Campus Living

Why Local Food?

Everything from pizza dough to pasta sauce is made on-site with ingredients grown within 150 miles of campus, when possible. That means fresh vegetables, meats and poultry free of antibiotics and hormones — and healthier options.

Biodiesel

Local biodiesel generator DieselGreen Fuels recycles all spent vegetable oil from St. Edward's — about 30 gallons per week — into usable fuel.

Dining

At St. Edward's University, living well also means eating well. We've partnered with Bon Appétit, an award-winning food services provider with a track record of using local food and sustainable practices. Together, we stand committed to providing students with a higher grade of dining choices and service.

Students chat with friends or study together over coffee in two cafes on campus. Dining halls feature build-your-own panini, quesadilla and burger stations. Our sustainable, delicious and healthy meals include daily vegetarian entrees and some vegan choices, as well as daily gluten-free options.  The dining halls have plenty of space for students to linger over dinner with friends. Ready-made pastries and other fresh bakery treats will satisfy any sweet tooth.  Dining stations, which change menus daily, serve pasta, sushi, burgers and more. South Congress Market is located in Ragsdale Center, a hub at the center of campus. The Huddle serves Mexican food until late, perfect for nighttime study sessions. Commuter and resident students can dine together for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dining Plans

All students are required to participate in a dining plan. Students living in residence halls have a choice of two dining plans offered at two different pricing levels. Upperclassmen can choose a dining plan with fewer meals.

Hilltopper Cards

Your Hilltopper Card and Topper Tender deposits onto the card allow you full dining flexibility across all campus locations and a variety of nearby restaurants. Meal plans are priced per semester. All unused balances automatically roll over from the fall to the spring semester.

Dining Locations/Options:
Bon Appétit Philosophy

We believe in serving only the freshest food. Food prepared from scratch, using authentic ingredients. Food rich in flavor and nutrition. Food created in a socially responsible manner for the well being of our guests, communities and environment.

Hunt Hall Café

Ground floor of Edmund Hunt Hall. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grill on the Hill offers daily grilled entrees, and rotisserie meat and poultry items. Bon Appétit serves only naturally raised beef and poultry products, free of antibiotics and artificial growth hormones. Other options include Panini Press and a rotating selection of specialty and customized sandwiches. Soup and Salad features a variety of daily soups made from scratch, and fresh produce salads, mostly from seasonal and regional produce grown by local farmers within a 150-mile radius.

The Huddle

Ground floor of Le Mans Hall. Serving Tex-Mex fare. Dine inside, outdoors or take-out.

South Congress Market

Ground floor of the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. South Congress Market offers some global fare, including Bambooz, with its Asian specialties such as sushi, a noodle bar and teriyaki rice bowls. Our grill and entree stations offer all the comfort foods you may be seeking, along with our Italian Market, which features pasta specialties, pizzas, calzones, Italian deli sandwiches and chop salads. Our fresh produce and salad bar abound with farm-fresh, local ingredients. Items from many of our stations are offered in our Express Coolers for those on the run or in need of a quick break.

Meadows Coffeehouse

Ground floor of Ragsdale Center. Serving full coffeehouse drink selections, fresh pastries, bagels and breads, as well as breakfast tacos and lunch sandwiches.

Doyle Café

Ground floor of Doyle Hall. Serving coffeehouse drinks, fresh pastries, bagels and breads, as well as breakfast tacos and lunch sandwiches.

Outtakes

Ground floor of Edmund Hunt Hall in Hunt Hall Café. Serving ready-to-go sandwiches, salads, sushi, desserts, fruit and snacks. Essentials like toiletries and laundry supplies are also available.

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