Meal Plans tab.

ALL STUDENTS: If you have financial aid, you may have your meal plan applied to your student account by visiting the Housing office (Student Center Building, Floor 5).

Can I change my meal plan?

Fall semester meal plan changes can be made before move-in weekend by logging into your housing application. After move-in, please visit the housing office (Student Center Building, Floor 5) to request a meal plan change. Winter semester meal plan changes can be made using the online form, that will be emailed to all meal plan holders in November from the Housing office. 

Can I carry meals over to the next week?

Unused meals on the Weekly Meal Plans do not carry-over to the following week. Students receive their weekly allotment of meals to use each Sunday night/Monday morning at 12am. Please select a plan that best matches your weekly dining needs.

Do my meals roll over to the next semester?

 Leftover block meals roll over from fall to winter semester but expire at the end of winter semester. Weekly Meal Plans do not roll over from week to week.

How can I add more Warrior Dollars to my card?

Simply visit the Meal Plans tab, or login to your OneCard Account through Academica.

Where can I use my Warrior Dollars?

Warrior Dollars are accepted at all WSU Dining locations. For a full list of locations, view our locations tab!

How can I check my Warrior Dollar balance?

Download the WSU Mobile App or ask any of our cashiers!

Do my Warrior Dollars expire?

Warrior dollars from the fall semester carry-over to the winter semester, however Warrior Dollars expire at the end of final exams in the winter semester. Spring/summer semester Warrior Dollars expire at the end of the summer semester and do not carry-over to fall semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

Block meal plan holders can use a meal swipe to treat a guest. Warrior Pass and Weekly Meal Plan meals are for the meal plan member only. You may treat a friend using Warrior Dollars, OneCard Dollars, cash, credit or debit.

I don't have a meal plan, can I still eat at Towers Cafe or Gold n' Greens?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to dine at our all-you-care-to-eat locations. Door rates can be paid with Warrior Dollars, OneCard Dollars, cash, credit, or debit. Don’t forget you can save up to $3.63 per meal when you add a meal plan!*
*Based on dinner door rate and cost per meal from the Warrior Pass 400 plan.

Door Rates: Breakfast: $7.00 | Lunch: $8.50 | Dinner: $9.25

I have a food allergy, how do you accommodate those with a special dietary need?

We work directly with you to identify foods you may safely consume and ensure those foods are available to you. Please contact our Residential Dining Director, Jillian Williams, at jillian.williams2@wayne.edu or 313.577.7950.


Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Student Employment

Am I eligible for employment with WSU Dining Services?

Yes, any Wayne State University student is eligible for employment with WSU Dining. Apply using the “Student Workers” tab on our homepage (dining.wayne.edu) 

How does the application process work?

All applications must be submitted via the Student Workers tab on the homepage. To view current open positions, click on the applicable link for further details and to apply. Based on your application and work availability, you will be contacted by a Dining Services Manager for an in-person interview. 

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we will be unable to contact you if we do not have a position to offer.

Do I need to apply to each posting that I am interested in?

No. Your application will go to all dining services locations. We recommend that you re-apply every three months if you have not been contacted for possible employment.

Can I work for more than one WSU Dining location?

No. Once you have accepted a job offer for one location, you may not accept another offer at the same time.

Can I submit my application without knowing my class schedule?

Yes. While your chances of being hired are greatest when you fill out your class schedule, you may still submit your application without it. If you are called for an interview, you may submit your class schedule to the hiring manager at that time.

Do I need to submit a resume and/or cover letter with my application?

Submitting a resume is preferred, but not required for your application. Cover letters are not required to be considered eligible for employment. 

Should I visit the WSU Dining locations to inquire about openings, apply to a position, or check the status of my application(s)?

No, for your convenience, all of this information can be found in the hiring portal. Therefore, visiting the dining locations is not necessary.

Once offered a position, how long does the hiring process take?

For most students, the hiring process takes 2-3 weeks and will consist of a series of forms the employee will need to complete. All offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check and completion of pre-hire documents. For international students, the process can be slightly longer based on additional documentation requirements.

Can I work more than 20 hours per week?

Under certain circumstances, some employees may be eligible to exceed 20 hours per week.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have reviewed these FAQs and still have additional questions, please contact us via email at dining@wayne.edu .