The Lyco Lowdown: An Insider's View of Life at Lycoming

How's the Food, You Ask?

Posted by Jay Patel on Dec 30, 2016 10:04:00 AM

To be quite frank, the food at Lycoming College is typically satisfying: not the best, but not the worst. There are some exceptions, however. Some days the food on campus is so good that I unbuckle my belt to make room for more! Then, some days, I resort to scavenging my friends' rooms and devouring several cups of Maruchan noodles.

Dining Services at Lycoming College

The key to my heart is food, so some days Lyco wins my heart, and some days, Lyco loses it. I also have to be honest, as an international student, half of the food at Lycoming is food I have never tried before. Have you ever had a walking taco in a Doritos bag before? Have you ever made your own tater tot salad at a tater tot bar? Have you ever created your own pirogi dish? Have you ever had fried Oreos? If you answered no to any of those questions, you definitely need to visit the Wertz Dining Hall. Regardless of those options, the food is still hit-and-miss, in my opinion.

Besides having one main dining hall, students at Lycoming have two other options for food on campus. The first option is Cafe 1812. Cafe 1812 serves breakfast and lunch. You can pay using flex money, a meal swipe, or cash. This is essentially an on-campus Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts disguised with the name Cafe 1812. The other option is Jack's Corner. Jack's is open from 7:00pm - 1:00am and uses the flex system or cash. The food here includes fried apps, giant burritos and pizzas, and is used for late-night binges. 

Despite good options on campus, if you want something else, there's lots of food places near the campus. About a 5-minute drive down the street, there's a plethora of restaurants: Taco Bell, Denny's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Papa John's, TGI Friday's, Olive Garden - the list goes on and on. If you're looking for more diversity, there are several Chinese, Japanese and Korean restaurants nearby (although sadly no Indian restaurants). In addition to chain restaurants, there are several great Williamsport favorites, including the Bullfrog Brewery and the Sticky Elbow.

If you don't have a car and don't want to walk or catch a bus, you can still always order a pizza. If Domino's isn't on one of your speed dials by the end of the semester, you must not have studied until 2:00am. Finding a Lyco student without easy access to Dominos' number is hard to do! Anyways, there are a huge variety of options nearby if one doesn't like the dining hall. If you want food, you will find food.

The best way to find out about the food at Lycoming is to try it for yourself! Set up a visit today, and stop at the dining hall while you're with us on campus.

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Topics: Student Life, Campus Dining

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