Saint Mary's partners with Notre Dame's Dining Services to provide the best nutrition and expanded options within the tri-campus community. We commit to the health of our community every day by diversifying the nutritional profiles of our menus to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences. See for yourself the quality of the Saint Mary’s dining experience. 

Tri-Campus Dining with Notre Dame and Holy Cross

At no additional cost, Saint Mary’s students have the option to eat at any dining hall on all three campuses. What's more, our shared Flex Points program (think of these as funds available on a debit card) allow Saint Mary's students to eat at Notre Dame's on-campus retail dining locations like Smashburger, Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, and many more. On Saint Mary's campus, Flex Points can be used at 1844 Grill and Murphy's, providing tri-campus students with convenient and flexible food options every day of the week.

Noble Family Dining Hall

The Noble Family Dining Hall is Saint Mary’s primary student meal location at Saint Mary's. Featuring carefully prepared meals to meet a variety of dietary needs, such as gluten free and plant-based diets, the dining hall is where students gather to eat, visit, make plans, and study. The Bistro offers a daily themed meal option, while a robust salad bar, grill, pizza and pasta stations offer popular weekly features that attract students to Saint Mary's from all three campuses. Click here for nutritional information and detailed daily menus for Noble Family Dining Hall at Saint Mary’s.

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Menus for Noble Family Dining Hall

Hours of Operation

(beginning Monday, August 21)

Monday — Thursday
Breakfast: 7–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30–8 p.m.

Breakfast: 7–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30–7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Continental: 9 –10 a.m.
Brunch: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30–7 p.m.

1844 Grill

The 1844 Grill features made-to-order individual pizzas, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, flatbreads, deli sandwiches, and pastries. Gluten free and plant-based options are also available. Other features include:

  • A full signature Starbucks service, featuring baristas who serve freshly brewed coffee, made-to-order espresso drinks, and blended beverages.
  • Grab-N-Go Program: The Grill offers enhanced pick-up and take-away options, including fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, pastries, and an assortment of snacks and beverages. These menu items are designed for dining on-the-go and can be purchased by exchanging a meal swipe or with Flex Points.
  • The Convenience Store is open, with enhanced stock and supplies to meet your day-to-day living needs.

Hours of Operation

Monday — Friday
Open at 8 a.m.          
Saturday and Sunday
Open at 11 a.m.

Closing time listed on door of café.

Murphy’s Café

Murphy’s Cafe offers a full menu of healthier options designed to power your workout or study session, including made-to-order smoothies, flatbreads, crepes, wraps, rice bowls, and much more. Murphy’s is part of Freshens, a healthy, sustainable “fresh casual” concept offering food inspired by fresh ingredients. Guests can choose from a variety of ingredients to create vegetarian, gluten free and plant-based meals. Freshens is committed to food with a purpose, and as such, will only serve ingredients that mirror these values. For more information on Freshens commitment to sustainability, click here.

Hours of Operation

Monday — Friday
10 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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Meet the Campus Dining at Saint Mary's Team

Dan Patterson

Dan Patterson
Assistant Director
(574) 334-1987

Charu Pant

Charu Pant
Executive Chef
(574) 334-1987

Jocelyn Antonelli

Jocie Antonelli
Nutrition Services Program Director
(574) 631-0106

Nutritional Counseling

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Whether it’s the initial transition away from home, or coping with the pressures of coursework and exams, many students benefit from individual coaching on nutrition and eating habits. Our nutrition services program director, Jocie Antonelli, is a registered dietitian whose expertise in developing nutrition strategies is matched by the relationships she develops with students as she guides them toward making more healthful choices.

Food Allergies and Other Dietary Considerations

If you have a food allergy, celiac disease, or other dietary considerations, Campus Dining at Saint Mary’s will work with you to ensure your specific needs are being met. Be assured that our managers, chefs, and leads are certified in food allergies and celiac disease. We use a labeling system that identifies the nine major allergens, and we have gluten free and other specialty products available to accommodate your needs.

To get started, please register your needs using the Food Allergy and Medical Condition Action Plan. 

For nutritional advising or if you have dietary questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact Jocie Antonelli at (574) 631-0106 or

**On occasion, due to supply chain issues or special chef creations, fluorescent starburst signs may be posted by an item. There will be a note indicating no food allergy or ingredient info is available. Those with food allergies or celiac disease should avoid these dishes or ask to speak with the chef for further information.

***For those with Food Allergies, Gluten, or Other Dietary Restrictions
Please be advised that any food items deep-fried have the potential to be cross contaminated with allergens and/or gluten.  We do not have dedicated fryers for each item and multiple foods may be fried in the same oil.  If you have dietary restrictions, consuming fried foods may cause an adverse reaction. If you are unsure what items are fried, please ask. 

Meal Plan Pricing for On-Campus Students

Full meal plans are included in the cost of room and board for all on-campus undergraduate students. All residential students (First Years, Sophomores,Juniors and Seniors) are automatically enrolled in the Any Campus 15/$250 Plan, which includes 15 meals a week and $250 in Flex Points per semester. All students have the option to change to the Any Campus 19/$100 Plan, which includes 19 meals a week and $100 in Flex Points per semester, until August 31, 2024.

Off-Campus, Commuter, and Graduate Student Meal Plan Pricing Options

For students not living on campus, we offer multiple options to suit your needs for on-campus dining. Meal swipes may be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, special events, and all holiday meals as well.

Saint Mary’s Exclusive Dining

To be used at the Noble Family Dining Hall on the Saint Mary's campus.

50 meal swipes — $545

Tri-Campus Dining

For use across the tri-campus community, this option provides the greatest flexibility if you are routinely on the Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, and/or Holy Cross campuses.

  • Select 230. 230 meals: $3320
  • Select 150. 150 meals and $275 in Flex Points: $2670
  • Select 120. 120 meals and $150 in Flex Points: $2115
  • Select 80. 80 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $1480
  • Select 50. 50 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $990
  • Select 32. 32 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $685
  • Select 25. 25 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $565


+What are Flex Points?

Flex Points are part of your dining plan and can be used like a debit card at retail dining locations across the tri-campus community. At Saint Mary’s, Flex Points can be used at the 1844 Grill and Murphy's Cafe, as well as at all Notre Dame on-campus retail dining locations (e.g., Au Bon Pain, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Chick-fil-A, Modern Market, Starbucks, Taco Bell and many more.)

+Can I add Flex Points to my account?

Flex points can be added twice a year, usually the week before Fall and Spring break.   Information will be sent out via email at the time of this event.

+I have food allergies or dietary restrictions for personal or religious reasons. Who can I contact about this?

Students may be out on their own for the first time, navigating the reality and seriousness of their dietary restrictions by themselves.  We want your dining experiences to be safe.  Our Campus Dining team is eager to assist students with allergies and other dietary considerations.  Please request nutritional consultation with our dietitian, Jocie Antonelli at (574) 631-0106 or You can also register your needs using the Food Allergy and Medical Condition Action Plan.  Knowing in advance about dietary restrictions and allergies helps us work together to  prevent problems.

+I live off campus. Is there a meal plan for me?

A la carte pricing for the Noble Family Dining Hall, 1844 Grill, and Murphy’s is available for students who live off campus.  

+Are seniors living in Opus required to buy a meal plan?

The College requires meal plans for all students living on campus. Limited plans are available.