Dining Options

As a residential university, St. Lawrence requires its students to live and eat on campus during each semester. We operate our own dining service, one of the most student-oriented dining services in the country. Catering to your needs is our prime objective and we truly want to satisfy you. We offer wholesome, nutritious, home style, traditional meals as well as fast food and convenience store foods for those who prefer them. We also provide a variety of local, organic and vegan items as well as specialty items for those with various allergies and food intolerances.

We encourage each student to bring one or two settings of silverware and dishes for use in your room. There are events students celebrate, such as birthdays, when these items are needed. “Souvenirs” from the dining facilities are often used for these occasions, but this increases our cost of serving you. Please help us by bringing a set or two from home.

Meal Plan Choices
Dining services offers you a choice through our variable meal plans that allow a student to choose a dining pattern of his or her choice. Underclass students may choose from two different meal plans, while seniors may choose from three.

Please read through the description of the meal plans.

You will automatically be placed on the Full-Flex Meal Plan; if you prefer the 21-Meal Plan, send your request to sfs@stlawu.edu. You may change your meal plan up to the end of the fifth day of classes. After that time, you will not be able to change your plan until the beginning of the next semester.

We hope you enjoy the fine variety of food and beverages offered by our dining services staff. If you have any questions regarding our program or services in general, please contact us at Lee Hall, phone 315-229-5982.

Recipes from Home
We're always searching for new ideas for our dining hall menus. Often we hear students say, "My Mom makes the best spaghetti I ever had!" or "Why can't you make barbecued chicken as well as Dad can?" In 1987, we began to take students at their word. We invited parents to send recipes from home and the result has been terrific!  So, we invite you to send us your family favorite, or a recipe that hits the spot with your St. Lawrence son or daughter.