Campus Dining at Saint Mary's College

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 Cafe 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.

For questions related to campus dining, please contact campusdining@saintmarys.edu.

 

Menus for Noble Family Dining Hall

Hours of Operation

(beginning Monday, August 23)

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

Friday
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 Café

The 1844 Café features made-to-order individual pizzas, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, flatbreads, deli sandwiches, and pastries. Gluten free and plant-based options are also available. New this year will be the addition of macaroni and cheese bowls. 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 Café 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.
  • Belles at Home Meal Kits are back! Belles at Home Meal Kits can be found in the 1844 Cafe and are a great way for students to prepare meals on their own time. Each meal kit contains the raw ingredients and recipe card to build a meal from scratch. The Belles at Home Meal Kits can be purchased by exchanging a meal swipe, no Flex Points required. A la carte pricing is also available for anyone—College employees included.

Hours of Operation

Monday — Friday
8 a.m.–9 p.m.           
Saturday and Sunday
12–9 p.m.

Grill Closes daily at 5:30 until staffing level are increased

Murphy’s Café

Murphy’s Cafe offers a full menu of healthy 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.–4:30 p.m.

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Meet the Campus Dining at Saint Mary's Team

Dan Patterson

Dan Patterson
Assistant Director
(574) 284-5345
dpatterson@saintmarys.edu

Charu Pant

Charu Pant
Executive Chef
(574) 284-4140
cpant@saintmarys.edu

Jocelyn Antonelli

Jocie Antonelli
Nutrition Services Program Director
(574) 631-0106
jantonel@nd.edu


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 eight 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 jantonel@nd.edu.

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. 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. New first-year students are automatically enrolled in the Any Campus 19/$100 Plan, which includes 19 meals a week and $100 in Flex Points per semester. New first-year students have the option in the first few weeks of each academic year to change to the Any Campus 15/$250 Plan.

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 — $500

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. (Begins August 18, 2021 and run through December 18, 2021. )

  • Select 230. 230 meals: $3056
  • Select 150. 150 meals and $275 in Flex Points: $2453
  • Select 120. 120 meals and $150 in Flex Points: $1945
  • Select 80. 80 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $1,355
  • Select 50. 50 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $911
  • Select 32. 32 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $632
  • Select 25. 25 meals and $110 in Flex Points: $521

Dining Safety

Because the majority of the Saint Mary’s population will be vaccinated when students return in the fall, the Noble Family Dining Hall has resumed its pre-pandemic configuration. As we continue to monitor and follow local, county, and state health data, we will adjust our dining services if the need arises for increased safety measures. Outdoor tables and seating is available for carry-out dining for individuals who feel more comfortable in an open-air environment.


FAQs

+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 Cafe and Murphy's Cafe, as well as at all Notre Dame on-campus retail dining locations (e.g., Au Bon Pain, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Hagerty Family Cafe, Modern Market, Starbucks, Taco Bell and many more.)

+Can I add Flex Points to my account?

Unfortunately at this time students are unable to add additional flex points to their account. Campus Dining is anticipating adding this feature in the future.

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

Our Campus Dining team is eager to assist students with allergies and other dietary considerations. We have a full-time nutritionist on staff to ensure that all students’ needs are met. To request nutritional counseling or a dietary consultation, contact Jocie Antonelli at (574) 631-0106 or jantonel@nd.edu. You can also register your needs using the Food Allergy and Medical Condition Action Plan. 

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

A la carte pricing for the Noble Family Dining Hall, 1844 Cafe, and Murphy’s is available for students who live off campus. Belles at Home Meal Kits can also be purchased at the 1844 Cafe. 

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

The College is requiring full meal plans for all students living on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. To offset some of the financial concerns for our seniors, Saint Mary’s has enhanced the Flex Points program and expanded the Belles at Home meal kits, available at 1844 Cafe.