East Central University offers various meal plans for students living on and off campus. All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. The weekly meal plans may be used in Taff Cafeteria or by using a meal transfer in the University Center Snack Bar. Individuals living off campus that would like to purchase a meal plan may do so by completing the Off-Campus Meal Plan Agreement and submitting it to the Housing and Residence Life office within the first ten days of class each semester.


Taff Cafeteria

Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and only Lunch and Dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. Taff Cafeteria provides numerous dining option including a sautéed pasta bar, home-style bar, salad bar, sandwich bar, pizza oven, dessert bar, and soft serve ice cream. The meals are buffet style.

ECU Dining website


Hours of Operation

BREAKFAST
Hot Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7-8 a.m. / Continental Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8-9 a.m.  

LUNCH
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. / Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / Sunday 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

DINNER
Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m. / Saturday 4:30-6 p.m. / Sunday 4:30-6 p.m.

The cafeteria allows for take-out meals. The student will need to speak with the cashier upon entering the cafeteria on how to obtain a to-go container. This may only be used if the student has not yet eaten during that meal period and intends to take the meal outside of the cafeteria.


University Center Snack Bar

Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday. The Snack Bar includes Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks coffee station, sub sandwiches and a grill station.


Snack Bar Meal Transfer Hours

BREAKFAST
Monday-Friday 7-9:30 a.m.

LUNCH
Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Friday 10:30  a.m to 4 p.m.         

DINNER
Monday-Thursday 4:30-8 p.m.

ECU offers various Meal Plans for students living on and off campus. All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Students living in Pontotoc, Pesagi, Briles or Knight Halls may choose from a weekly meal plan. The weekly meal plans may be used in Taff Cafeteria, located near Briles Hall, or by using a meal transfer in the University Center Snack Bar. Weekly meal plans are available in 10, 14 or 20 meals/week. Students living in Tiger Commons or Stadium Apartments may select from one of the weekly meal plans, or they may choose the Flex Plan. The Flex Plan of $738/semester works like a debit account and can be used in Taff Cafeteria or in the University Center Snack Bar.  

Individuals living off campus that would like to purchase a meal plan may do so by completing the Off-Campus Meal Plan Agreement and submitting it in the Housing and Residence Life office.

2020-2021 Room and Meal Plan Rates
Off-Campus Meal Plan Agreement (electronic form)
Meal Plan Change Request (electronic form)