Bud Selig inside Four Lakes Market

Dining for Non-Residents

Welcome All Students, Faculty, Staff & Public Guests!

University Housing residents, UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and the general public can eat at any of our six dining locations via a variety of payment methods, depending on their affiliation with UW-Madison and personal preference. Payment methods include Wiscard (UW-Madison photo ID card for students, faculty, and staff) or credit card/debit card.

We invite you to visit our dining markets, coffee shops, and convenience stores during the academic year for your meals, snacks, and specialty coffee drinks. University Housing Dining and Culinary Services offers high quality food, affordable prices, and daily specials.

Payment Methods


Non-resident customers who pay with their Wiscard account receive a 5% discount on food purchases at University Housing and Wisconsin Union dining locations. In addition, all enrolled UW-Madison students are exempt from sales tax on food purchases when paying with Wiscard, saving an additional 5.5% at most campus dining locations.

You can deposit funds onto your Wiscard online, by mail, by phone, or in person. Your purchases will be deducted from your Wiscard account at the register, and your account balance will be shown on the receipt.

Credit Card and Debit Card

Housing dining locations now accept Visa, Discover, and MasterCard for credit card payments. To keep checkout lines moving efficiently, we are a cashless dining operation–cash and check are not accepted.  Credit card/debit card payment methods do not qualify for the 5% Wiscard discount or the student sales tax exemption.

Door Prices – 2023-24 Academic Year

Meal Non-Resident Price
Breakfast $9.49
Lunch $12.14
Dinner $12.70