After two weeks at CMU, I can boast of eating more than 14 meals for free !
Places like the 6th floor at Gates always have some leftovers. Actually, there is a camera which is supposed to overlook the free food table – http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aothman/cokecam.html So, you can remotely monitor from anywhere in CMU. How cool is that ?
There are tons of events on campus and you just need to look out for notices, mailing lists.
I was under the impression that I was the only one so mad about saving money by having free food. But then I realized its Carnegie – the land of geekiness. Greg Woloschyn, a undergrad from CMU actually used to search for “free food” on tons of mailing lists. Not a bad idea but then he went ahead and made a website – https://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2011/March/march22_foodbotwinssmiley.shtml
So, why is there so much free food ? Frankly speaking, I don’t care. I just want to eat 🙂