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29 Ways To Hack Your College Dining Hall

All the cool stuff you can make with your meal points.

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Because eating in college doesn't have to suck. That's why we're here.

All photos and hacks originally appeared on Spoon University.

1. Southwest Breakfast Burrito

Yes, this is made in a crappy dining hall. Learn how here.
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Yes, this is made in a crappy dining hall. Learn how here.

2. French Toast in a Mug

For when you need brunch but they already started serving lunch. Make it like this.
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For when you need brunch but they already started serving lunch. Make it like this.

3. Deconstructed Taco On-The-Go

Late night or for class, this is the hack of the century.
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Late night or for class, this is the hack of the century.

4. Mason Jar Pasta Salad

A little from the pasta station, a little from the salad bar, some meat from the sandwich spot and you're golden. Full ingredients here.
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A little from the pasta station, a little from the salad bar, some meat from the sandwich spot and you're golden. Full ingredients here.

5. Waffle Sandwich

Because waffles > white bread. Learn how to hack it here.
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Because waffles > white bread. Learn how to hack it here.

6. DIY Shirley Temple

Wizardry. Hack right here.
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Wizardry. Hack right here.

7. Copycat Portillo's Cake Shake

Make-shift at its finest. Here's how.
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Make-shift at its finest. Here's how.

8. Chipotle Burrito Bowl Jar

For when you're on the go. Here's how.
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For when you're on the go. Here's how.

9. Chocolate Overload Oatmeal

Dessert for breakfast. Here's how.
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Dessert for breakfast. Here's how.

10. Cream Cheese French Toast with "Caramelized" Bananas

Sunday hangover brunch, anyone? Here's how.
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Sunday hangover brunch, anyone? Here's how.

11. Veggie Delight

This sandwich though. Learn how to hack it here.
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This sandwich though. Learn how to hack it here.

12. Stacked Waffle Parfait

Oh my gooey-ness. Hack it like this.
Irene Kim / Via spoonuniversity.com

Oh my gooey-ness. Hack it like this.

13. Taste-Just-Like Apple Pie

This combo of flavors legit tastes like the real thing. Learn what they are here.
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This combo of flavors legit tastes like the real thing. Learn what they are here.

14. Fairy Bread

Janky, but sweet. Deets here.
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Janky, but sweet. Deets here.

16. Healthy Banana Split

So damn easy. Recipe here.
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So damn easy. Recipe here.

17. Belgian Waffle Sliders

S'cute. Here's how.
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S'cute. Here's how.

18. Makeshift Deviled Eggs

Easier than you'd think. Info here.
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Easier than you'd think. Info here.

19. Savory Oatmeal

Porridge no more. Learn how to upgrade here.
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Porridge no more. Learn how to upgrade here.

20. Pizza Panini

Hybrid like a champ. Learn how here.
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Hybrid like a champ. Learn how here.

21. Dessert Panini

Enough grilled cheese. Nutella here.
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Enough grilled cheese. Nutella here.

22. Dining Hall Bruschetta

Bougie. Here's how.
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Bougie. Here's how.

23. Pico de Gallo

Make use of that salad bar. Easy recipe here.
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Make use of that salad bar. Easy recipe here.

24. Root Beer Float

Betcha never thought you could indulge in the dining hall. Learn how here.
Joyce Li / Via spoonuniversity.com

Betcha never thought you could indulge in the dining hall. Learn how here.

25. Tater Tot Grilled Cheese

Waiting in line for the waffle maker is suddenly worth it. Full recipe here.
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Waiting in line for the waffle maker is suddenly worth it. Full recipe here.

26. Tabouleh Panini

Here's what you'll need.
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27. Pizza Mac

All you need is some Easy Mac and a trip to the salad bar. Full deets and 6 more Easy Mac hacks right here.
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All you need is some Easy Mac and a trip to the salad bar. Full deets and 6 more Easy Mac hacks right here.

28. 3-Ingredient Baked Apple

So fresh. Here's how.
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So fresh. Here's how.

29. White Wine Sangria

All you need is to bring the wine. Recipe here.
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All you need is to bring the wine. Recipe here.

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