• Grand Hall: Grand Hall will feature an exciting new menu offering old favorites along with exciting new selections.  Sodexo’s dining program is dedicated to accommodating customers who have food allergies or other special dietary needs with a variety of safe, healthy and delicious options to please every palate. Our award-winning Simple Servings station offers an allergen-safe dining option for those with food allergies, gluten intolerance or those who prefer simpler foods. Simple Servings offers lean proteins, vegetables and side dishes free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs. All options are also free from gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid allergen and gluten cross-contact. The dedicated staff members who prepare and serve the food get to know students with dietary restrictions, and work to ensure they are not only safe but socially included in the dining experience. 
  • Mein Bowl: Mein Bowl will be opening in The Marketplace.  Panda Express has elected not to re-open in the fall however Mein Bowl will open in its place.  The menu will feature authentic global cuisine and vibrant menu combinations from Orange Chicken, Vegetable Lo Mein, and Szechuan Beef to egg rolls, hand rolled sushi and more.
  • Billiken Club Additions: The menu will offer everyone’s old favorites with some new features including beer and wine.  We are finalizing the permits and licenses to offer alcohol service this fall.
  • Special Events: Added special events across DineSLU campus dining locations from holiday celebrations to just for the fun of it theme meals with prizes and sweepstakes.  Test it Tuesday will be offered every Tuesday in September in The Marketplace for the campus to sample new products and we are planning BiCENTennial Celebrations around homecoming.
  • Customer engagement and data collection:  Throughout the academic year DineSLU will be working with the university community to gather data and feedback to determine future dining services.  Please take time to participate in surveys, polls, focus groups, etc to help form new and enhanced offerings.  
  • Meal Plans and Purchasing Additional Flex: Additional bonus flex can be added by visiting your mySLU Portal.  Residents receive a 25 percent bonus and Apartment/Commuters receive a 10 percent bonus.
  • Choose to Reuse: “Choose to Reuse” is a reusable container program designed to let students take a meal to go from Grand Hall.  This program is designed to reduce waste by replacing single-use disposable food and beverage containers with reusable containers while accommodating the busy lifestyles of the campus community.
  • Tapingo: In a hurry . . . order ahead.  Use the Tapingo app to place your order at The Grill, Subway, Starbucks, Qdoba, Billiken Grill, Mein Bowl, Jamba Juice, or Einstein Bros and it will be ready when you get there.
  • Favorite Dining Staff: We are extending employment offers to every previous DineSLU hourly employee, so your favorite staff will be back, yes including Mae!

Meal plans for anyone living on campus are included in your room and board rate. Off campus or commuter meal plans are billed to your student account each semester; you can select the FLEX 300 or the FLEX 300 Plus Plan.

Yes, your meal plan auto renews. Meals expire at the end of the semester and flex will carry over from fall to spring but does expire at the end of the spring semester.  Bonus flex does not auto renew and does not expire as long as you are a Saint Louis University student or a faculty/staff member.

If you live in an on-campus residence hall, changes to your meal plan can be made through the first three weeks of each semester. After that point, the meal plan chosen is your meal plan for the entire semester. First-year students do not have the option to request a meal plan change

Flex dollars come with your meal plan (if applicable) and are used to purchase food at any DineSLU retail location. Unused flex at the end of the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester. Flex expires at the end of the spring semester.

Bonus flex dollars are just like flex dollars, with three exceptions: 

  1. You buy them in addition to your meal plan.
  2. They do not expire at the end of the spring semester.
  3. They are eligible for promotional matching bonus dollars that can only be used to purchase food.
Running low on flex dollars? Add bonus flex. Purchase resident bonus flex and receive a 25 percent bonus with any flex dollar purchase in addition to your meal plan. On campus apartments, commuter students, and faculty/staff receive a 10 percent bonus when purchasing bonus flex dollars. Bonus flex dollars do not expire. Visit your mySLU portal to purchase.
Visit your mySLU portal – eAccounts.  Here you can track your meal plan, check your flex balance, and view transactions.  In Person – Bring your SLU ID to Parking and Card Services at 33 DuBourg Hall or swipe your SLU ID at any of the four kiosks located on campus to retrieve your card balance and make deposits. Kiosks are located in Busch Student Center, Pius XII Memorial Library, the Medical Center Library, and in the Vincent C. Immel Law Library.
If you run out of meals or flex dollars you can always add more. The Block 25 plan can be purchased at any time and does not expire. Additional Flex dollars can be purchased by logging into your mySLU portal.
Meals expire at the end of the semester and flex will carry over from fall to spring but does expire at the end of the spring semester; unused bonus flex does not expire. A portion of unused flex dollars will be donated to help feed the hungry. Sodexo prides itself on giving back to the community and has a program called “Food for Flex” to help those in need.
Flex dollars can be used at any of the DineSLU locations on campus. This includes Subway, Qdoba, Jamba Juice, The Grill, Mein Bowl, Saint Louis Bread Company, Seasons, Simply to Go, Starbucks, Einstein’s, Chick Fil A, Ameren Café, Union Café, Fresh Gatherings, Café Fresh, Reinert, Billiken Club and Grill, and Grand Hall.
Meals can be used at the Grand Hall Dining Hall and Reinert To Go. Meals can be exchanged at Qdoba, Subway, Billiken Club and The Grill Monday through Thursday from 5pm-10pm. Meals exchanges are also accepted at Fresh Gatherings Cafes.
On-campus apartment and commuter students will automatically receive the Flex 300 plan at the start of each semester. They can choose the Flex 300 Plus plan which provides the ultimate flexibility with 25 meals and $300 flex. On Campus Apartment and Commuters can enjoy the same dining benefits of eating in the state-of-the-art Grand Dining Hall much like their residence hall friends.
Yes. Grand Hall accepts all forms of payments, including credit cards, debit cards, and cash along with the 25 block and flex dollars.
Students-on-the-go can make purchases from any of our conveniently located retail locations featuring entrees, freshly made salads, sandwiches, snacks, sides and more. In addition, guests in Grand Hall can “Choose to Reuse;” a reusable container program designed to let students take a meal to go. This program is designed to reduce waste by replacing single-use disposable food and beverage containers with reusable containers while accommodating the busy lifestyles of the campus community.
Yes. You can view menus online via the Bite App or by visiting the SLU Dining website: dineslu.com
Grand Hall will feature an exciting new menu offering old favorites along with exciting new selections. Sodexo’s dining program is dedicated to accommodating customers who have food allergies or other special dietary needs with a variety of safe, healthy and delicious options to please every palate. Our award-winning Simple Servings station located in Grand Hall offers an allergen-safe dining option for those with food allergies, gluten intolerance or those who prefer simpler foods. Simple Servings offers lean proteins, vegetables and side dishes free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs. All options are also free from gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid allergen and gluten cross-contact. The dedicated staff members who prepare and serve the food get to know students with dietary restrictions, and work to ensure they are not only safe but socially included in the dining experience.  
 
We offer many healthy selections including vegetarian and gluten-free options.  If you are uncertain about what we offer or have specific dietary needs talk to a manager or to our nutritionist Richelle by scheduling a consultation at nutrition@SLU.edu
We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please contact our office at 314-977-4030 or e-mail: marianne.rogers@sodexo.com