Dining Hall

Notre Dame of Maryland University and SAGE Dining Services ® are pleased to present an exciting dining program!

The talented chefs from SAGE have transformed mealtime at Notre Dame of Maryland University into a daily culinary adventure. Our students are treated to real food, cooked from scratch. SAGE`s seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting the students` preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE`s registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

Daily Menu

Dining Hall Hours

Breakfast...7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch...11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dinner...4:45 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch...11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dinner...5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

All hours are subject to change during the summer months, academic shutdowns, special meals and school holidays.  These changes will be posted in advance.*

* If the University is closed, Doyle Dining Hall will operate on weekend hours.
Brunch ( 11am - 1pm ) and Dinner ( 5pm - 6pm )

Dining Hall Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do meal plans work?

All resident students are required to be on a residential meal plan.  The University offers one campus meal plan.

University Meal Plan: 19 meals a week and 5 guest passes per semester. (Required for all first year students)

Q: What are meal prices?

Declining Balance

Breakfast $6.75

Lunch/Brunch $7.75

Dinner $8.75

Cash (with NDMU ID)

Breakfast $7.75

Lunch/Brunch $8.75

Dinner $9.75

Cash (without NDMU ID)

Breakfast $8.75

Lunch/Brunch $9.75

Dinner $10.75

Q: How do I sign up for a meal plan?

A: If you are a resident, you will be asked to choose a meal plan when you sign up for residential housing.  Students will automatically start off the semester with a 19 meal plan.  Your student ID is your meal card for dining on campus and access to Doyle Dining Hall.

Q: What if I want to change my meal plan?

A: You have two weeks after the start of classes to change meal plans.  To change your meal plan, visit the Doyle Dining Hall cashier.  Plan changes take effect during the third week of classes.

Q: What if I lose my card?

A: If you lose your card, please report it to security at ext. 5324 immediately.  A new card may be issued through the IT (Information Technology) Office at ext. 5200.  You must have a card for on campus dining.

Q: What if my card does not work?

A: Come to the Dining Services office immediately.  We will help you resolve the problem.

Q: Can a friend use my card?

A: Sorry, no one else can use your card.  The meal plan is considered to be a non-transferable agreement between you and the University and can not be traded.

Q: What if I get sick and can't come to the Dining Hall to eat?

A: If you are too sick to come to the dining hall, your RA can arrange to get a meal and bring it to your room.

Q: What if I have to work or attend class through lunch?

A: You may order a bag lunch the day before you need it.  Please pick up the lunch from Dining Services in Doyle Hall during any meal period.  Alternatively, you may use your dining dollars to purchase a meal in Gator Alley.

Q: What if I have special dietary needs?

A: If you have a special diet, please speak with SAGE's Food Service Director.

Q: How can I purchase a meal for my visitor?

A: You may use your dining dollars or pay cash for a guest.  Please ask the cashier.

Q: How do I know what's on the menu?

A: Menus are posted weekly on the dining hall doors.  Menus are also available on the University's web site.

Gator Grind Hours

Located in the basement of Doyle Hall

Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Can't make it to the Dining Hall during meal periods? Here are your options!

  • Gator Grind Dinner Swipe Option!
    • Gator Grind will extend hours until 8 PM (Monday through Thursday only)
    • Between 7 PM and 8 PM students can use their dinner swipe in Gator Grind instead of the Dining Hall for a to-go dinner comprised of the following menu:
      Choose a salad, sandwich or jumbo muffin + a snack from the Dollar Zone + a bottle of water of Capri Sun
  • *New!* To-Go Containers:
    • For only $1, you can now get a eco-friendly disposable container at the register in the Dining Hall to get your food to-go
  • For Residential Students w/ Meal Plans – Meal Request Form
    • If you are a residential student with a meal plan, you can request a to-go meal to be prepared for you ahead of time that can be picked up from the SAGE office using the form found here: https://www.ndm.edu/content/meal-request-form

Catering Services

Our on-site caterer, SAGE Dining Services, can accommodate any size event from box lunches for a small training class to an elegantly themed wedding for 140 guests. It is the only caterer permitted on campus.

For internal events on campus – please submit your catering orders on CaterTrax. Please note, we request 10 days’ notice or a late fee may be applicable to your order.

For external rentals on campus – please coordinate your catering order with the Auxiliary Services team, events@ndm.edu

Catering Guide

Contact Us

Ed Marucci, General Manager, SAGE Dining Services® emarucci@sagedining.com

Robin Baux, Assistant Food Service Director, SAGE Dining Services® rbaux@sagedining.com

Phone Number: 410-532-5726