Texas Tech University

Dining Options

Open Dining

Residents are encouraged to eat at the all-you-care-to-eat options: The Market at Stangel/ Murdough; Sam's Place Mini- markets; The Fresh Plate food emporium at Bledsoe/Gordon; Kiosks; Retail Outlets and the Student Union during the year.

This open dining concept gives residents the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of choices at each meal. Open dining also allows residents to eat at dining facilities close to their classes or at locations that offer extended meal serving hours.


Pressed for time during your busy day? Grab-n-Go items can be the answer! Grab-n-Go food choices are prepared fresh by our head production chef right here on campus and can be purchased at a variety of Hospitality Services' locations. In a hurry? Try one of our gourmet sandwiches that are made with Healthy Ones® meats on a variety of specialty breads and rolls. Quick items such as seasonal fruit cups, fruit parfaits, and ready-to-go chicken salad sandwiches are available in most Sam's Place Minimarkets around campus and the Student Union outlets.

Late-Night Hours

The Market at Stangel/Murdough offers late-night service Monday through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Stop in for that late-night burger from the Smokehouse Grill or grab a quick study snack from The Market Cafe. Dining Bucks at a reduced purchase discount of 30%, Raider Cash, cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted during late-night hours.

Additionally, Sam's Place Mini-markets at Murray, West, Wall/ Gates and Sneed are available for late-night service. Times vary by location. Serving hours, locations and menu items are subject to change without notice.

Special Events

Hospitality Services makes eating fun, and we are proud to have won numerous awards in the Theme Dinner category from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Special events change the daily routine into exciting dining options! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more info on special events!