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Memorial Union Dining Services

Dining services for our campus community and the public




  • 7:00am-10:30am
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm

Weekends and Holidays

  • 11:30am-1:00pm
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm

Hornet Express (Monday - Friday)

  • 8:00am-7:00pm

Slice of Life

  • Closed

Starbucks (Monday - Friday)

  • Due to staffing issues the beginning of Fall 2023 - hours will be limited until fully staffed.  Follow @ESUDining for up-to-date open times.
  • 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Use Grub Hub to place your order


  • Closed

Additional Information

Contactless payment preferred — meal plans, declining balance on ID cards, credit/debit cards; limited cash transactions

Dining Services with Sodexo

Emporia State University partners with Sodexo to provide residential and retail dining services, as well as catering services, for the campus community. Below is information about the dining venues located in the Memorial Union and meal plans available to the campus community.

Meal Plan options

Explore the options for meal plans at Emporia State.

Dining Venues

Hornet Express

The Hornet Express, or HX, is a retail dining venue located on the main level of the Memorial Union. The HX offers two dining options including the Sub Connection sandwich and soup station and the Grille@Emporia State burgers, chicken, and fries/tots station. The HX also offers a variety of bottled and fountain beverages and grab-and-go snacks.

Hornets Nest

The Hornets Nest is the residential dining facility located on the west end of the main level of the Memorial Union. The Hornets Nest is the main dining hall for students.

Door Prices

  • Breakfast $6.93
  • Brunch, Lunch & Dinner $9.63
  • Kids 6-12 $5.25 for all meals
  • Kids 5 & under eat free


Fully licensed store offering a full menu of coffee, specialty beverages, pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Orders can be made through the Grubhub app.

Meal Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Go here for answers to the most common questions and meal plan pricing