On Campus Dining Information

Southeastern and Hammond have a plethora of options when it comes to food.  It can be overwhelming to find out where to go to eat and how to get there. Southeastern’s Campus offers various options for dining on campus but have hours of operation that vary during the semester breaks and the summer.  If you arrive before the on campus facilities are open, there are still plenty of options for off campus dining located very near campus or your apartment. In fact, many places in Hammond offer delivery options. The information below can help you.

It is also important to remember that when you are traveling to the U.S. to remember to eat before, during, and after a long flight if possible.  Before you leave the airport, grab a bite to replenish yourself before arriving in Hammond and taking care of getting yourself settled.


Lion's Lagniappe

Lion's Lagniappe Account allows your Southeastern ID to work like a debit card. It's easy to use, super convenient, and there's no charge to set up your account! With Lion's Lagniappe there's no need to carry cash with you! Just swipe your ID to make a purchase and the amount is automatically deducted from your account. 

Lion's Lagniappe is accepted at many locations off campus, as well as most locations on campus. For a full list of locations that will take Lion's Lagniappe, click here

For more information, visit Lion's Lagniappe site.

Meal Plans

Our meal plans are flexible so you can get the most out of them.  With the exception of the Basic Commuter Plan there are two parts to each meal plan.   The Meal Allowance allows you to choose how many all-you-care-to-eat meals you want included in your plan (these meals are consumed at The Mane Dish).   Cub Cash is declining balance dollars and supplements the weekly meal allowance to be used at all campus food service locations.

Once you have your meal plan your student ID works like a debit card.  Just swipe your card and the meal or Cub Cash charge is deducted from your account.

Sign up for your meal plan during registration or visit the Dining Services Office located on the first floor of the Student Union.  Voluntary (Commuter) Meal Plans can be purchased online at southeastern.edu/dining.


Dining Options

With a meal plan, the meal allowance portion is consumed at the Mane Dish while Cub Cash is used at all campus dining locations. Students without meal plans can eat at any campus dining facility using cash, credit or debit cards, or Lion’s Lagniappe. Check out the variety of dining options available to you on campus!

The Mane Dish

Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the Mane Dish is Southeastern’s premier restaurant. It provides a wide variety of food choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Door prices: Breakfast-$6.75; Lunch-$7.75; Dinner-$8.75. Visit southeastern.edu/dining for hours of operation and daily menus.

The Lion's Den Food Court

Located on the first floor of the Student Union, the Lion’s Den offers many options for students for quick service meals such as Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Mooyah, and Taco Bell.

Other Quick Service Options

Southeastern offers a variety of retail locations across campus including Pizza Hut (located in the Student Union), Subway Cafe (located in Tinsley Hall Annex) and Java City Cafe (located in the Sims Memorial Library).

Campus Markets

Each of our campus markets provide students with a variety of freshly made grab ‘n go items such as sandwiches and salads along with many snacks and drinks. From fresh sushi at the Union Market to Seattle’s Best coffee at Mane Market North our markets are a great place to grab a bite to eat for the on-the-go student! You can find markets at the following locations:

  • Mane Market - Louisiana Hall

  • Mane Market Too - Garrett Hall

  • Union Market - Lion’s Den Food Court

  • The Marketplace - Student Union (next to Pizza Hut)

  • Mane Market North - North Campus Main Building

  • Ascension Hall Market -- Ascension Hall


Food Pantry

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs has partnered with the Southeastern Foundation to create the Southeastern Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry provides food and other useful items to Southeastern students struggling with food insecurity. For more information, click here to visit the Southeastern Food Pantry’s website.