All boarding students at LeTourneau University are provided a meal plan as part of "room and board" costs. Food services are directed by Bon Appetit Management Company at two locations: the Corner Cafe and The Hive snack bar/Common Grounds (located on the first floor of the Memorial Student Center). We currently offer three meal plans for residential students:
The Corner Café dining hall offers an “All You Care to Eat” format, which allows students to pick and choose what they want to eat for each meal. Multiple stations are set up throughout the serving area, including pizza, healthy choice, casserole, grill, chef’s station, deli, salad bar and dessert.
Students who have classes during the designated lunch hour can pick up a box lunch on the go. To do so, students must show their university schedules to one of the dining hall managers, who must approve the plan. Once approved, the student’s name will be placed on a list, enabling him or her to pick up a box lunch on the way to class for the date with a conflict.
Hours of Operation
|Mon – Fri||Saturday||Sunday|
6:30 – 9:30 am
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
|8:00 – 9:00 am|
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
10:50 am – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:30 pm
|11:30 am – 2:00 pm|
|Dinner||4:45 – 7:00 pm||4:45 – 6:00 pm|| Click for more info
For those late night cravings, students can dine at RG's Grill in the Corner Café, which is open late during the week, and on Sundays for dinner. This option is not included in the meal plans, so students will need to use their Flex Money, Munch Money, cash, or cards to enjoy traditional grill-style foods from RG's Grill.
Hours of Operation:
|Monday - Thursday||Sunday|
|Lunch||7:30 pm - 11:30 pm||5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
For students in a rush, there are conversion meals, which allow the student to grab a quick combo meal at The Hive (the university taquería located on the first floor of the Memorial Student Center) in lieu of a meal at the dining hall. Conversion meals are available for lunch, but a student cannot eat at the dining hall and The Hive for the same meal.
Hours of Operation:
|Monday, Wednesday and Friday||Tuesday and Thursday|
|Lunch||11:30 am – 2:00 pm||10:50 am – 2:00 pm|
Common Grounds offers a full array of fine coffee, espresso, tea and more, complimented by fresh pastries, muffins, scones, cookies and bars, grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, yogurt and bottled drinks.
Hours of Operation:
|Mon - Thurs||Friday|
|7:30 am - 12:30 pm||7:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|1:15 pm - 6:00 pm||1:15 pm - 4:00 pm|
|6:45 pm - 10:30 pm|
No meals are served in the Dining Hall on Sunday evenings; however, RG's Grill in the Corner Cafe is open Sunday evenings from 5 - 9 pm for those who wish to purchase dinner (Flex Money, Munch Money, cash, or credit may be used). No meals are served during Spring Break or Christmas holidays, and students can expect reduced hours during other holidays; those hours will typically be posted several weeks in advance. Students may enter the cafeteria only once per meal period, but they may consume all they care to eat. The only restriction is that no food may leave the building other than one piece of fruit or small snack.
Students must bring their LeTourneau University student ID card every time they wish to enter the cafeteria. If the card is lost, new ID cards are issued in the Office of Student Affairs, with the meal plan being validated by bringing the card to the Bon Appetit office in the Corner Cafe.
Cash prices for meals in the dining hall are as follows (with tax included):
|Breakfast||$5.31 + .44 tax = $5.75|
|Lunch||$6.47 + .53 tax = $7.00|
|Dinner/Sunday Lunch||$7.39 + .61 tax = $8.00|
|Children (ages 12 and Under)||$3.69 + .31 tax = $4.00|
The costs for other meal plans, and an explanation of "Flex Money" and "Munch Money" are detailed in the Bon Appetit dining brochure available here.
Students requiring a special diet must present a doctor's request along with a specific menu. Bon Appetit Food Services will do everything reasonably possible to meet those needs, and Student Affairs can assist as liaisons in the process. Students who are ill and not able to go to the dining hall may arrange for a "sick tray" through Health Services.
No beverage glasses, cups or utensils may be removed from the dining hall. Please do not remove items such as tableware, salt or pepper shakers. Students are responsible for returning any sick trays obtained when they are unable to go to the dining hall, so their roommate or RA may need to assist with this service. Students having any questions about any of the above, or anything else concerning Food Services, should not hesitate to call the Food Service Director at (903) 233-3661.