On-Campus Dining

With many fantastic options to choose from, UM-Dearborn Dining by Picasso Group has got you covered. Whether it's your morning coffee before class, a between-classes lunch, or an evening bite, McKinley Cafe in the James C. Renick University Center, Mug Life coffee shop in Mardigian Library, and Vending Services offer a wide variety of meals, snacks and beverages to meet your needs.

Pre-Paid Meal Options

Satisfy Your Search for Tasty Refreshment with Ease!

Join the UM-Dearborn Meal Plan. The plan places the power in the palm of your hand, either on your phone or your meal card!

The UM-Dearborn Meal Plan is a declining balance program which is similar to a debit account.  Each time you make a purchase at one of our outlets with your Meal Plan Card or Phone QR Code, the amount is automatically deducted from your available balance.

Use your Meal Plan at the following convenient campus locations:

McKinley Café-James C. Renick University Center
Mug Life Café-Mardigian Library

University Center, McKinley Cafe

McKinley Café is the heart of culinary service on main campus. Picasso Deli, the Grille (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), the Expo (daily full-meal specials), piping hot pizza, famous mac & cheese, delicious soups, salad bar, grab & go items, assorted beverages, and Starbucks.

Mardigian Library, Mug Life Café

A cozy, artistic atmosphere awaits you in this convenient coffee shop. Drop in to fortify yourself during day or evening study time. Meet up with your friends and enjoy sandwiches, soups, snacks, and Starbucks.

Vending Services

Conveniently located throughout our campus facilities:

  • State-of-the-art soda and snack machines
  • All machines equipped with credit card readers
  • Wide product variety for students, staff & faculty
  • Touchscreen/video monitors on machines-displays nutritional and other information
  • Commitment to M-Healthy offerings.