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.
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
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
- 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