a past student here
In my experience, I have found the food to be decent and satisfying enough if I had to spend a long day at campus studying or waiting for a class to start. They have a pretty good variety as far as the menu goes, from breakfast meals to lunch/dinner meals to smoothies. They also have a healthier menu, which contains salads, wraps, and low calorie items. I personally have never tried this menu but my friends who have were usually content with it. I will say it is hit or miss with some dishes. For example, the breakfast tacos or croissants are better some mornings than others. Also, some dishes sound pretty promising, but can sometimes end up being not what you expected or just average. Again though, the dishes that I have purchased here were satisfying for me and got me through many long days at campus. It is also a little on the pricey side, might I add, so if you want to save some money it would be a good idea to bring something from home.
As far as the dining areas go, it can get very crowded to the point where there is nowhere to sit or you have to share a table with someone you do not know (hey, that's how we make friends right?). When it is crowded it can be hard to get any work or studying done, due to lack of space and noise level, so I recommend leaving the studying to the learning lab or library. Once the next round of class starts up though tables usually open, and as the day goes on the dining area is a little more clear as well. There is also the option of sitting outside as well, which is nice if the weather is gorgeous. Overall, the dining area was always a good spot to just eat, relax, and socialize with people after class or before you decide to start a long day of studying.