Housing & Dining

Indiana State University’s Residential Life Office offers several on-campus housing and meal options for students to live and dine with their friends. Explore your housing and meal options.

Welcome to Your Sycamore Home!

We work hard to make sure your living environment is safe, comfortable, and helps support your academic success. You will live and learn right on campus, where you’re within walking distance of class, dining, recreational activities, campus events, and more fun.

All first-year students are required to live on campus or be granted a housing exception. Explore our housing and meal plan options to learn more about your future home away from home.

Housing Portal


Meal Plan Options

Indiana State offers several residential meal plans to meet your dining needs. Students who live in a residence hall are required to have a residential meal plan. Students who live in 500 Wabash or University Apartments are not required to have a meal plan, but they may opt into one of the residential plans or the optional apartment meal plan.

Students who live in a building designated for returning students (Erickson and Reeve) may select their building’s meal plan or one of the other residential meal plans. Meal plans are chosen within the Housing Portal by students who live on campus.

Meal Plan Board Meals
per week*
Commons Cash
per semester
Guest Meals
per semester
Base 12
(Standard Plan)
12 $170 5
All Access N/A $102 5
Returning Student
Building Meal Plan
7 $204 5
500 Wabash/University
Apartments (Optional Plan)
5 $102 N/A

* Board Meals are a set number of meal swipes that reset every week. They may be used at Sycamore Dining Hall, Cup & Chaucer located in Cunningham Memorial Library, and in HMSU Commons at Krispy Krunchy Chicken and Campus Cupboard.

Think of how many meals a student might eat each week when selecting your meal plan. Sycamore Dining Hall is an “all you care to eat” dining hall with multiple stations serving at each meal.

The All-Access Plan allows unlimited daily access to Sycamore Dining Hall and it comes with five guest meal swipes to Sycamore Dining Hall each semester.

Commons Cash is currency to be used at all on-campus dining locations. Commons Cash has a dollar-for-dollar value and can be used instead of paying with cash or debit/credit card. Additional Commons Cash may be purchased at any time during the semester in the Dining Service office.

Students select meal plans in their housing portal as a part of the housing contract process.