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Dining Services

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.


Café 36

 

  • Named in honor of the 36 acres of land that started the university, Café 36 sits on the pool-level floor of the Wellness Center and serves healthy food options, including smoothies, salads, wraps, and snacks. The venue offers a pick-up window from the pool patio area and an indoor seating area. Meal plans will not be accepted.

  • Cafe 36 Logo

Benedict’s Coffeehouse

 

  • 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.

  • Benedict's Coffeehouse Logo

FUZ

 

  • 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.

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Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to select a meal plan.

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 $140. 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.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

So that you are able to get the most from our services, we request that you adhere to the following procedures:

  • Please bus your own tables when finished eating.
  • Please do not remove food, dishes, or utensils from the dining area.
  • Meal cards (student IDs) are nontransferable. Do not your card to anyone, or borrow one from someone else.
  • You must present your card and/or GET mobile ID for validation at each meal and every Bonus Bucks transaction.
  • Proper footwear and clothing must be worn at all times in a dining facility.
  • Take valuables with you to your seat; the university is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

These policies are strictly enforced.

In case of a missing ID card, please go to Student Financial Support Center in Saint Edward Hall for a replacement card. Remember, without your student ID, you will have to pay cash or credit.

*If enrolled in the GET mobile app, no ID is required.

If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Each semester you are allowed to get two (2) vouchers that allow entrance into the Dining Hall without an ID.

*If enrolled in the GET mobile app, no ID is required.

If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Are you visiting with a friend or family member? You are welcome to enjoy a meal with them in our Dining Hall. Guest prices are as follows: Breakfast: $11 | Lunch: $12 | Dinner: $13 | Weekend Brunch: $12

If you are on the unlimited meal plan, you can use your Bonus Bucks, Lions Loot, or 5-, 10- or commuter-meal plans to bring a guest.

If you are out of meal “swipes,” a credit card is acceptable.

*Same applies to GET mobile app.

If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Your student ID is very important and must be presented every time to eat any meal and gain entrance into the Dining Hall. Please feel free to inquire about your current account balance at any time. It is important that you monitor your balance to ensure that you are properly budgeting your account during the semester. In addition, our Dining Services staff will monitor each account and notify you if your balance is getting low.

Your meal card (or the GET mobile app) is required for all transactions and is nontransferable, therefore, only you can obtain a meal with your card. Your card can be used for unlimited entry into the Dining Hall throughout the day. Bonus Bucks can be used at all dining service facilities on campus during regularly scheduled hours.

*Same applies with the GET mobile app.

Dining Staff

P.O. Box 2334
St. Leo, FL 33574
(352) 588-8421
(352) 588-8204 (fax)
 
Justin Bush
Director
(352) 588-8891
justin.bush@saintleo.edu
Robin Lavalle
Dining Service Manager
(352) 588-6409
dining.services@saintleo.edu
Cynthia “Cindy” LiVeli
Catering Manager
(352) 588-8345
catering@saintleo.edu
Reynaldo “Rey” DeJesus
Retail Manager
(352) 588-8860
retail.dining@saintleo.edu
Sheryll McCarty
Senior Coordinator
(352) 588-8421
sheryll.mccarty@saintleo.edu