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Memorial Union Dining Services

dining services for our campus community and the public

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

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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 three dining options including the Sub Connection sandwich and soup station, the Tres Habaneros Mexican cuisine station, and the Grille@Emporia State breakfast, burgers, chicken, and fries/tots station. The HX also offers a variety of bottled and fountain beverages and grab-and-go snacks.

Regular Semester Hours | Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm

  • Grille@Emporia State: Breakfast 8am-10:30am, Lunch & Dinner 11am-6pm
  • Sub Connection: Lunch & Dinner 11am-6pm
  • Tres Habaneros: Lunch & Dinner 11am-6pm

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.

Regular Semester Hours | Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm & 4:30pm-7pm

  • Breakfast 7am-9:30am
  • Waffles & Continental Breakfast 9:30am-11am
  • Lunch 11am-2pm
  • Dinner 4:30pm-7pm

Regular Semester Hours | Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am-1pm & 5pm-7pm

  • Brunch 11:30am-1pm
  • Dinner 5pm-7pm

Door Prices

  • Breakfast $6.49
  • Brunch, Lunch & Dinner $8.99
  • Kids 6-12 $5.25 for all meals
  • Kids 5 & under eat free


Fully licensed store offering a full menu of coffee, specialty beverages, pasties and breakfast sandwiches.

Regular Semester Hours | Monday-Friday, 6:30am-9pm


Buzzcotti is the union's convenience store offering a wide variety of food, snack and basic essentials, including a smoothie bar.

Regular Semester Hours | Monday-Friday, 7:45am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm

Slice of Life

The Slice of Life, is a retail dining venue located on the west end main level of the Memorial Union, outside the Hornets Nest. The Slice of Life is a retail dining option including: pizza, sub sandwiches, salad, bread sticks and fountain beverages.

Regular Semester Hours | Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm

Meal Plan Frequently Asked Questions

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