Students sitting down together for a meal and a discussion at several tables throughout Dana Dining Hall.

Dining

Always Prepared With Care

Compassion and care are central to what we do. From offering healthy and sustainable meal options to proactively addressing your dietary needs, we are proud of the service we provide at our dining center and campus eateries. Your dining experience should feel like a meal at your own kitchen table, and we’ll fill it with fresh, healthy, and exciting meals every day.

Students eating at Dana Dining Hall

Dana Dining Hall

Our main dining hall, Dana, is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. It’s the most convenient way for students to fuel up for their day. Our warm, friendly environment is perfect for enjoying meals with your friends or grabbing a quick bite to eat between classes. 

Meals are served buffet-style, with a made-to-order sandwich station also available. There’s also a salad bar stocked with fresh veggies, fruit, and toppings, soft-serve machines, and a popular cereal bar.  

Other Campus Eateries

In addition to Dana, we provide made-to-order, grab-and-go, and takeout-oriented meals at our other five campus eateries located across campus. Meal exchanges and dining dollars can be used at each of these locations as part of your meal plan.

Sullivan student Center interior

Northstar Café 

Known on campus as “the Pub,” the Northstar Café opens early, stays open late and is located on the lower level of the Sullivan Student Center. The café offers a wide variety of made-to-order menu options like breakfast all day, sandwiches and wraps, grilled items, a stone hearth pizza station, and more. The café also includes Jack’s Corner, which features a grocery experience, and a Sun Coffee Roasters coffee bar.

Newell Fitness Center lobby

Time Out Café

Located in the Newell Field House, this café is open on weekdays during lunch and is the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat. Menu items include made-to-order sandwiches and wraps, soup, snacks, and a variety of beverages.

 

Meadow in front of the Johnson Hall of Science

Grab and Go
at Johnson Hall of Science

Classes and labs keep students busy, which is why the Grab and Go is in the perfect location. Grab a lunchtime soup or sandwich special Monday through Friday.

 

Students eating at Spartacus Cafe

Spartacus Café

Named after a movie that Kirk Douglas, Class of 1939, starred in, Spartacus Café is another daytime option during the week that offers sandwiches and snacks, as well as specialty salads and paninis. 

Spartacus Café is also the dining space most frequently home to The Farm, a wildly popular pop-up student-run café that features locally-sourced sustainably grown food.  

Pub 56

Pub 56

Located between Hulett and Jencks residences, Pub 56 offers pub-style snacks in the evenings for students enjoying the latest comedian to visit campus or an open-mic night. There is also a bar for students 21 and older to enjoy responsibly. Pub 56 has limited hours but students, clubs, and organizations can reserve it for special events.

What Makes Dining at St. Lawrence Special

Theme Dinners

Students enjoy regular theme dinners, planned by our dining staff, including:

  • Canadian Thanksgiving 
  • Adirondack (offered outside!)
  • Cultural Celebrations (featuring cuisine from around the world)
  • Super Bowl Sunday

Fields outside of the Sustainability Program campus

Dine Like a Locavore

We work with local farms (including our own!) to continually provide you with nutritious, sustainable, and seasonal whole food options.

Cookies

Treat Yourself

Nearly all of our baked goods-including our famous Pub Cookies you get while touring campus-are homemade and crafted right on campus.

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Pub Cookies baked each day

Top-Notch Dining Options

In recent years, The Daily Meal and Niche.com have recognized our dining options as some of the best among American colleges and universities.

Napkin Notes

One of several ways students are able to give feedback to our Dining Services team—and see changes!

Recipes From home

This beloved campus tradition gives students the chance to submit their best family recipes for us to share with all of campus. (We’ll even name the meal after you, too!)

Waffle

Dana Brunch

Enjoy a comforting meal with friends and eat your fill during our weekly Sunday brunch.

Food

Nutritious and Sustainable

Your health is our priority. We test every recipe for nutritional value, prioritizing whole foods over processed, and locally-sourced, organic products over artificial ones. You’ll be able to mix and match your favorite comfort foods with new, healthful options that keep you energized and feeling great!

Students Making meals

Student-Run Green Café

Welcome to The Farm, a student-run café featuring locally-sourced sustainably grown food made possible through collaborative partnerships between our Sustainability Program, Dining Services, and the business in the liberal arts academic program. Make sure you’re on their list of reservations!

People eating

Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

When it comes to serving students who have allergies, dietary restrictions, and food anxieties, our service is second to none. We meet with all students individually to understand their needs, address their concerns, and create accessible solutions. Want to test it out? Contact Admissions prior to your campus visit, and we can work on a meal just for your needs.

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