Campus Dining

Baltimore, MD
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a lot of different options, but the quality of the food could be much better.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining hall was called Boulder Café. It wasn't the best place on campus and often it was crowded. The food wasn't always satisfactory but one meal plan entitled you to the entire buffet, so you never left hungry. Besides the Café, there was the Reading room, which sold yogurt and cereal, oatmeal, waffles, sandwiches and plenty more. When kids had to grab and go this was the hot spot. Last, was a place called Iggy's which was a dining hall on the other side of campus. You could use a meal plan or declining dollars and get an entrée, a side, dessert and a drink. There was also a market in Iggy's and in one of the student dorms where students could use declining to buy ice cream, Gatorade, mac and cheese and much more. Overall, the dining options were very flexible and satisfying.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: A lot of choices but they aren't always the best tasting

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's okay. The pizza is not good here especially for so many students from the New York/New Jersey area

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Loyola just changed their meal plan this year so it's still in the middle of a lot of improvements, but many students have a a lot of complaints about it. I personally think the food is really good and a lot of times you can even watch them make it so you know it's fresh, but the options are very limited. There are only two dining halls on campus and there are only certain times during the day when you can use your meal swipes (the rest of the time you have to use declining dollars, which you have 300 of, but many students run out of this quickly). You also only get 10 meal swipes a week on the basic plan which I found to be an awkward number. All in all, it's just a confusing system.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 408th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 701st
    Best Quality Food
  • 1015th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1225th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1309th
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Delaney
Grad Year
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Sodexo operates Loyola University Maryland's dining facilities. Although there is no traditional dining hall, there are 15 individual dining platforms across campus with national brands including Boar's Head Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, Red Mango, Starbucks, Vocelli Pizza, and Wow Café & Wingery. Iggy's Market features fresh home-style meals, as well as grocery and convenient store items, and Boulder Garden Café has a new section called Iggy's Express, which offers more healthy home-style options for students. Loyola dining has also recently implemented many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, and they are very accommodating for students with food allergies. There is also a regular dining committee on campus. Loyola Dining encourages students to join and share their ideas to help make the dining service as compatible with the students needs as possible.

There is not a traditional college meal plan at Loyola University Maryland—dining is a 100 percent retail account. As a student you are given a declining balance card that works like a debit card, and each student puts a balance of his or her choice on either the Dining Advantage account or the Evergreen account. The Dining Advantage account is tax exempt and can only be used at dining locations on campus. The Evergreen account has a 6 percent sales tax and can be used at all of the dining locations as well as anywhere else on campus, such as the bookstore and the laundry facilities.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3000 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Boulder Garden Café
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Starbucks
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels
  • Eggs
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken Parmesan Sub
  • Moe's
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Milkshakes
  • Pizza
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None, but lots of off-campus restaurants will accept payment from your Evergreen account.
Special Options
You can go off campus, raid the snack machines, or order from Domino's using your Evergreen card. Dining Services also offers Bonus Bucks. Basically, when you buy a certain meal plan, you receive bonus money based on the amount of money in your meal plan.
Did You Know?
  • The company who provides food on campus is Sodexo.
  • You can find coupons for different eating facilities on campus in the school newspaper, the Greyhound, which comes out every Tuesday.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Boulder Garden Café
Location: Andrew White Student Center, first floor
Food: Bagels & Spreads, Boar's Head Deli, Iggy's Market Express, Moe's Southwest Grill, Vocelli Pizza, WOW Café & Wingery
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Vocelli delivery available Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 a.m.)
Iggy's Market
Location: Newman Towers
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.
Ikigaii Sushi
Location: Andrew White Student Center
Food: Sushi
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mein Bowl
Location: Andrew White Student Center
Food: Asian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Red Mango
Location: Andrew White Student Center
Food: Frozen yogurt
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Refectory
Location: Rev. Francis X. Knott, S.J. Center
Food: Salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Simply to Go
Location: Sellinger Hall
Food: Grab 'n go items
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Smart Market
Location: Flannery O'Connor Hall
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 5 p.m-11 p.m.
Location: Andrew White Student Center
Food: Coffee, tea, baked goods
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 32 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 43% Iggys
  • 29% Complete deli section
  • 14% Sushi
  • 14% Buffet

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% The cost
  • 40% Food is always very fancy, but not always good


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