College Dining Hall Menus and Dorm Recipes


Runny eggs got you down? You’re not alone: students across the country have a lot to say about their campus dining experiences. From the ugly—like oozing meats and puddings that jiggle like the bogeyman—to the tasty surprises, every college student has a story to tell. At Pitzer College, for example, the students Janet Alexander interviews give the omelet and salad bars two thumbs up—but dinner doesn’t always cut it: If your dining hall is a foodie’s hell, don’t despair! There are many cheap, easy dishes you can make in the comfort of your dorm room. Below, undergrads demo their favorite dorm recipes—like porch climbers. Wait, what are porch climbers? McGill University’s Evan deJonghe has “Buck Naked,” a nude chef, show us the ropes:
More Dining Hall Reviews: A look inside one of University of California Irvine’s three Dining Commons, by Perry Yates, Kareem Barghouti and Sandra Lee A typical breakfast at Bowdoin College, by Abigail Mitchell An investigative report into eateries at the University of Arizona, by Erin Sperling A tour of campus dining at Franklin & Marshall, by Ming Zhao and Alex Gao A student describes her “distaste” for Ohio State campus food, while another says she likes it, by Zack Meisel A tour of places to eat at Florida State University, by Ashley Ross
More Dorm Recipes: UNC-Chapel Hill students demo a new spin on chunky salsa, by Megan Gill The magic of the “Vomlet” at SUNY Purchase, by Alex Rossin Cooking pasta with sausage at Binghamton University, by Mischa Surowicz Two recipes from the University of Georgia, by Staci Dale Frostburg students explain how to make a pudding pie, by Lauren Miller Cooking salmon patties at Reed College, by Emily Kirkpatrick How to cook a five-minute dorm meal at Michigan State University, by Timothy Schafer A healthy, fast, and delicious breakfast at the University of Missouri- Columbia, by Becky May A 10-second recipe at Rowan University, by Kim Ciesla Cooking at Texas State University, by Dalida Umuhire

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