Guide to Dining

Welcome to Dalton State College

DSC dining services are managed by Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC. Here at Dalton State College we offer a program that meets the needs of today’s college student. Each year you will experience exciting changes, fresh menus, and new enhancements to your dining program. These changes are a result of the feedback and input of many students and staff members.

Dining Hall Meal Plan Info and Policies

Resident Meal Plans

Roadrunner Meal Plan |  Required for all Residents

  • 19 meal swipes per week at Roadrunner Cafe
  • AYCE (All-You-Care-To-Eat) on Fridays, during dinner and weekend meal periods

Senior Meal Plan 

  • Optional for Senior Residents with over 90 credit hours
  • 100 meals per semester.

For more information on and the application for the Senior Meal Plan, follow the link below:

Commuter Meal Plans

Block 20 Meal Plan 

  • 20 meal swipes at Roadrunner Cafe
  • $6.83 per meal
  • $25 Roadrunner Cash per semester
  • Save up to $20 per semester by purchasing this plan

Block 35 Meal Plan 

  • 35 meal swipes at Roadrunner Cafe
  • $6.65 per meal
  • $35 Roadrunner Cash per semester
  • Save up to $43.75 per semester by purchasing this plan

Block 55 Meal Plan 

  • 55 meal swipes at Roadrunner Cafe
  • $6.44 per meal
  • $50 Roadrunner Cash per semester
  • Save up to $83.75 per semester by purchasing this plan

Roadrunner Cash

Roadrunner Cash is a great way to add flexibility into your personalized dining program. Every commuter meal plan option comes with an allocation of Roadrunner Cash, but you can add funds to your Roadrunner Cash account at any point throughout the semester. Visit the Campus Services office or Web Site for more info!

Food Service Committee

The Food Service Committee, which is comprised of the Food Service Manager, Manager of Campus Operations, the Vice President for Student Services, and student representatives, welcomes your comments and suggestions concerning food service.

If you have any ideas about the Dining Hall or Meal Options, you may contact a committee member, drop a note in the suggestion box,email us a comment, or speak to the Food Service Director.

If you are interested in being a member of the committee contact the Food Service Director.

Speak Up

This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, please consult with the Food Service Director. All efforts will be made to meet your special needs.

Trayless Dining

Aladdin is proud to sponsor a trayless dining program at Dalton State College. Trayless dining reduces our environmental footprint. It decreases waste, conserves natural resources (namely, energy and water) and reduces the introduction of polluting detergents, rinses, and drying agents into the water table. Socially, trayless dining can provide education and awareness about environmental issues, while also potentially reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. It is an initiative that supports campus sustainability.

Registered Dietician

We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.

Lost Card Policy

You must present your ID card to the cashier each time you enter the Dining Hall. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card. If you lose your ID card, you must vist campus services to obtain a new one.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have food allergies?

Our menu system displays allergen information for most menu items. Please visit the online menu for more information.

What is included in a Combo meal?

At breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday a combo is an entrée, side and drink.  At the comfort zone it includes 2 sides.

Where do I select my meal plan?

Commuter meal plans are sold in the Campus Services office, Pope 121. Residential meal plans are chosen when you sign your housing contract.

Can I purchase a meal plan with financial aid?

Yes, students can purchase a meal plan with excess financial aid funds.

How do I access my meal plan?

Meal plans and Roadrunner Cash are loaded onto your Roadrunner Student ID Card. You will present your ID card to the cashier.

What is considered a meal?

During Breakfast & Lunch a meal is considered an entrée, side, and a drink. During Brunch & Dinner a meal is considered one entry to the cafeteria. You can continue to get additional food as long as you remain in the dining area. Should you need to take food to go during All You Can Eat, you are allowed one to-go container and drink as your meal.

Service Regulations


Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.


  • Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • You are not permitted to take food from the Dining Hall.
  • To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds.
  • After dining, please return trays to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean.
  • Please behave courteously at all times.
  • You will not be granted credit for any meals missed.
  • We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.

Dining Hall personnel reserve the right to dismiss or suspend you from the dining area for inappropriate behavior.

Trouble opening the document?

Many of our documents require adobe reader. Download it for free below.

   Get Adobe Reader