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Dining

Mealtime at Saint Leo is about more than feeding the body; it’s about feeding the soul.

There’s a reason why all our students—even those with fully-stocked apartment kitchens—flock to the Dining Hall. It’s a place to connect, meet a new friend, plan a fundraiser with sorority sisters, talk career goals with your favorite professor, or gather around the TV tuned to ESPN.

Dining Services is here to serve you! We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, grab-and-go snacks and drinks, event catering, and even birthday cakes.

Locations

Dining Hall

Located on the ground floor of the Student Community Center, Saint Leo’s Dining Hall is the place to connect with friends. The Dining Hall features freshly made and cooked-to-order selections, from pizza to Mongolian grill, and from Southern cuisine to omelets. We also offer an ever-increasing variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hot Meals

Hot meals are available at the Dining Hall during the following times:

Weekdays Weekends
Breakfast:
7:30 – 10:30 a.m. (M–F)
Breakfast:
(Continental)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch:
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (M–F)
Brunch:
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner:
4 – 8 p.m. (M–Th)
4 – 6:30 p.m. (Friday)
Dinner:
4 – 6 p.m.
Omelet station:
(made-to-order)
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (M–F)
 

When hot meals are not being served, there are plenty of choices available throughout the day, including made-from-scratch-soups, sandwiches from the deli bar, a pasta bar, bagels, fresh fruit, cold cereals, a parfait and ice cream bar, and a wide selection of beverages.

FUZ, Saint Leo University Fusion Eatery

Open late and located in the Student Community Center, FUZ is your spot for a quick bite. Grab a quesadilla or a rice bowl, or stop by for made-to-order tacos, burgers, and more. We offer tasty grab-and-go options, including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, sushi, microwavable entrees, and snacks. For your convenience, household, beauty, and personal necessities are also available.

Sunday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Benedict’s Coffeehouse

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With plenty of indoor and outdoor patio seating, Benedict’s is a We Proudly Serve Starbucks® venue featuring hand-crafted beverages and coffees. We also offer a wide variety of gourmet pastries, made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, grab-n-go entrees, and snacks. Meal plans not accepted.

The Hungry Lion Food TruckTheHungryLion_fullcolor_web

Located next to the Student Community Center Lakeside Patio, The Hungry Lion serves a variety of lunch favorites for students on the go. Meal plans not accepted.

Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 6 – 11 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Wellness Center Cafe
Opening Soon! Located at the west end of campus, the poolside café at the new Wellness Center will offer healthy breakfast, made-to-order smoothies, paninis, wraps, and flatbreads. Meal plans will not be accepted.

Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to select a meal plan. Click here to explore meal plan costs.

Meal Plan A: Unlimited

If you are looking for a flexible meal plan so that you can dine several times a day, this is the perfect plan for you. With an unlimited meal plan, you have the opportunity to re-enter the Dining Hall as many times as you like throughout the day, during its normal hours of operation. With this plan, you can take advantage of free equivalency meals at FUZ Fusion Eatery, Monday through Thursday, between 8 to 10 p.m. You also receive $100 in Bonus Bucks, which can be used for purchases for yourself at other dining outlets on campus or for your guests at the Dining Hall. This plan is required for all first-year students and upperclass students residing in traditional housing on campus.

Meal Plan B: 10-Meal Plan

Only available to students living in apartments with kitchens, this plan includes 10 meals per week. Meal Plan B operates on a weekly Sunday through Saturday schedule for the Dining Hall, and any unused meals do not carry over from week to week.

Meal Plan C: 5-Meal Plan

Only available to students living in apartments with kitchens, this plan includes five meals each week and operates on a weekly Sunday through Saturday schedule or the Dining Hall, and any unused meals do not carry over from week to week.

Commuter Meal Plan

Ideal for students who are on campus a few days each week, the Commuter Meal Plan offers students blocks of 10 meals for $120. Meals do not expire.

Special Dietary Needs

Students with disabilities, who require specialized diets may qualify for accommodations. For more information, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at adaoffice@saintleo.edu or (352_588-8464.

Sustainability

As a Catholic university seeking growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of our community and in keeping with our core value of responsible stewardship, Saint Leo is committed to creating an eco-friendly campus.

  • Reusable To-Go Containers: Say goodbye to Styrofoam waste. We use durable, reusable plastic containers for all to-go orders. Pay a one-time $3 fee for your container, then bring it back anytime.
  • Washable Dishes & Flatware: Saint Leo washes reusable plates, silverware and cups rather than relying on the disposable stuff. We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
  • Tray-less Dining: It's proven. No trays in the Dining Hall means less wasted food and fewer dishes to wash. This initiative helps reduce our carbon footprint by reducing landfill and food waste, electricity and sewage, and preserving natural resources.


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