Dining / Meal Plans

The college dining experience is more than just great food. Because all students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan, the campus dining locations become some of the best places to meet up and hang out with friends. In the mornings, grab a drink on your way to class at KC's Coffeehouse. For lunch, stop by Gano Dining Hall for international pasta, a fresh grilled burger, or a meat and three vegetable plate. At night, swing through Lion's Pride for options such as chicken fingers, burgers, and salads. At FHU, you can choose from any of these three options:

Wallace-Gano Dining Hall offers the traditional "all-you-care-to-eat" buffet experience with a variety of menu options. Diners can choose between the Classic Line which features an entrée and side dishes, the International Station which provides dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world, and the Flying Star Diner where the staff prepares made-to-order grill items. On top of all this there are a variety of deserts, pizza and pasta options, and your options of sandwiches.

Lion's Pride, located in the Burks Student Center below Wallace-Gano Dining Hall, is more of a grab-and-go type facility. Housing Grille @ Freed-Hardman and selections from Simply-to-Go, Lion's Pride is open with late hours for those who are hungry at night. Whether it's sub sandwiches, chicken fingers, burgers, salads, fruit, ice cream, energy drinks, or coffee, students can grab some food for a quick meal in the student center, or take it with them to eat a meal on the run. Students can use either a meal plan or their Lion Bucks down in Lion's Pride.

KC's Coffeehouse is located on the ground floor of the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center. This is a great place to grab a drink and knock out some homework, or just grab a seat and relax. KC's offers a wide variety of coffees, hot teas, hot chocolates, smoothies, and chilled drinks. They also have a great selection of gourmet pastries, muffins, brownies, and other baked goods. Students can use their Lion Bucks to purchase items in KC's Coffeehouse.


There are several different meal plan options that students can choose from for 2022-2023: 

  • Plan A (per semester - 14 meals per week + $80 Dining Dollars) = $1,815

  • Plan B (per semester - 10 meals per week + $60 Dining Dollars) = $1,735

  • Plan S (per semester - 7 meals per week + $40 Dining Dollars) = $1,090 (Students with 90+ hours or nursing students doing clinicals)

  • Plan U (per semester - unlimited access +  $40 Dining Dollars) = $1,970


You can change your meal plan prior to the drop/add date which is approximately two weeks into the semester. To change your meal plan, email finaid@fhu.edu or come in person to the One Stop Shop in GC.

We accept most major credit/debit cards, checks and cash.


Dining Dollars and Lion Bucks

Dining Dollars are campus currency included on your meal plan and can be used in the Wallace-Gano Dining Hall, Lion's Pride and KC's Coffeehouse. Most meal plans include Dining Dollars. 

However, additional voluntary Lion Bucks can be purchased which can be used at all FHU Dining Locations.


Freed-Hardeman Dining Services Online

View FHU dining hours and menus all in one place here on FHUcatering.