Dining

The Racer Dining team is excited to help you achieve your academic and personal success here at Murray State by providing  your home away from home with an array of dining options.

Our Dining program is designed for Murray State students. We incorporate student feedback into our planning process to implement resident dining programming, retail venues, pop-up restaurants, and more.

For more information, please visit the Racer Dining Website by Sodexo.

Meal Plans for Fall 2021

All students are required to purchase a meal plan for four semesters. All plans are purchased by the semester and only valid for the semester which they are purchased.

Please see the specific requirements below.

Account information can be found under the “money” tab on your myGate.

Meal Plan Options and Information

Pricing is listed per semester.

For a quick reference, please take a look at our Meal Plan Infographic.

Plan Type Meal Swipes Flex Meal Exchanges Guest Meals To-Go Meals
Racer Premium, $2165 Unlimited (Racer Premium plan is automatically loaded as the default on first year students’ accounts) $75 six (6) meal exchanges per week, max. one (1) per day ten (10) guest meals per semester one (1) per day
Gold Access 19, $2165 19 meal swipes per week (Meal count resets Saturday morning) $200 five (5) meal exchanges per week, max. one (1) per day five (5) guest meals per semester one (1) per day
Blue Access 10, $2165 10 meal swipes per week (Meal count resets Saturday morning) $750 none five (5) guest meals per semester one (1) per day
Dunker Deluxe 8, $1889 8 meal swipes per week (Meal count resets Saturday morning) $550 none none one (1) per day

Meal Swipes are redeemed exclusively at Winslow Dining Hall. Each meal swipe allows you one, all-you-care-to-eat, entry into the dining hall for one meal period.  The Gold Access 19, Blue Access 10 and Dunker Deluxe 8 plans offer a set number of meals per week.  The meal plan week resets Saturday morning.  Unused meals do not carry forward week to week.

Flex dollars are included with all meal plans. Flex is used like cash at all of the Racer Dining locations including the convenience stores and designated concession stands on campus. Flex dollar purchases are tax exempt except at concession stands. Additional Flex dollars may be added at any time on the myGate money tab. Flex dollars are only valid for the semester purchased. Flex balances are non-refundable and expire at the end of each semester, however, Flex balances remaining at the end of the Fall semester may carry forward to the Spring semester with the purchase of a qualifying Spring meal plan.

Meal Exchanges are included with the Racer Premium and Gold Access 19 meal plans only. Meal Exchanges provide a combo meal at a designated retail location in exchange for a Meal Swipe. Meal Exchanges permit one (1) meal swipe per day with a maximum number of exchanges per week based on meal plan selected. Meal Exchanges may be used at designated Racer Dining locations during normal operating hours. Designated locations for Meal Exchanges include: Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros Bagels, Starbucks, Steak ‘n Shake, Tres Habaneros and Subconnection.

Guest Meals are included with the Racer Premium and Gold Access 19 meal plans only.  Guest Meals allow the meal plan holder to bring a guest with them into Winslow Dining Hall during any normal meal period.

To-Go meals are available in Winslow Dining Hall.  The Racer Premium, Gold Access 19, Blue Access 10 and Dunker Deluxe 8 plans allow one (1) to-go meal option per day. To-go meals may only be served in the reusable OZZI to-go container.  No customer provided meal containers are permitted per local health department guidelines. The OZZI to-go containers are reusable durable plastic containers.  Meal plan holders are issued 1 token at the start of the fall semester.  This token is used as a deposit for the OZZI container and is reissued when the empty container is returned to the OZZI station at Winslow Dining Hall. Customers will be charged $5.00 for missing, lost or additional tokens.

 

Meal Plan Requirements and Information

  • First year students (1st and 2nd semester): May choose from Racer Premium, Gold Access 19 or Blue Access 10.
  • Second year students (3rd and 4th semester): May choose from Racer Premium, Gold Access 19, Blue Access 10 or Dunker Deluxe 8.
  • Third year students and beyond: May purchase any plan. No requirement.
  • Commuter students (any academic status): May purchase any plan. No requirement.

Exempted from this policy are students who:

  • Have reached their 21st birthday prior to the first day of registration.
  • Are veterans of at least two years' active military service.
  • Are married.
  • Commute to school daily from the permanent, legal residence of their parents and graduated from a high school  within 50 miles of Murray State University.
  • Have completed four semesters postsecondary education, excluding summers.

Exemptions are rarely granted if you do not meet the above listed criteria.

You must complete an exemption form within the first week of classes to be considered for an exemption. Exemptions are only valid for one semester. You must reapply at the start of each semester..  Download the exemption form , and email to msu.dining@murraystate.edu or mail to 110 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071. Exemptions are rarely granted if you do not meet the above listed criteria.

Flex Plans

Plan Type Flex Price
Brass $250 $250
Bronze $385 $385
Silver $550 $550
Copper $1,000 $950
Platinum $1,200 $1,100

Faculty/Staff Meal Plan

Everyone has to eat — including Murray State faculty and staff. So, for your convenience, Dining Services has created a faculty/staff meal plan option called Dining Dollars.

Check back special bonus dates this Fall 2021.

  • Minimum deposit: $50.
  • Add money to your account.
  • Can be used at all Murray State Dining Services locations.
  • Available to all faculty and staff, including regular part-time staff and retirees.
  • Can be used to pay for guest meals.
  • Refunds are available for employees who leave Murray State.
  • NOT available for student or temporary staff.

Employment

Racer Dining by Sodexo offers a great place to work, competitive wages, flexible hours and a variety of benefits.

Apply at RacerDining by Sodexo and search "Murray".

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Staff

Jim Halcombe
GENERAL MANAGEr

Murray State Dining

Phone: 1.270.809.4600 | Fax: 270.809.6194 | msu.dining@murraystate.edu

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Mission Statement

The mission of Murray State University Dining Services and Racer Hospitality is to provide a wide variety of menu options with quality food and services to the University community, anticipating consumers' needs and providing high customer satisfaction.