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Montana Tech dining room

Dining Services

Dining services will continue to operate with grill-service only. The daily buffet will be eliminated until further notice. The coffee shop in the Mill Building will remain open. All food service in the SSC will be eliminated for the immediate future.

Montana Tech Dining Services

provides a wide variety of options for your food service needs. From our Fire House Grill to grab-and-go items, our services are convenient, and our food is superior. Services include resident meal plans, pre-paid Digger Dollars for faculty and staff, catering, special dietary needs, sack meals and in-room services.

Contact Information

Any questions about meal plans may be directed to
Sam Hedrick, Director of Dining Services
Office: SUB 206A
Office phone: 406-496-4590

Meal Plans

Meal plans are available for students who live on or off campus.

2019 - 2020 Meal Plan Prices
Meal Plan Rate Per Semester Rate Per Academic Year Notes
All Inclusive $2,731 $5,462 Any student, any building (19 blocks)
The Commuter $2,575 $5,150 Any student, any building (15 blocks)
Upper Class Flex Pass $800 $1,600 Upper class students, LLC* only
Upper Class $1,738 $3,476 Upper class students, any hall
*LLC= Living & Learning Center/SSC Student Success Center

All Inclusive ($150 Montana Moolah*) and the commuter ($100 Montana Moolah*) block meals.
Upper class and the UC Flex Pass are all cash all up front.

*Montana Moolah is a declining balance account that can be spent in all MT Tech Dining Service facilities including The Coffee Mill, SSC Dining, Highlands Café on South Campus, and the Marcus Daly Dining Hall/Convenience Store.

If you do not have a meal plan you can add money to your Digger Card and use Digger Dollars.

Meal plans can be changed during the first two weeks of class.  No changes will be allowed after this time.

Hours and Locations

Marcus Deli
  Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
Breakfast Buffet Service 7 am - 10:30 am 11 am - 5:30 pm (limited menu)
Lunch Buffet* 11 am - 2 pm none
Grill Service** 10:30 am - 6 pm 11 am - 5:30 pm
Salad Bar Service 11 am - 7 pm mini salad bar only
Dinner Buffet* 5 - 7 pm 4 - 5:30 pm
Pit Stop Convenience Store 7 am - 7 pm 11 am - 6 pm

*Lunch and Dinner Buffet Service includes salad bar.

**Grill serves Lunch/Dinner.

Coffee Mill (Mill Building)

Monday - Friday, 7 am - 1 pm

Duggan's Bistro (Student Success Center)

Grab 'n Go & Drinks, Molly's Bake Shop
Monday - Thursday 7 am - 8 pm, Friday 7 am - 5 pm
Breakfast Sandwiches & Breakfast Burritos, Individual Pizzas, Calzones, Toasted Sandwiches
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

South Campus (Highlands College)

Fall 2019 Vending Services Available during normal business hours
Fall 2020 Micro-Market Available during normal business hours

Individual Meal Pricing

Marcus Deli Buffet
Meal Price
Breakfast Buffet $7.00
Lunch Buffet $8.00
Dinner Buffet $9.50
Soup & Salad Bar with Fountain Beverage (Lunch) $7.00
Soup & Salad Bar with Fountain Beverage (Dinner) $8.50

Available to upper class, faculty and staff, and guests.
Diners may pay with cash, credit card, debit card or Digger Dollars.

Other Information


Breakfast Buffet


Chef's Choice Daily: Eggs, Potatoes, Breakfast Meat, French Toast, French Toast Sticks or Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Waffle Bar, Toast Bar, Cereal Bar, Beverage Bar, Breakfast Pastry Selection & Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Lunch Buffet

Chef's Choice Daily: Entrees and Vegetables - Salad Bar, Deli Sandwich Bar, Two Soups - Monday – Friday, Beverage Bar, Dessert Bar, Hand Dipped Ice Cream Selection, Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Dinner Buffet

Chef's Choice Daily: Entrees and Vegetables - Salad Bar, Deli Sandwich Bar, 2 Soups Monday – Friday, Beverage Bar, Dessert Bar, Hand Dipped Ice Cream Selection, Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Chef's Corner

Chef's Choice Daily: Chef’s Choice Daily - Variety of Entrees – Monday – Friday ONLY


In addition to other locations on campus, Digger Dollars can be used at any Dining Services venue. Digger Dollars work as a declining balance system where the customer adds funds to an account which is associated with their Digger Card. It is pay-as-you-go for dining.

Digger Dollar funds remain on your account as long as you are  an active student in the system. Digger Dollars can be purchased in the Digger Card Center located downstairs in the Student Union Building adjacent to the Mail and Copy Center.

  • Digger Dollars can be used anywhere on campus: Bookstore, Mail/Copy Center, Library, Business Office, STAX, Coffee Mill,  Dining Services and vending machines.
  • Digger Dollars are needed on cards to print in computer labs.
  • Digger Dollars carry over from semester to semester. You do not lose Digger dollars ever.  If you graduate and have balance on your card, you can get a refund through the Dean of Students' office.

Montana Moolah (included in student meal plans, see above) can only be used at Dining Services locations.

Montana Tech Catering

Montana Tech Dining Services provides catering for events on and off campus.


Nutrition counseling is available to all students who are on a meal plan. Our Registered Dietitian on the Missoula campus will work with students regarding dietary needs. For more information or to make an appointment, call the director of dining services at 406-496-4590.


A variety of special events are scheduled throughout the year. The purpose of these events is to broaden our guests' culinary horizons and to allow students to experience foods and cultures from around the world. We encourage and welcome your suggestions.


Sack meals are available during the week for students who will be away on class-related matters. A 48-hour notice is required. Call the director of dining services at 406-496-4590 for more information.


In-room services are available to ill or injured students who are unable get to the dining hall. Call the director of dining services at 406-496-4590 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to arrange for a friend or Resident Assistant to pick up your meal.