Dining Services

new market in University Hall
M.E.R.V.'s Market opened in University Hall in 2023.

Relax with friends over a meal in the Waldron Café, share a late-night slice with friends at the Valley Pizza Co., or place a mobile order to go!

We know meals plans are an important part of your lifestyle, so we offer flexibility in our dining options through our exclusive caterer, Griffin Dining.
You can learn more about your meal plan options on our Tuition & Fees page.

M.E.R.V. Bucks

All of our plans include M.E.R.V. Bucks, which can be redeemed at dining spots around campus without using a meal. It’s the perfect solution when you’re between classes and looking for a snack or cup of coffee. They can be used for additional meals, guest meals, and commercially packaged products at the Waldron Cafe, Valley Pizza Co. / Starbucks, or pop-up events.

If you run out of M.E.R.V. Bucks before the semester ends, you can purchase additional Flex Dollars. If you have M.E.R.V. Bucks left over from fall semester, they will transfer to the spring semester, but they do not transfer from the spring semester to the following fall semester.

Flex Dollar Accounts

Using your student ID, you can establish a Flex Dollar Account, which acts as a debit account for purchases you make on campus. The balance on your account is carried forward each semester until you graduate or formally withdraw from the University.

You can purchase flex dollars at the Campbell Solution Center or online through eAccounts on the GMercyU Portal. You can purchase any amount but any purchase over $50 will receive a 10% enhancement.

Casual Meal Rates

  • Breakfast: $5.95
  • Lunch: $9.43
  • Dinner: $10.38
  • Special Meal: $11.79


University Meal Periods

Monday - Thursday

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lite Lunch: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch: 12:00pm - 5:00pm



Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lite Lunch: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Late Night Dinner (Valley Pizza Co. Only): 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Waldron Cafe

You’ll find options to please every palate in this “all you can eat” dining hall. Our chefs take great pride in developing creative menus encompassing multicultural and delicious entrees and sides. From holiday-themed meals to chef specials, we work with our student dining committees throughout the year to provide rich dining experiences to our campus community. Students using a meal plan just swipe their card for access and other guests may pay with Flex Dollars, cash, or credit card.

Hours: See University Meal periods above

Valley Pizza Co. 

One step into the Waldron Student Center and the aroma of fresh, housemade pizzas will leave you wanting a slice. The Valley Pizza Co. is known for its classic and innovative pizzas and accompanying Italian cuisine, and uses the best quality cheese, vegetables and meats. Dine in, take out, or have us bring it to you with a catering request. Meal Exchange Equivalency is available during lunch and dinner, or you can pay with Flex Dollars or cash.

Hours: See University Meal periods above

M.E.R.V's Market in University Hall

Conveniently located for a quick bite between classes, you’ll find fan favorite products like bottled beverages, energy drinks, chips, candy, healthy snacks, and freshly-brewed Starbucks coffee. 

Thanks to its self-checkout kiosk, the market is available during all building hours. Simply choose what you're craving, use the kiosk to scan in the barcodes or add non-barcoded items, then pay with your campus ID (Flex Dollars or M.E.R.V.) or a credit card. In addition to frequent visits by our team members to keep inventory stocked, our camera system will monitor the location throughout the day.

Hours: Open during all University Hall building hours

Mobile Ordering

Need a quick and convenient meal, snack, or drink? Download the Transact Mobile app on the Mac App Store or Google Play Store, then place your pick-up order for:

  • Griffins Go at Waldron (use meal swipe equivalency at $9.50 for the best value)
  • Valley Pizza Co. / Starbucks (expanded selection of snacks and drinks)

All Mobile Orders can be picked up on the first floor of Waldron Student Center across from Valley Pizza Co.

Hours:  Available during all University Meal periods


More Dining Details

Students may use their meals at Waldron Café or Valley Pizza Co. Students can also choose to use a meal for Mobile Order Pick Up instead of in person dining.

Cash Equivalency is available at Valley Pizza Co. for both in-person dining and Mobile Ordering. Students using Mobile Ordering can use their Cash Equivalency Meal Swipe for a meal up to $9.50 or $6.25 at Valley Pizza Co.

Students on a 15 Meal Plan can use 1 meal per meal period with a maximum total meals of 4 meals used per day. Students on this plan cannot use their meal plan at two locations during the same meal period. Students on a Block plan can use multiple meals per meal period at any location. 

Contact Us

Have questions about Griffin Dining? Check out our Dining Website, or contact us at griffindining@gmercyu.edu or 267-448-1328.



To make arrangements for catered food events, please contact us at 267-448-1328 or email griffincatering@gmercyu.edu Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also check out our Catering Website.