State Tech offers on campus dining at the Main Stream Café in the lower level of the Information Technology Center and at the Orbit Lounge in the Activity Center.

Cafeteria Hours


Main Stream Café

The Main Stream Café is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hot meal options are available at the following times:

Hot Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Hot Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fall 2020 - Mainstream Café will be open with social distancing measures in place (Orbit Lounge will be closed). All patrons of the cafeteria should wear masks or social distance while in line.  The café seating has been reduced and separations put in place to allow for appropriate distance between patrons.  Reusable containers will be available in the same fashion as currently available for take-out options. Containers can be purchased for $10 at the entrance to the cafeteria.  Two food lines will service patrons to reduce congestion and allow social distancing.  Signage will be installed to direct each line.  Other safety measures in place:

  • All campus dining staff will wear face coverings during work shifts.
  • Plexiglass protective barriers will be between dining staff and food lines.  Cutlery will be individually wrapped.
  • Condiments and napkins will no longer be on tables but will be available at a central location.
  • Beverage machines will be sanitized every hour during service.
  • All high-touchpoint, non-food-contact surfaces will be sanitized every 2 hours during service.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on all tables and at the cafeteria entrance.

Orbit Lounge (will be closed for the fall of 2020)

Hot Dinner: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.

Orbit Lounge After Dark* (will be closed for the fall of 2020)

Open from 6:30-10:00 Monday-Friday

Contact us with questions about dietary restrictions, menu options or special dietary requests.

Call: 573-897-5107

Students living on-campus are required to purchase  Meal plans  and the cost of the plan is added to the student’s account.  Commuter students may purchase a meal plan by contacting the Financial Services Coordinator (573-897-5121) located at the Cashier window in the Information Technology Center.

Meal plans are non-refundable after the start of each semester.  For more information about meal plans, please visit

*Orbit Lounge after dark food can not be purchased with meal plan. Cash or card only.

Food To Go

You can always get you food to go at either cafeteria on campus. First you must purchase a reusable to go box for $10 and/or a cup for $2. Just bring the box and/or cup back during your next visit and exchange it for a clean one.