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Where to Eat on Campus

Students eating.

Whether it's an all-you-can-eat meal at the Titan Dining Room, a fresh coffee at Ground Coffeehaus, or a smoothie after a workout at the Fitness Center, finding food and refreshments on campus is quick and easy.

Titan Dining Room (TDR)

The main dining location for students is located in the Student Center on the second floor. It is an all-you-care-to-eat location that offers our fresh and health signature concepts for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus brunch on the weekends.

Options include hot entrees, a fresh salad bar and scratch made soups, pizza and pasta, made-to-order deli sandwiches, grilled items and much more! Weekly menus are available at


    Meal Plans

    All residential students, except for those residing in West Quad, must choose one of the following meal plans:
    Freshman only have the option of the 255 Block/$150 Flex Dollars, and the 190 Block Plan/$300 Flex Dollars.

    255 Block Plan/$150 Flex Dollars
    190 Block Plan/$300 Flex Dollars
    120 Block Plan/$500 Flex Dollars

    One block is equal to one meal. Students on the block meal plans are allotted a specific number of meals per semester in the Titan Dining Room. Flex Dollars can be used in The Loft, Café A la Cart in the Library, Titan-to-Go in Shiple Hall, and Tommy’s in the Student Fitness Center. Additional Flex Dollars can be added to any student’s account if the balance runs low.

The Loft

The Student Center is also home to the Loft. Open weekdays, the Loft features J. Clark’s Grille, which is known for its breakfast offerings, wide range of flavorful and creative burgers and other student favorites like quesadillas, mozzarellas sticks and wings, along with Up for Grabs items including sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and many other fresh, convenient items.

 It's also home to Subway®, is the proud creator of the world’s largest submarine sandwich and the leading choice for students seeking a quick, nutritious meal. Menus and hours are posted to

Poblano's is a new addition to The Loft. Enjoy an extensive selection of burritos, tacos, nachos, & more! Check out the Poblano’s menu today!

Additional places to eat on campus

Grounds Coffeehaus

Students at Grounds Coffeehaus.

Grounds Coffeehaus is a student-run and managed coffeehouse located in the basement of the Student Center.

Grounds hosts several events throughout the year, including comedy nights, poetry readings, concerts, movie nights and card tournaments.


Sunday: 5 p.m.-midnight
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-midnight
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Host your event at Grounds /  Apply for a work-study job

Contact us at: or 313-993-1154.

Tommy’s Smoothies & Snacks

Tommy's Smoothies and Snacks

Located in the Fitness Center, Tommy's offers healthy snacking. Tommy's features more than 10 flavors of smoothies and has a number of supplements to add to them, the first is included and each additional is 50 cents.

Tommy's also features great tasting coffee, iced coffee, tea and iced tea from The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, produced right here in Michigan.

Tommy's Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 - 7 p.m.

For more information, visit Tommy's site


    The Bookmark

    When you’re on your way to class or between classes, stop by The Bookmark, located in the library, where we serve hot and cold coffees, espressos, lattes, blended drinks and seasonal favorites. We also serve pastries, snacks, Up for Grabs items, lunch wraps and deli sandwiches. Menu COMING SOON!


    Corktown Café

    Corktown Café is located on the second floor of the School of Dentistry. Corktown Café offers grill items, hot entrees, fresh baked desserts, a fresh salad bar, a variety of to go options and plenty of snacks. For more information on Corktown Café, visit


    The Riverfront Café

    The Riverfront Café is located on the first floor in the School of Law. Riverfront features hot grill items, deli sandwiches, chips, snacks and beverages. For more information on Riverfront Café, visit


    Detroit Mercy Bookstore

    The Detroit Mercy Bookstore features a variety of snacks. For more information, visit the bookstore site.

    Vending machines

    Vending machines are located throughout the McNichols Campus at more than 15 locations, providing snacks from Absopure, Coca-Cola and Variety Food Services.

    If you have lost money from a vending machine, please visit or call the Student Accounting Office at 313-993-1420. If you have any other issues with a machine, contact the University Services Department at 313-993-1488.

    For a vending map, please click here.

    Located next to our Absopure Machines are cardboard recycling bins. We would appreciate your help in disposing your plastic bottles here!

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