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Dining

At Loomis, the dining hall is a place to gather with friends for great food and good conversation. Our food service provide creates menus inspired by our community, with options ranging from lentil tomato garam masala soup, vegetable empanadas, jambalaya, and Middle Eastern falafel to Thai BBQ chicken pizza, herb roast pork loin, stuffed portobello mushrooms, beef & chorizo chili, and of course chicken nuggets. Salad and sandwich bars, and panini, pasta, pizza, and Asian stir fry stations are also available as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options, an ice cream machine, and various other snacks to grab on the go.

If you have dietary restrictions, we offers dietary accommodations based on religious situations or specific food allergies. Our Food Service Director is available to review weekly menus and introduce substitutes to accommodate these situations. See our Weekly Menu.

Dining FAQs

When is the dining hall open?

What type of food does the dining hall serve?

The dining hall offers a wide range of selections at every meal to ensure that you will find something enjoyable to eat. We offer meat, chicken, fish, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to cater to our diverse student body. The menu varies from day to day, offering different options and ensuring a variation in diet. Please refer to the Weekly Menu to see what is being served this week at Loomis.

Are there options for students who are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free?

We offer many menu options that cater to various lifestyles. For example, there is a gluten-free station as well as a salad bar, grain burgers, pasta, and tofu as options, just to name a few.

Where can I eat if I miss a scheduled meal time?

When the dining hall is closed, the café in the SNUG is open for you to grab a bite to eat. The menu varies in choices to allow everyone to find something that appeals to them. Anything ordered at the café can be charged to your student account. Boarding students also have access to kitchens in the dorms so they can cook for themselves when they like.

Is there a snack bar or dining hall alternative?

Located in the center of campus, the SNUG (Students Nestled Under Ground) provides an ideal place for you to relax during a free period, grab a snack after classes, and meet up with friends on a Saturday night. The bookstore, central mailroom, Student Activities office, and café call the SNUG home. TVs and ping pong tables provide easy entertainment when the space isn’t hosting performances by student and local bands, open mic nights, and dances. The SNUG café is open whenever the dining hall is closed and serves various hot food options, including breakfast sandwiches, chicken fingers, and french fries. Boarding students also have access to kitchens in the dorms so they can cook for themselves when they like.

How does the dining hall contribute to environmental sustainability?

Sustainability is no longer just a growing trend, but rather is a part of our culture and a way of the future. We have been working closely with our vendors to provide local produce and recyclable paper products. We do our best to offer local produce, locally made bagels and donuts, and local hormone-free milk from Garelick Farms. We use only paper napkins made from recycled materials in our dining halls and recyclable paper towels in our kitchen. Our vendors inform us when seasonal produce is at its peak from local farms and update us when new recyclable paper products are available to best fit our needs.