The DeKalb and Sycamore areas offer a wide variety of food options to students. Hopefully this page will offer some great suggestions for any meal you may be looking for.

On Campus Dining Options

If you are on campus and interested in dining in one of the residence halls, you can find out about weekly menus and dining options.

Off-Campus Student Meal Plan

Off-campus/commuter students may apply for a Commuter and Non-Residential Meal Plan without having a Housing and Dining room and board agreement. Apply for the Commuter and Non-Residential Meal Plan.

Not wanting to carry cash? Use your NIU OneCard for all your food needs. Your OneCard can be loaded with Huskie Bucks that can be spent on food in a multitude of local food areas.

Best of all, the money can be refunded at the end of the semester, should you have some remaining. Visit the Huskie Bucks web site for more information, an up-to-date listing of locations accepting Huskie Bucks, and menus.

Here is a brief selection of Local Restaurants & Food Locations that accept Huskie Bucks!

  • On campus residence hall dining - Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, Stevenson
  • Ellington's in Holmes Student Center 
  • BlackHawk food court
  • Subway
  • McDonalds
  • Panera Bread
  • KFC & Long John Silvers
  • Pizza Hut (special lunch buffet!)
  • Lukulos
  • Q'Doba
  • See the complete list