Dining Services

Welcome!

St. Lawrence University is a four-year residential University, requiring 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 items for those who prefer them. 

Local Foods and Sustainable Products

Dining Services works in partnership with North Country Grown Cooperative and other local businesses to provide local foods on our menus.  Some of our local products include maple syrup, milk, apple cider, spring water and local produce in season.  We are proud to serve organic fair trade coffee as well.

We also purchase bio-degradable products such as napkins, disposable plates and take-out containers.

Recipes from Home Program:

We invite all incoming freshmen and their parents to join our recipe program. We're always searching for new ideas for our dining hall menus. Often we hear students say, "My Mom makes the best spaghetti I've ever had!" or "Why can't you make barbecued chicken as well as Dad can?" For over 20 years we have invited parents and students to send recipes from home, and the results have been terrific!

Send us your family favorite, or a recipe that hits the spot with you. After converting it to serve 2,000 and testing the emerging recipe, we'll add it to the menu. We'll even spread your fame: Betty Smith's Mom's Spaghetti with Zucchini or Steve Carter's Dad's BBQ Chicken will bring rave reviews. The recipe form is  available on the Recipes from Home page so that you can return it with all other FYP information.

Allergies:

St. Lawrence University Dining Services makes every attempt to identify ingredients which might cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Food items with known allergens are identified with a card placed near the food item.  Managers and cooks are certified by AllerTrain safe food handling procedures to provide customers with allergies and gluten intolerances allergy friendly foods.  Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. There is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change or substitute at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. St. Lawrence University Dining Services will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating an any University establishments. Students/customers with food allergies are encouraged to contact Dining Services at St. Lawrence University for additional information and/or support.

Awards:

Our award-winning Dining Services program offers access to meals and snacks seven days a week, 7:30 am to 8:30 pm, in our traditional Dining Center.  Our students have different options based first on your class year and then, for returning students, on the lifestyle choices that have developed in your campus experience.

All students who live in our residence halls are required to dine in our facilities; our staff and their creations are so good.  The Daily Meal is a New York City-based magazine that covers restaurants, food trends, healthy dining and cooking.  It ranks St. Lawrence University as one of the Best Colleges for Food in America.

Dining locations include Dana Dining Center, Northstar Cafe, Time-Out Cafe (lunch only), Johnson Grab N Go (lunch only), and Spartacus Cafe (9:00 am - 2:00 pm).

Sincerely,

Cynthia Y. Atkins
Director of Dining and Conference Services