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Students | Dining

What are the summer dining options and hours?

Starting Monday, May 11, the Orleans Room is offering boxed meal pickup during the once-daily time:

  • Monday–Sunday: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Guests may pick up hot lunch, boxed dinner, and continental breakfast items during this designated pickup time.

What will dining hours be for the Fall 2020 semester?

Dining hours will adjust to support new operating procedures. That announcement will be forthcoming as plans are finalized.

Will food allergy accommodations be met?

Yes, we make it a priority to offer foods that meet your dietary and allergy requirements. Sodexo will have grab-n-go options available to address common food-allergy reactions to milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. If you require an official food accommodation, please email

Will retail food options be available?

All retail food venues in the Danna Student Center and at the BAC, including Starbucks, are closed through August 1. We will reopen options for the Fall 2020 semester with enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing requirements, and capacity limits according to city and state guidelines. 

What safety measures will you take for fall dining services?

In partnership with our food provider, Sodexo, Loyola will enact proven precautions and safety practices, combined with transparent and ongoing communication, to offer healthy, safe, and delicious dining options on campus this fall. The campus dining team is taking every precaution to deliver safe, high-quality food in a carefully controlled environment, including requiring personal protective equipment, frequent hand washing, and regular temperature checks for our staff. We will also eliminate self-service options, expand options for carryout orders, and use touchless technology for transactions. We will follow enhanced cleaning protocols for high-touch areas and limit capacity according to city and state guidelines. We have also ordered outdoor seating so students can eat outside. We are making event spaces and other spaces available to students for dining. 

Will commuter students be able to opt out of the required $250 Wolf Bucks commuter fee?

Students who are studying 100% remotely and out of the New Orleans area will not be required to maintain a meal plan. Students who are still commuting to campus and in the New Orleans area will still carry the commuter plan.

Will Wolf Bucks be able to be used at retail locations and for mobile ordering?

Yes, Wolf Bucks will be able to be used at retail locations for mobile ordering and pick up.

Will unused Wolf Bucks from last semester be credited?

Yes, those will appear on the student’s ID card when they begin the semester. That spring balance will decline before using the Fall meal plan allotment.

Is dining open to the general public?

Dining on campus will only be limited to students, faculty, and staff. Our Campus Visitor Policy outlines our full plan for allowing guests on campus, including dining establishments. 

Will cross campus dining be suspended?

Our dining reciprocity program in partnership with Tulane is suspended until further notice. This is a mutual agreement to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus between the two campuses. 

Will catering events be canceled?

All on campus catering events are canceled for the remainder of the semester or until further notice.