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It is important to us to provide you with appetizing meals that meet your nutritional needs. Two food venues are available: Ryan Hall Cafeteria and the Griffin Grill in the Dunham Student Activity Center. See their schedules below.  Learn more about our meal plans and how they work.

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are available online beginning in the fall.


Ryan Dining Hall

Located on first floor of Ryan Hall

Hot breakfast, full course lunch and dinners, soup and salad bar, pizza, and deli bar, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages are available. All students, faculty and staff can pay on a cash basis/declining balance (see Griffin Bucks below). Resident students use their resident ID for meal plans. You are welcome to eat and drink as much as you want while in the dining room.

To Go boxes are available but cannot be refilled after leaving the hall.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday


  7:30 am– 9:00 am



11:15 am – 1:30 pm


10:30 am – 1 pm


  4:15 pm – 6:30 pm


  4:30 pm – 6pm

Summer hours: only open when camps are in session


Griffin Grill

Located on the second floor of the DSAC (Dunham Student Activity Center)

The Griffin Grill is the spot where you can enjoy “hot off the grill” menu items and meals designed for students on the move. Menu items include: salads, wraps, hot and cold sandwiches, daily specials and “Grab ‘N Go” items. Resident students must present their meal cards to the cashier when ordering. Students, faculty and staff can pay cash or use their “Griffin Bucks”. You will need to present a university I.D. card to the cashier when using their declining balance account. See more information about Griffin Bucks below.


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Continental Breakfast

 9:00 am – 11:00 am



11:00 am –10:00 pm


 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Summer Lunch Hours only: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Griffin Bucks

Commuters, Faculty & Staff, and even Residents can participate!

Griffin Bucks is a declining balance program (like a debit card) using your university ID to purchase food. Set up your account in the Business Office by depositing a minimum of $25.00 into your account. Each deposit made to your account will receive an additional 10% bonus. Your Griffin Bucks balance will carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester but not from spring to the following fall. Griffin Bucks accounts are closed on the last Friday before the spring semester ends. Balances are not refundable, use it or lose.

Present your ID at the time of purchase and tell them you are using Griffin Bucks. Balances cannot be transferred to a different account.

All residents can use this in addition to their meal plan but it does not replace the meal plan. Southwest and Cotta residents can use this since the residents are not required to have a meal plan.

Here's how residents can use Griffin Bucks:

  • To purchase an additional food selection when eating from the exchange menu located in the Griffin Grill.
  • To purchase popcorn and or soda during a sporting/recreational event held in the gym.
  • To purchase meals at the Griffin Grill or in the Ryan Dining room for a guest.
  • To purchase an individual meal if the student has used his or her weekly meal allocation.

To check your account balance, Food service or the Business office can assist you. To add money to your account, you or resident parents can contact the Business office at 314-889-1405 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

You are responsible for reporting a lost or stolen Fontbonne ID card with Griffin Bucks dollars to Student Affairs, 889-1411. Fontbonne University assumes no financial liability for a lost or stolen card.


Resident Meal Options

Resident students living in Medaille and St. Joseph Halls are required to have a meal plan. Residents can choose from 3 Traditional Plans (19, 14 or 10 meals per week) or 3 Block Plans (170 meals, 145 meals, or 115 meals per semester). If you do not specify a meal plan, the 14 meal plan is automatically assigned to Medaille and St. Joseph residents only. Changes in your plan choice can be made up to 2 weeks after moving in. All change requests must be in writing. No changes are accepted by phone.

Meal Plan Options

Traditional Meal Plans

Cost Per Year


F-19 Meal Plan


Only plan holder can use meals each week. Meals are non-transferable.

M-14 Meal Plan


Only plan holder can use meals each week. Meals are non-transferable.

P-10 Meal Plan


Only plan holder can use meals each week. Meals are non-transferable.




Block Plans

Cost Per Year


C-340 meals per year/170 per semester


Meals can be used anytime throughout the semester for the plan holder or their guest(s). Unused meals at the end of the semester do not transfer. There are no refunds. If meals run out before the end of the semester, the resident can purchase Griffin Bucks.

D-290 meals per year/145 per semester


E-230 meals per year/115 per semester