Places to eat during the academic year:

Usdan Marketplace

Located on the second floor of Usdan; Meal swipe, points, middletown cash, credit card accepted. Diners cannot swipe, eat, leave and come back within the same meal and eat again on the original swipe. If you leave the facility and come back, you would have to pay for a second meal.  Personal containers (ex. tupperware) are not permitted.
Hours: M-F Breakfast 8am-10:00am, Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 5-8pm, Sat.-Sun. Brunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 5-8pm. 

Prices for Marketplace: Breakfast - $6.50; Lunch/Brunch - $9.50; Dinner - $11 

Daniel Family Commons

The Daniel Family Commons, located on the third floor of the Usdan University Center offers a spacious dining area with windows along two walls.  This space is a faculty/staff dining space.
Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 11:30am - 1:30pm; Middletown cash and credit accepted; the cost for lunch is $10.50.

DFC Dining policies:

The following are the reservation and dining policies at the Daniel Family Commons.  These have been formulated so everyone can have the best possible experience:

 -Reservations for the Daniel Family Commons (DFC) should be made by emailing: at least two business days in advance but not more than two weeks in advance. Students may not make reservations for the DFC.

 -Table capacity is 6 max so reservations should be planned accordingly. Furniture will not be moved to accommodate larger groups as this affects the rest of the dining period and patrons.

 - departments may not reserve more than one table per day so that all guests may be accomodated.

-If you must cancel a reservation, please do so no later than 10am on the day of your reservation so that others may access the held table. Cancellations should be sent to the same email as reservations.

-The Faculty-Student program is one where faculty are encouraged to bring up to 3 students with them to continue conversations from class.  The host faculty member must be present with the students for the meal and they must arrive together.  They must present their ID for verification to the Cashier who will make a note of the name and WesID of the faculty.  The Cashier will then charge the lunches to a card they have at the register which is covered by the University.  If the faculty member brings more than three students, the department will be charged, HOWEVER, since the space is specifically for faculty and staff, plans should never be made to bring more than 3 students.  Larger groups should plan on eating in Usdan Marketplace.

-Groups not utilizing the Faculty-Student program can still enjoy the DFC and use credit, Middletown cash, and university P-cards.  Reservations should be made for these groups and should not exceed 6.

-Student meal plans and faculty/staff meal swipes will not work in the DFC

-Reservations for larger groups will only be considered for special holiday lunches and other rare occasions in consultation with the Director of Auxiliary Services and only once a smartkey has been provided to confirm the the reservation.

-Faculty wishing to share a meal with a larger group of students should plan to do so by utilizing one of their free meal swipes at the Usdan Marketplace. Table reservations are not available in Marketplace but unless you plan on dining during peak periods (11:45-1pm) there should be plenty of seating. 


Located in Butterfield C. Meal swipe, points, middletown cash, credit card accepted.
Hours: M-F 11am-9:30pm; Late Night (daily) 9:30pm-1am; Sat-Sun Dinner 5:00-9pm, late night 9:30pm-1am.  Ordering at Summerfields should be done with the Wes2Go app.

Usdan Cafe

This a la carte café features a variety of grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, coffees and specialty beverages.
Hours: Open Mon.- Fri. 8am - 8pm; Sat. - Sun. 10am - 8pm Points, credit card, Middletown Cash accepted.

Pi Cafe

Located in the Exley Science Center lobby; features Pierce Brothers Coffee and other specialty drinks.  Points, credit card, Middletown Cash accepted.

Weshop Essentials

Wesleyan's own mini market provides a large inventory of premier national, regional and local brands, ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat organic, Halal and Kosher selections, bulk food items such as nuts, grains, legumes, coffees, rice, flour and more. Items in WesShop are provided by local companies such as Ronnybrook Farms so that the quality is of a higher caliber than a regular grocery store. Weshop is a convenient store and therefore cannot compete with larger grocery stores prices such as Price Chopper. WesShop is for the essentials and quick pick up items. points should still be primarily used at the traditional dining locations on campus for the bulk of your dining needs.  Points, credit card, Middletown cash accepted.

The Wesleyan Food Truck

Bon Appetit oversees the Univeristy Food Truck which is typically located on the Huss Courtyard near North College when weather permits.  Meal plan, Middletown cash and credit Accepted.



Utilizing Bon Appetit for your on campus event is strongly encouraged but not required.  Utilizing Bon Appetit allows the sponsoring department to bill directly to the department smartkey, avoids traveling to pick up food and having to provide all the plates, napkins, etc.!  If you decide to utilize Bon Appetit, the sponsoring department should always confirm their room reservation before contacting Bon Appetit catering.  You may contact Bon Appetit to review catering options after you have a room confirmation.

Please note that if you select Bon Appetit to cater your event, you may not have a secondary caterer from off campus for liability reasons.  

If you elect to work with an outside caterer you should first contact Michelle Myers-Brown, Director, University Auxiliary Services ( who can walk you through that process as there are separate licenses and insurance requirements that must be obtained before the caterer will be allowed in campus.  The City of Middletown requires any caterer coming to campus to have a recent health inspection, proof of insurance with the University listed as an additional insured and, if your event will include any general public, a one time city permit that the caterer must obtain.  Copies of all required forms must be filed with the Director of Auxiliary Services at least ten business days prior to the event.

Contracted Food Trucks

If you would like a food truck at your event and the Wesleyan Food Truck is not available, the following steps must be followed to determine if your event can invite an off campus truck to your event:

-A written request must be submitted through email to the Director of Auxiliary Services at least three weeks prior to the event date with all pertinent information (Space reservation number, anticipated number of attendees).  Email

-Event organizers must be members of the University community and must provide a university smartkey that will be charged if there are any damages. No other form of payment is acceptable. 

-Select a truck from the approved list of Food Trucks provided to you by the Director of Auxiliary Services; only trucks from list will be approved to be on campus. There is a list of eight approved food trucks who are licensed to operate within the City of Middletown.  You will be provided with this list once you make the initial contact with the Director of Auxiliary Services.

-Contact the approved truck and make arrangements

-Circle back to the Director of Auxiliary Services with the Food Truck information, which will then be added to your EMS reservation.  Information included: recent health inspection report, proof of insurance, copy of city of Middletown permit.

-It is highly recommended that trucks place plywood under their vehicle to insure no leaks occur on University Property.   

-The University cannot stop other food trucks from parking on city streets if they are in legal spaces and have the appropriate city permit.

-When considering whether or not food trucks may be a viable option for an event, departments and student organizations should consider that food trucks can only take cash or credit.  They do not take meal plan points or middletown cash. This may mean that members of our community may not be able to fully participate in an event if they do not have the means to purchase food from the truck. 



Dining Options not managed by Bon Appetit: (prices and policies at these locations are not managed by Wesleyan University)